What do ladder bars do ?

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  1. 70aarcuda

    70aarcuda Master Hoader of SBM FABO Gold Member

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    Our 71 dart, 71 duster, and 71 demon have ladder bars and coil over shocks. Hook and goes straight

    75 duster still 002/003 so springs..hooks too but is not as fast as the other 3.

    Ladder bars are lighter then so springs.
     
  2. vitamindart

    vitamindart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    my 72 dart went 10.6 with 002-003 SS springs and a snubber. car would have easily gone faster with that set up. just never got around to it.
     
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    A56 MoPar Affliction

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    Leaf clamps are an extremely bad idea for a street/ strip car.
     
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    • SGBARRACUDA

      SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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        My Barracuda came with them when I bought it... I left them on for the cool 70s look only...lol

        You can kinda see them in this pic...

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        Jeff
         
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        Actually, I think they are Cal Trax.....
         
      • RustyRatRod

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        Cal Tracks work really well with the right spring. I think they are designed to work with their monoleafs best. They can make a car rotate the Earth if they're set up right.
         
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        • Scamp Rhonda

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          Exactly! They were used mainly for gassers and bracket racing. Now, in my opinion, mostly for nostalgia.
           
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          That is a different way to accomplish the same thing. I used the ones in post 29.
           
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          Rather than ladder bars and pinion snubbers that aren’t adjustable you’re better off with the assassin bars. They are far more adjustable than the Calvert bars and A Much better set up. I wouldn’t use a Pinions number on my lawnmower
           
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