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Old 05-17-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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Drag Suspension???

What have you guys been doing suspension wise for the drag strip?? I thought about getting some Pfadt coilovers but i just wanted to see what everyone was doing to hook up and get better 60s at the track
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:19 PM   #2
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depending how much you want to spend you can go with the pedders drag pack
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:45 PM   #3
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I did Pfadt - adjustable coilovers, diff bushings, solid subframe bushings, sway bars and trailing arms. No wheel hop at all and 60' went from 2.1 to 1.7 sec.
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:12 PM   #4
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The very first thing that needs to be addressed is the wheelhop. Not only will it kill traction but it's damaging to the driveline as well. The best two mods for controlling wheelhop are Trailing Arms and Rear Cradle (Subframe) bushings. Once wheelhop is under control, traction is a matter of tread compound and weight transfer. This new Camaro isn't too bad at transferring weight once a good tire is used to initiate traction. We run consistent 10.50's (1.52 60 ft.) in our Project car using the factory shocks and drag radials. Granted, adjustable damping will definitely aid in weight transfer and is never a bad thing, it's just not typically necesarry for a first mod. Basically, once wheel hop is under control, tires are the next most important upgrade...

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Old 05-17-2011, 02:53 PM   #5
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Besides trailing arm my cars suspension in all stock. My car has no trouble at the track.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:09 PM   #6
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:35 PM   #7
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Depending on how serious you want to get with drag racing we offer 2 different coilovers to suit your needs. Our current adjustable coilovers were designed as a great all around coilover solution. With 20 individual damper adjustments you can set the car up very soft for drag racing to promote weight transfer, a little stiffer for a comfortable street ride, and aggressive for use at autox or the race track. For drivers not looking for compromises that come with drag specific suspension packages, we would recommend these coilovers.

Along with our classic coilovers, we now offer a drag specific package. We worked with a local Camaro drag racer at Rocky Mountain Raceway who wanted to wanted a no compromises drag package that would really allow him to hook up. The package includes springs that are longer and softer in the front than stock to allow the front end to lift on acceleration for weight transfer, along with damping rates optimized for drag racing. The drag coilovers are also 20 way adjustable, it's stiffest setting being a little softer than the stock ride. Here is a video we put together showing the local racer cutting a 1.465 60' on drag radials.

Supporting modifications are also key to keeping wheel hop down. Trailing arms, spherical subframe bushings, differential bushings are all key components that should also be addressed when looking at the overall performance for drag racing.



We've also got something new coming out that will be great for everything from trailered drag cars, to road race Camaro's. here is a sneak peek.

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Old 05-17-2011, 04:31 PM   #8
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We've also got something new coming out that will be great for everything from trailered drag cars, to road race Camaro's. here is a sneak peek.
Crap....right after I just bought my Coilovers too....just my luck!!!
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:48 PM   #9
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Depending on how serious you want to get ...
This and what your budget is are two questions that are crucial. No matter the answers, priority number one is going to be locking in your rear sub frame.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:04 PM   #10
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The Lingenfelter Black Pig is putting down ridiculous amounts of RWHP and Torque. Controlling all that LPE power is not easy. Working with Graham and his crew we have jointly developed an adjustable drag coilover system. How well does it work? In the early stages of development the results were excellant.

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The best mph was the 152.33, the next best was 152.28. The best 60 ft was 1.412 and I would like to thank Justice Pete for our shocks!!
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Lingenfelter LS9 2010 Camaro SS drag car specifications (as of 9/3/2010)
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We have continued to work with LPE on the development of the Drag Specific kit to meet Lingenfelters expectations.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:03 AM   #11
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Here is a picture of one of our front drag coilovers side by side with our street front coilovers. You can see there is a big difference in the spring we use, that really allows the front end to lift and the rear end to plant.

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Old 05-26-2011, 10:21 AM   #12
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Here is the million dollar question, should I lower my car or leave it stock height it if I want to get better drag times
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:28 AM   #13
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It really depends on how much power you are making to the rear tires. I installed BMR toe rods and track arms and I am pulling 1.8's on the stock tires. I DO NEED better tires though, I am losing traction in second gear and more than likely from the start even though I don't "feel" any loss but I have now wheel hop!
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:29 AM   #14
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Sorry, NO WHEEL HOP NOW!
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