I have a 79 trans am with a Pontiac 400 stroker motor with an estimated 530 hp and 550-600ft lbs of torque from engine builder. the car is for street/strip with a 7004r tanny, I am keeping the factory style leaf spring setup but adding a ford 9 inch. I am planning on having a 3.73-3.90 rear end gear.i am not tubing the car therefore I was wondering if anyone has done something similar to my setup and hooked up well,i have talked to a few people and made some measurements and it seems like the biggest tire I can get underneath it is a 9 inch wide tire. I also plan to add some type of ladder bar setup. any thoughts or suggestions on what I should do?
bigger diamter tires hook up better than smaller onesyou can run street slicks like mickey thompson or goodyears etc.obviously stiffer rear springs.maybe adjustable damping shocks like vari shock in front and rear.maybe install air bag in right rear coil spring, air it up for the drags.
thanks I appreciate it!