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Post  Wheelie58 on February 23rd 2014, 12:13 am

The '58 is getting wheelie bars...real soon. I spent a couple of days on a trans dyno messing with input shaft, stator tube bushing and converter charge calibration to work with my new torque converter.
It has made a drastic change to the '58s performance. I stood it on the back bumper, twice today. May have damaged the car, since it hit really hard when it landed....Had to peddle it in the air...
Has anyone got any stories and experience with single type wheelie bars vs double wheels?
I am leaning toward the single bar, like some of the heavier Stockers are running.
Any input?
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Post  richter69 on February 23rd 2014, 12:27 am

I just bought this kit. https://chassisengineering.com/shopDetails.asp?ProductId=1806


these things are badass..... you wont bend um thats for damn sure.
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Post  Wheelie58 on February 23rd 2014, 12:32 am

richter69 wrote:I just bought this kit.   https://chassisengineering.com/shopDetails.asp?ProductId=1806


these things are badass..... you wont bend um thats for damn sure.

Yeah...that looks like a good kit.
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Post  richter69 on February 23rd 2014, 12:34 am

only downfall is You'll get a hernia loading the box in the truck....... all the heims etc are HUGE.

comes in like a 90" length but it can be cut down. Also if your a yellowbullet member they give a 10 percent discount.
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on February 23rd 2014, 12:51 am

The problem with a single wheel wheelie bar (that's center mounted) is that you can't use it to fine tune how straight the launch is like you can with a double wheel wheelie bar. Because of this your ladder bar/4-link side-side preload settings need to be damn near 100% perfect every pass (and on some cars even "perfect" right lane vs left lane) when using a center mounted single wheel setup since they can't help you fine tune the launch preload.

A passenger side offset single wheel wheelie bar on the other hand can be used to fine tune preload on big power combos that can sometimes try to "left launch" (just like a double wheel w/b setup can). But some people just don't like the offset single wheel w/b setup cuz it does look kinda funny on some cars.

On cars with real long wheelie bars a single wheel w/b does present a smaller target for the 'chute to get tangled on vs a double wheel setup....but it still can happen with a single w/b.
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on February 23rd 2014, 12:54 am

If it's dead-hooking have you thought about trying to adjust in some/some more wheel speed to calm down the wheelstands?
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Post  windsor on February 23rd 2014, 1:13 am

richter69 wrote:I just bought this kit.   https://chassisengineering.com/shopDetails.asp?ProductId=1806


these things are badass..... you wont bend um thats for damn sure.

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Post  Wheelie58 on February 23rd 2014, 1:14 am

Yeah Dave...
I can now make other chassis adjustments to get the wheelies within the range that I like.
I just think that I want to add the bars for limiting the upper side and preventing damage from special circumstances like today.
It was in a comfortable range with my former converter/pump setup. This old boat sees a variety of engines and will continue to be my test vehicle for future engines, fuel systems and Trans components.
Thanks for the great input.
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Post  richter69 on February 23rd 2014, 1:17 am

put the bars on it one missed setup and $$$$$$$$
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