I'm looking at your pics of the front axle, and I see one pic with the newer style leaf ( I have two on my f-250). The other pic looks like the older style (1977etc) multiple leaf set up. You mention making the front springs sag as much as possible., by means of softness. I take it you are using a ladder bar set up there, its hard to tell inthe pics exactly whats where. I always just thought a stiffer spring would be less prone to wrap up. But, with a ladder bar there, it wouldn't. What the advantage of the softer front end, spring wise? The downfall of my front end right now is its the dana 50 IFS. Yuck. I'm shopping now for a dana 60 to replace it. The thing that sucks about the IFS is when you hook, the nose rises and the geometery goes way out of whack. Tires kick in towards each other in both front and bottom directions. I'm thinking softer suspension would only make it worse, no? There isn't much clearance between the bump stop and the springs in the front, maybe 2 inches tops. I've thought about putting straps to limit the spring travel, keeping the geometery in place.
As for the ladder bar set up on the rears, I'm leaning towards the solid, weld on approach as you say. Do you or anyone else out there have pics of thier set ups? Be it suspension and hitches. I'm wayyyyyy over here on the East coast and will never be pulling against ya...lol Care to share a secret? E mail me @ [email protected]
if you could. I'd be tickled.
I've beaten the Chevy boys, many of them tweaked. I'm an honest stocker....well was, until the thunderjet found its way under the hood last year.
I do it for a hobby, and enjoy it. I'm taking out the fuel tanks, and that frees up space for a better designed hitch. I've been competitve all the years I've pulled. My next pull is July 24th, so, its time to dust off my toy and get to playing around. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Troy