Anyone got any good tech articles or advice on Ladder Bar Suspensions? Starting to layout the rear suspension on straight axle gasser build. Thinking about length etc. In the old days I remember seeing 4 to 6 foot plus ladders under drag cars. What are the advantages of long versus short ladder bars? Specifics on my car: 850 hp 454, Doug Nash 5 Speed, 350 Rear Gear in Reinforced Ford 9" (with the Nash low first gear it is about the same as a 400 turbo with a 456 gear), 98" wheel base. GOAL, wheels up launch and hold them there for at least one shift if not two.