Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Earth
Hey you all, I havn't been online in a long time, nice to be back. I see CNC is or was up to his old tricks, too bad.
I tried to post my problem once but lost it somewhere so I hope I don't duplicate it.
Anyways, here is my situation.
I put on a set of M/T ET Streets 28 by 11.5 15". My car would hook up within 5 or 6 feet. Only problem was I didn't quite have enough clearance and sliced up the sidewalls a bit.
So in all my brilliance I got rid of my mono leaf springs for a set of multi (4leaf) springs. My thinking was to pick it up about an extra inch of clearance and to stiffen up the suspension. It did both of these quite well.
But now if I mash it I get a full car length of tire spin and if I load up the convertor to about 2500 - 3000 and then pin it I am up in smoke.
So is my problem the stiffer springs?
Or did I just shift my weight too far to the front end?
Is it a bit of both?
Am I just a moron?
I don't have traction bars. I don't have wheel hop that I know of, just too much wheel spin. Do traction bars help plant the tires? I was under the impression they were for stopping wheel hop.
If it's a weight transfer thing would I be wise to lift the front end an inch or so?
Sorry for the lengthy post but I have always had good knowledgable responses from you folks.
Thanks for any advice - Barry.
68 Camaro, 355, Forged pistons, rods and crank, Edelbrock Alum Heads, Air Gap w/Street Avenger, CC 280H, MSD Dist & Digital Box, T400 w/brake & 4200 stall, 513 gears, 11.66 @ 120 (with 150 shot) Street driven (occasional strip use)