Gold Lifetime Member
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Londonderry, NH
Re: leaf spring recommendation
I'm running 5 leafs with poly bushings, no traction aids and I have zero wheel hop. The springs are old Rancho Challenger GT IIIs that I had sitting around the shop. They were designed specifically to improve handling and eliminate the need for traction bars. Unfortunately, they haven't made them for a long time!! Somebody else might make something similar?? I don't drag race this car a lot and wanted it to handle better than it might with traction aids.
I'm also running a 9" rear that is solidly U-bolted to the leafs. (no rubber mounting pads as on the original GM setup) and a sticky, race compound, DOT tire. The car hooks just great and never hops.
That said, I believe that most will agree that you can't go wrong with a set of Cal-Tracs!! Not cheap, but money well spent.
68RS/Z28 Klone, Long rod 357 , T-56, 3.89 9"
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