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Beadlocks, tire size, rear gear???
« on: February 10, 2019, 02:31:00 PM »
Just got the new BBC settled in the dragster and wondering y'all's opinion on a few things.
1st the car has 15" wheels and am thinking of maybe having a set of 16 bread locked but is it necessary? What's the Advantage (other than clamp force on the bread) to a 16 v 15.
2nd car has a 3.00 gear we're thinking of going up to a 4.xx any suggestions?
3rd what size tire?

The car is a 225" slip joint fed motor is big chief headed 565 made 1100 HP at 7200rpm
Chassis builder said it weighs 1275 with a sbc no driver.  The plan is basically just go real fast and try to qualify in some local top Dragster type shootout maybe hit a few nhra divisional races.

Any recommendations?

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Re: Beadlocks, tire size, rear gear???
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 03:00:13 AM »
At your power level you should be 6.90'S or quicker and I would think 190's ! You don't need bead locks till 209 but they are a great safety item ! I wold think a 3.89 gear should be about right ! Just don't know what tire would work for you ! Car looks nice !   

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Re: Beadlocks, tire size, rear gear???
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 04:40:25 AM »
Thanks allot!