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anybody use TRUCK ARMS in a drag car?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LDGn63, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. LDGn63
    Joined: Jan 27, 2005
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    im looking for first hand accounts of a drag car (gasser or whatever) using truck arms (arent they so popular).
    are ladder bars better?
    i have some truck arms but could build ladders....
    '52 henry J / Allstate is the recipient... its either arms/ladders and coils or find some better leafs and still need "traction aids"

    thanks!
    opinions appreciated too!
     
  2. LDGn63
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    Must be a REALLY bad idea huh? lol
     
  3. Royalshifter
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    from California

    DESOTO has some in his Ford Gasser.
     
  4. malkintent
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    no its been done, super cheap an half way decent!
    im doing it on my gasser
     
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  5. ScottV
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    Often wondered about this myself as my '64 C-10 Rot Rod would really hook on street tires. I was only making 300-325hp but it put it down.
     
  6. LDGn63
    Joined: Jan 27, 2005
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    Thanks all!
    I drove a '63 chevy truck way back in HS (never had good tires or a posi) and I remember standing on the roadside after dad and i had "tweaked" the timing and watching I'm nail it and thinking "man that thing really plants the tires and lifts the body" ... That was before I knew anything about ladder bars. After I did learn of ladders I alwas thought it was funny how closely they resembled my trucks stock arms!
    On a side note... Dad drag raced several '55 chevys in '59-'64 and they all had 3 on the tree... I'll never forget the time I rode with him in my truck and was just plain awestruck at how fast he could hit 1 to 2....
    I gained a whole new kind of respect form him that day!
     

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