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front suspension on 2wd race truck

Postby blacksheep » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:38 pm

i am building a 91 into a race truck. there is a good chance the front will be coming off the ground. will the fresh rebuilt front end handle the front hitting when it comes down? or is there upgrades i can do?
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Re: front suspension on 2wd race truck

Postby dazedandconfused » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:39 am

Is it a D250 or a D150 truck? I know the Cummins express will pull the tires a little but nothing crazy and I don't believe he has had issues.
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Re: front suspension on 2wd race truck

Postby ellis93 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:00 am

Probably gonna have to learn to ride it out and set it down softly. That's a lot of weight to have slapping down on anything but railroad iron :)
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Re: front suspension on 2wd race truck

Postby fatty » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:37 am

Not to rain on your parade but lifting the front tires with a 1k lbs plus engine will probably take more than 6-800 hp. It's actually quite rare in diesel powered trucks, I can think of only a few people that have done/do this and they aren't even the really fast ones.
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Re: front suspension on 2wd race truck

Postby RCCUMMINS89 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:50 am

Only ones that I know of are north of 1000hp.
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Re: front suspension on 2wd race truck

Postby blacksheep » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:32 pm

it is a d250

goal is north of 1000 hp

truck will be back halfed and 4 linked.

goal weight of the truck is 4500-5000 lbs

motor may be moved back 6-12" still trying to decide

no mattter what, the goal is to the front wheels off the ground 12" at least maybe more
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Re: front suspension on 2wd race truck

Postby Philip » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:41 pm

If your going to run a 4 link. Just set it up properly so it doesn't lift the front end off the ground. Set it to just skim the front tires.
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