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As some of you know I am in process of putting a psd in a 78 ford crewcab.

If you had your choice how would you go about it?

I am thinking superduty computer and guages an harness. I am going to retrofit the Superduty stuff into the old cluster.

Standalone tranny (prob Bauminator).....would you all go e4od? or 4r100?

And have not decided wich route to go with turbos. Either twins, or a good single.

I am going to use this truck to haul a camper and the it has to be streetable.....But really looking for all the power I can get as well.

Shoot me your thoughts?

It already has a D60 in the rear, I am thinking I am going to leave it and just get the 60 hung under the front as well... Air locker front and rear. Anyone have experience with these? going to hold up to the drag racing abuse?

Suspension will be a triangulated 4 link front and rear with air bags for the ride.

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I dont think you are going to like the ride with front air bags.
I would run either stock or coil overs.
The air bags in front are going to give you a horrible ride IMO.
You are either going to have a squishy or teeth jarring ride.
Now if you do a boosted launch you would **** if you saw what those airbags look like extending.Next time your along side a tractor trailer that has airbags on the rear,watch everytime he shifts
Wacker,2wd or 4x4?
Andrew,is your truck a air ride in back or just helpers.You would need a full air ride setup to see what im talking about.Like i said check out a tractor with air bags when its going thru the gears
Ahhh,as long as you know what im talking about.I do think air bags will give you the nicest ride.I know when i was doing th 24" lifts many,many years ago we had one truck with air bags,rode nice but didnt care for the see-saw effect when you put the pedal down.That was long ago and technology has gotten better so you should be fine.

Im guessing you are going to be running a on-board compressor,are you going to have the self leveling vavles in there.

The front i would set the bags above the axle,for the rear i would set it up like a tractor with the bags behind the rear,it will help with some axle wrap and you would beable to run a bigger bag for more load control.
Never thought of the 2 valves per bag,good idea.Im so used to working on tractors with one vavle ,that setup is just stuck inside my head.I think you are going to have a very nice setup in there.

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