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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2006, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Strapping down front end of IFS Chevy

Hey I honestly have no clue about what this does other than supposibly helps make front end stronger for Chevrolet's IFS. I've heard rumors and have seen it done to one truck and that is when someone attaches a rachet strap to something on the front end and it makes it better. (usually for sled pulling) I apologize about such a vague topic, but I was wondering if anyone could enlighten me on the subject. Thanks.
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I've not heard of any GM IFS failures, whether it be pulling or racing. Now, that being said, the real weak link is the tie rods. Best thing to do if you want to keep the stockers is to install a set of Super Diesel Tie Rod Sleeves.

For aftermarket FabTech has beefy tie rods available.

Most people lower their T-bars when racing and pulling too. Has something to do with the tires wanting to toe-in. Thats why the tie rods bend...too much force on them.

Also, I moved this to the General GM Perf forum...
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This is about a Ford but it might help ya.

https://www.thedieselgarage.com/forum...aped+front+end
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People strap the front end to keep the center link from rotating.

If you are going to drag race or sled pull I would to like the TheBac said and get the sleeves and also get Cognito Braces. The braces help stop the center link from rotating. You also have the option of the Super Diesel center link. But that does cut down on your turning radius a bit.
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Well, if you just want to strengthen the front end, I would say just tie rods, and a pitman arm and idle arm, maybe just tie rod sleeves. That would prevent most problems from competition.

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