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1986gtmustang 01-05-2014 03:37 PM

Ladder bars on a 1986 Gt mustang
 
I have a 1986 GT Mustang five speed and I wanted to install a pair of bolt on old school Lakewood ladder bars. I'm getting ready to install heavy duty frame rail connectors and could come up with a bracket to connect the front, back just bolts around the axle housing. I know I can install them I guess I just wanted to know if they will help. PS: the car is basically stock other than exhaust, 373 gears. Thanks.

tinman 01-05-2014 05:18 PM

That would be a wrong move.
Stock type rear suspension will work good until you are running 10 flat......
Totally unneeded.

UPRSharad 01-05-2014 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by 1986gtmustang (Post 8331529)
I have a 1986 GT Mustang five speed and I wanted to install a pair of bolt on old school Lakewood ladder bars. I'm getting ready to install heavy duty frame rail connectors and could come up with a bracket to connect the front, back just bolts around the axle housing. I know I can install them I guess I just wanted to know if they will help. PS: the car is basically stock other than exhaust, 373 gears. Thanks.

Sounds like you're talking about traction bars, aka lift bars. Ladder bars are something different. (you literally cut the back half of the car out, weld in the rear frame with ladder bars and full tubs, then put in a sheetmetal floorboard. That's not the part you're talking about)

These control arms bolt directly in and they'll improve your traction situation:

http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-c...nsion-kit.html

1986gtmustang 01-05-2014 07:01 PM

What is the best way to get traction on this car.

mjr46 01-05-2014 10:00 PM

this ain't the 60/70's anymore

UPRSharad 01-07-2014 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by 1986gtmustang (Post 8331630)
What is the best way to get traction on this car.

Well, you said it's a basically stock '86, which means ~200hp.

UPR Pro Series suspension and 26x10 Mickey Thompson ET Drag slicks would absolutely dead hook that car no matter how hard you try to launch it.

www.uprproducts.com

1986gtmustang 01-08-2014 05:25 AM

Thanks


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