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Hey wasup guys am trying to know witch leaf springs is the best route to go for, for a better 60 foot and where can they be purchase at
 

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Hey wasup guys am trying to know witch leaf springs is the best route to go for, for a better 60 foot and where can they be purchase at
The flex a form fiberglass leaves are soft and shave weight

Beyond that for drag racing, stock.
The only other after market leaves are Hotchkis. They're stiff and low. Neither is really conducive to weight transfer.

Most of the work on these trucks on the rear is in correct pinion angle, proper shocks, and long bars setup with correct preload.
 

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Been 1.31 60' with fiberflass leafs but good luck finding them. if you want to 60' hard then get some good double adjustable shocks for the rear. I run viking shocks. Long bars will help as well. Other than that throw all the power at it.

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When people say they cut a said 60' time with a certain suspension component, I like to ask myself "is it the component or the person dialing in the truck". With that said, are the leaf springs on your truck damaged and you need a replacement?
 

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The flex a form fiberglass leaves are soft and shave weight

Beyond that for drag racing, stock.
The only other after market leaves are Hotchkis. They're stiff and low. Neither is really conducive to weight transfer.

Most of the work on these trucks on the rear is in correct pinion angle, proper shocks, and long bars setup with correct preload.
Thanks for the feed back I appreciated the advice you can give me
 

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When people say they cut a said 60' time with a certain suspension component, I like to ask myself "is it the component or the person dialing in the truck". With that said, are the leaf springs on your truck damaged and you need a replacement?
I like to say it is both. The components were part of the dialing in process imo.

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I like to say it is both. The components were part of the dialing in process imo.

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I am a girl believer that some people's results are because of xyz part.

And some people's are in spite of xyz part. Lol


My truck has cut a poorly 1.55 60'

It's done that inspite of my suspension. Not because of it.
 

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I am a girl believer that some people's results are because of xyz part.

And some people's are in spite of xyz part. Lol


My truck has cut a poorly 1.55 60'

It's done that inspite of my suspension. Not because of it.
Well at that point it's only a few options... Either not making the power down low, not knowing where to set the suspension, or the track is absolutely horrible and not one person is hooking lol. When going to the track I like to watch some big powered light cars go down the track. That way I know I have no excuse. Most race cars have have more power than we make and are much lighter. Weight is traction so at that point I have no excuses. Sometimes the answer is more power for better traction. Also 1.55 isn't terrible depending on your set up.

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Well at that point it's only a few options... Either not making the power down low, not knowing where to set the suspension, or the track is absolutely horrible and not one person is hooking lol. When going to the track I like to watch some big powered light cars go down the track. That way I know I have no excuse. Most race cars have have more power than we make and are much lighter. Weight is traction so at that point I have no excuses. Sometimes the answer is more power for better traction. Also 1.55 isn't terrible depending on your set up.

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There's no setting my suspension.
It's not for drag racing. It's fixed.

Hotchkis rear leaves. Belltech shackles. Hotchkis 2.1 shocks.

Hotchkis coils. Stifflers upper and lower arms. Hotchkis 2.1 shocks.

It's designed to turn. Not launch. And it's ignorantly low.

As I said, it cuts a 1.5 inspite of my suspension not because of it.

Track is an nhra big track. Prep is good.

2.9 Whipple. E85. Korn tuned. Power is there. 6.85 @ 104 on pump e85 weighing 4800lbs.
 

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I have been 1.57 60 foot on MT drag radials fiberglass springs JDM coils and single adjustable shocks and I'm in a 5300 pound 4 door HD with 600 HP
 

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There's no setting my suspension.
It's not for drag racing. It's fixed.

Hotchkis rear leaves. Belltech shackles. Hotchkis 2.1 shocks.

Hotchkis coils. Stifflers upper and lower arms. Hotchkis 2.1 shocks.

It's designed to turn. Not launch. And it's ignorantly low.

As I said, it cuts a 1.5 inspite of my suspension not because of it.

Track is an nhra big track. Prep is good.

2.9 Whipple. E85. Korn tuned. Power is there. 6.85 @ 104 on pump e85 weighing 4800lbs.
You are at elevation right?

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That pass was at ~700 feet da
That 6.85 was my first pass off the trailer. My second pass I blew a heater hose and was done.
Gotcha..thought you were up in elevation for some reason.

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I've seen -1000 on a good day at pacific. Should help Marty turn in some fast times this year
Yeah I'm about 45 minutes inland of Charleston SC so not to high up.. only thing that sucks is the heat and humidity. Today was 100 degrees with 100% humidity. Even in fall/winter the humidity can be bad.

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