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"factory freak"...
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60ft: 2.139, 1/8: 9.522, 72.79 mph.
beats my old best E.T. from Nov. 07 of 9.643, 71.07 mph.

i've been to the track several times in hopes of beating those numbers,
and i got close a few times but never quite exceeded it.

i've managed to beat the mph figure several times recently, so i
knew a new best E.T. was just around the corner...

a couple of years ago, i decided to soften up the rear suspension
some, to reduce the harsh ride quality, and i think that was part
of my problems. it made axle hop on harder starting line load ups
more difficult to control, so softer launches had to be used.

so i decided to add a second set of leafspring clamps, this time to
the frontside of the springs, along with some strips of rubber padding,
just thick enough to fill in the gaps between the leafs.

seems to have helped. the "hop threshold" was moved up considerably,
which helped with my 60ft. times.
 

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terrible. take a lap.
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nice, makes me wonder if i should do the same, although i haven't taken mine to the track yet at all. if it helps yours why wouldn't it help mine right?
 

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Stroker Ace
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pretty impressive for a ext. cab truck that should turn into some high 14 sec passes. running pretty good.

I went to the track last summer in the heat of the day, spinning horribly (open 3.08) and managed

60ft: 2.374
1/8: 9.829 @ 72.023 mph
1/4: 15.271 @ 88.795 mph

I have got to get my 60ft times down closer to yours.

I'm gonna go back next fall with 3.42 eaton unit & a bigger y-pipe, hopefully the posi will help with the traction issues. I'd love to pull some mid to high 14's with just bolt-ons.
 

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"factory freak"...
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nice, makes me wonder if i should do the same, although i haven't taken mine to the track yet at all. if it helps yours why wouldn't it help mine right?
wouldnt hurt.
but you may not necessarilly need it, depending on
whether you run into hop problems.
if you do, its certainly an inexepensive way to
keep hop problems under reasonable control.
 

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"factory freak"...
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pretty impressive for a ext. cab truck that should turn into some high 14 sec passes. running pretty good.

I went to the track last summer in the heat of the day, spinning horribly (open 3.08) and managed

60ft: 2.374
1/8: 9.829 @ 72.023 mph
1/4: 15.271 @ 88.795 mph

I have got to get my 60ft times down closer to yours.

I'm gonna go back next fall with 3.42 eaton unit & a bigger y-pipe, hopefully the posi will help with the traction issues. I'd love to pull some mid to high 14's with just bolt-ons.
thanks.
you definetly need a limited slip diff.
but the extra grip may bring about axle windup (hop) issues.
 
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