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    Default Ladder bars or 4 Link???

    What do you guys recommend for rear suspension on 03 club cab rt? Local guy here in Houston recommends ladder bars over the 4 link, my build consists of a 5.7 based 392 stroker will be around 550+/- whp N/A and 150 shot of nitrous when necessary. Its gonna be mostly a drag truck with a occasional cruise around town.
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    Depending on what kind of drag racing you want to do, a lot of classes require a stock style suspension nowadays. Caltracs and split monos would be the way to go in that case.

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    Just want enough traction to be able to break into the 10 second 1/4 miles. Not gonna be doing any competition racing more of just a wolf in sheep's clothing.
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    If that's as far as your want to go, Caltracs and mono leafs are still your cheap and easier option.

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    will you keep it on the street? Ladder bars can be rough on the street. 4 link has massive amount of adjustability. Ladder bars will keep you in most street classes. caltracs and monos work great but will need some knowledge of making them work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niebs View Post
    will you keep it on the street? Ladder bars can be rough on the street. 4 link has massive amount of adjustability. Ladder bars will keep you in most street classes. caltracs and monos work great but will need some knowledge of making them work.
    Will mostly be a drag truck cruise a saturday here and there, as I work out of town so really wont use it much. Not looking for cheap want something legit.
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    Mid track wheelie on 8.5" slicks good enough lol?



    Or a 5.02 @ 146 back in 2013 again on Caltracs and monos:



    Don't need to blow a ton of money converting to a four link or ladder bars if there's no reason to.

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    cal tracs and split mono leaf is all you will need, you're welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitroram33 View Post
    Mid track wheelie on 8.5" slicks good enough lol?



    Or a 5.02 @ 146 back in 2013 again on Caltracs and monos:



    Don't need to blow a ton of money converting to a four link or ladder bars if there's no reason to.
    I guess that would be enough
    Thanks for the reply guys.
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    Whats the price of a caltrac, split mono set up?

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    Depends on the track prep, and ignore the pictures of cars pulling wheels with leaf springs, we race front end heavy trucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adobedude View Post
    Depends on the track prep, and ignore the pictures of cars pulling wheels with leaf springs, we race front end heavy trucks.
    Really, because my 93 Dakota grudge truck would pull the left front tire on the street with leaf springs, just saying...
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    Mine pulls both tires up on just caltracs !






    When I have the floor jack underneath it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adobedude View Post
    Depends on the track prep, and ignore the pictures of cars pulling wheels with leaf springs, we race front end heavy trucks.
    What is your setup? My local guy wants to do custom upper and lower control arms up front with dual adjustable coil over viking shocks, for the rear he recommended ladder bars with same coil over setup.
    I am also looking into doing this or the 4 link to drop some weight really would like a high 10 sec pas in N/A trim with my 3rd gen hemi swap.
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    My set up...
    Relocated DA Viking shocks
    Caltracs.
    Mono leafs.
    Spring sliders.
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    And lots of another sort of DA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitroram33 View Post
    and lots of another sort of da...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adobedude View Post
    My set up...
    Relocated DA Viking shocks
    Caltracs.
    Mono leafs.
    Spring sliders.
    Do you happen to have any pictures?
    2003 Dakota club cab vin Z, HEMI swap in progress
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