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    1/8th Mile Killer 2KZ28's Avatar
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    Anyone hear ever backhalfed their car at home in their garage? Im thinking about doing this to my car and would like some input, tips,etc. I have looked into a professional chassis shop and this option is to costly. It doesnt look that hard I just want to do it right the first time. any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    are you wanting to do full tubs or just a four link?

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    full tubs roll cage the works! my car is already tubbed, but the last owner only moved the leaf springs inward and installed slapper bars. It worked fine for a street car, but the motor i recently installed is too much and the springs cant handle it. So im going with the four-link and coil overs with a set of 14.5x32w Hoosier slicks. Was wondering if anybody had done this and could offer any pointers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2KZ28 View Post
    full tubs roll cage the works! my car is already tubbed, but the last owner only moved the leaf springs inward and installed slapper bars. It worked fine for a street car, but the motor i recently installed is too much and the springs cant handle it. So im going with the four-link and coil overs with a set of 14.5x32w Hoosier slicks. Was wondering if anybody had done this and could offer any pointers.
    Our cars don't have leaf springs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by squee View Post
    Our cars don't have leaf springs...
    This is for my 69 camaro pro street.

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    Ah, I was wondering why you were gonna back half a 4th gen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2KZ28 View Post
    Anyone hear ever backhalfed their car at home in their garage? Im thinking about doing this to my car and would like some input, tips,etc. I have looked into a professional chassis shop and this option is to costly. It doesnt look that hard I just want to do it right the first time. any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
    I've never done this exactly, but I've done lots of custom fab work and reengenered chassis for airbag/hydralics.
    the best thing I can say is measure in every direction you can from and to asmany points as possible, diagnal measurements are the most important and will tell you more if you are out of square.
    tack weld everyting together, then make sure everything moves freely and doesn't rub or hang up, measure everything again before welding good

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    summit racing and get one of there back hafe kits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2KZ28 View Post
    full tubs roll cage the works! my car is already tubbed, but the last owner only moved the leaf springs inward and installed slapper bars. It worked fine for a street car, but the motor i recently installed is too much and the springs cant handle it. So im going with the four-link and coil overs with a set of 14.5x32w Hoosier slicks. Was wondering if anybody had done this and could offer any pointers.
    A set of Cal-tracs would work better than the slapper bars and can be adjusted more.

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    Thanks for the tips guys, I can use all the help I can get so keep em comin!

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    why dont you consider a nice set of ladder bars.

    ladder bar cars run real good.

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