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Rear sus..??

ok im planning the rear set up for my drag car. little about the car.. 347 stroker, gonna be running a lot of boost through a c4 with a transbreak. the motor was built for intentions of 600 horse but i have a feeling its going to be more in the 700+ range. anyway at the moment the rear suspension is sitting compltly stock and i dont know where to start. i plan on useing the stock 8.8 (built of corse but dont know weather or not to mini tub and convert to a coil over setup. its thats the route i need some insite on what parts will be needed.. hoping for 9sec pass's thanks -fox

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Wolfe Racecraft, Team Z, UPR, Baseline are all good. They can set you up with anything you might need.

You're going to get a million opinions about who's is the best, but they all work well.

As far as needing to mini tub the car. That all depends on what size tire you think you need to run. a 10 by 28 tire will fit, but a 30 will need some work!

I've been in the 9.30's with a non mini-tubbed, non-coil over set up. With a 28X10.50 slick on a 15 X 10 w/ 6.5" back spacing. So as to "requiring" a mini tub, that's not the case.


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Wolfe Racecraft, Team Z, UPR, Baseline are all good. They can set you up with anything you might need.

You're going to get a million opinions about who's is the best, but they all work well.
Yeah anyone of the major companies can help you out. I run Baseline, Team Z, and Racecraft suspension parts and they are all great!

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Thanks for the replys there guys. ill check out upr again since i already have a full front setup from the cc plates to the k-member. was just thinking that maybe with the poower level i was looking at i might want to hgo coil-over. i know there are a lot of cars running 9s without it.
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Go check out Kevin$'s website, www.baselinesuspensions.com a lot of good info there and good products.

My rear setup is mild at the moment:
Strange 10 way shocks, stock GT springs with airbags
Steeda double adjustable uppers
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Stock sway bar still on, quad shocks removed.

I've been 1.45 in the sixty with adjustable uppers and stock lowers though with the old 347 on a 75 shot and 4200ish stall.

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ok thanks, yeah im trying to put something togeather that will run a good 60' with this combo so any more insite would be great
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I would use wolfe or team z and with that power level I would do the mini tub and run a 325/50/15 or equivalent tire and a 15/10 wheel with a 6.5" bs when buying the lower control arms buy the offset arms if you do the mini tub it will give you more tire clearance . As for the coil over kit look here at there shoot out kit that is what I am using http://www.autoweldchassis.com/newprod.ivnu . You can go here to see my car and what I have done so far http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2474570
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460 - did you do all this work yourself? This is what im kinda leaning twords doing but kinda scard to do that big of a project as im afrade i may mess it up lol. let me know so i can shoot a few pms
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460 - did you do all this work yourself? This is what im kinda leaning twords doing but kinda scard to do that big of a project as im afrade i may mess it up lol. let me know so i can shoot a few pms
I did all the work but welding on the car and I took the rear to a local shop after getting all the parts together except for the axles and had the shop do all the fab work then took the rear to have it sand blasted and powder coated then back to the shop to have the diff , gear and axles installed . If you have any other questions send me a pm .
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I run a megabite jr lower, metco upper, a UPR anti roll bar, and it works. I run low 1.4's on 275/60 radials, leaving on the bottle.

Mine is a fairly cheap and simple combo, but its hard to argue with a combo on a street car that runs 1.40's on a small radial.


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baseline stuff here seeing 60's in the 1.26-1.27 range

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