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post #1 of 8 Old 03-24-2014, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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s10 Drag Truck rear squat

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Having problems with the passenger side rear squatting too much on launch. Just wondering what people do to fix this. Has Ford 8.8 with lower control arms, Leaf springs with adjustable shocks. Shock setting on passenger side is the stiffest (50/50) with driver side on weakest (70/30). I'd like to get it to squat as evenly as possible. No traction problems at all. Would chaining the drivers side front to keep it from lifting so much help? Or should I just try to find a stiffer leaf spring setup with stiffer shock? Any help is appreciated!

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Re: s10 Drag Truck rear squat

I have seen a s10 where they did make the control where it could only move so far. What are you running for the rest of the susp if you dont mind me asking?

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Just stock control arms and shocks up front.
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Hi all!
Having problems with the passenger side rear squatting too much on launch. Just wondering what people do to fix this. Has Ford 8.8 with lower control arms, Leaf springs with adjustable shocks. Shock setting on passenger side is the stiffest (50/50) with driver side on weakest (70/30). I'd like to get it to squat as evenly as possible. No traction problems at all. Would chaining the drivers side front to keep it from lifting so much help? Or should I just try to find a stiffer leaf spring setup with stiffer shock? Any help is appreciated!

1983 s10
383 sbc; natural
1.51 60'
7.02 ET @ 1/8
TH350 with trans brake
Do you have a rear anti sway bar ?
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Re: s10 Drag Truck rear squat

^that's what I was gonna say next

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Re: s10 Drag Truck rear squat

Heres the picture I was talking about this dude is on yellow bullet. If you look close the left side looks pinned because the other side is hanging down further

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I've heard torque converters causing this also. Worth checking into .
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