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500rwhp is not a leafsprings's best friend.

Took a little video of what I can't see when driving. First part is a quick spin in the gravel followed by a half throttle pull, easy on the shifts.

Second part is an easy roll on to full throttle and a quick lift.

The axle movement is pretty stupid. And I'm not to fond of that pop when the converter locks either.


I think it's time to replace the rear springs with trailing arms and a panhard bar. Then use semi truck bags for support.

I'm not wasting the time on traction bars when it rides like crap as it is.
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Re: 500rwhp is not a leafsprings's best friend.

wow that is crazy! kinda scary actually!

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Re: 500rwhp is not a leafsprings's best friend.

That last part is pretty crazy how much it moved, people would be surprised I guess if they could see how much they moved. I hadnt done mine yet, but ive "heard" of people actually getting a better ride after traction bars. But I dont know.

Dude where is the camera lol? View is pretty cool.

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Re: 500rwhp is not a leafsprings's best friend.

Thats scary, I hope one day I have to worry about that . Nice video of a problem though! Can't believe it would have came out there clear.

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Re: 500rwhp is not a leafsprings's best friend.

Nice...That was a good vid-- a side view of the pinion angle change would be pretty cool also. Even with my lowly 335hp, the driveline noise changes tell me when the axle is moving the pinion from quasi-happy to pissed off. I was surprised at how much the pinion moved up. My pinion angle is already above the driveline and seeing that affirms that its needs to be lower.

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Re: 500rwhp is not a leafsprings's best friend.

and the taller the blocks between the springs and axle the worse the axle wrap will be....

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and the taller the blocks between the springs and axle the worse the axle wrap will be....

Unless it's a traction block


Few shots with the camera mounted to the front axle of DrSpeed's truck looking at the rear axle:


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Re: 500rwhp is not a leafsprings's best friend.

He has some nice One up offroad traction bars... Plus some drive line work.. That is one bad a$$ truck Denny's got!
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Re: 500rwhp is not a leafsprings's best friend.

Yep, he's got some 6" OUO traction blocks, Dana 80 rear, etc.
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Re: 500rwhp is not a leafsprings's best friend.

Saw his truck last weekend. He burned both 40" tires off in an intersection... .. He has a locker back there too...
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