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Old 07-24-2002, 10:05 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Drag racing with ALK

Just wondering how many drag racers are using the Whiteline ALK to limit front end lift and reduce front wheelspin? Not a drag racer myself, but after doing some research and thinking about it, it seems like a no-brainer mod for drag racers. Anyone?

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Old 07-24-2002, 12:33 PM   #2
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Jim, I have it on my car. It's not only better for drag racing but for driving around turns too, as it really prevents front end lift when accelerating out of a turn.

Anyone considering this mod should make sure that they get the new "comfort bushings", as I originally had the old ones and they made the ride very harsh.
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Old 07-24-2002, 12:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info! I never even heard of such a mod. I found one on a site and I'm very interested in the pricing of it (not listed which probably means $$$$$$). L8Rs

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Old 07-24-2002, 01:47 PM   #4
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Kevin, you've never heard of this mod?! Wow Check out ISR its about $190, but Vivid has it for $140 I think.
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Old 07-26-2002, 02:08 AM   #5
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Front end lift helps balance the weight of the car over the rear axle and helps acceleration, much like a balanced wheelbarrow. Rear wheel torque is used lifting the front of the car, easier front lifting would help transmit some of the rear wheel torque to the ground instead of using it to lift the front end. I used to disconnect the shocks on the front of my 'Cuda for a tenth or two. Also, front wheelspin helps save the clutch from too much slippage/glazing. Take it out on the rubber instead of the clutch. The little bit of power loss doesn't bother me too much.
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Old 07-26-2002, 10:36 AM   #6
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I've had an ALK on my car for ages and I spin the front tires religiously. I really don't think it made that much difference, but I guess I could be wrong and it could help out someone with a stock suspension other then that... *shrug*
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Old 07-27-2002, 02:04 AM   #7
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Also, front wheelspin helps save the clutch from too much slippage/glazing. Take it out on the rubber instead of the clutch. The little bit of power loss doesn't bother me too much.
Just reading that scares me. I don't know about that. We are dealing with all wheel drive cars now. Taking it out on the rubber can take it out on the rest of the drive line even more. Slipping that clutch sure sounds better to me.
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Old 07-27-2002, 04:28 AM   #8
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I've been thinking about getting an ALK for a while now. I have a FWD car, so upon acceleration, weight is transferred to the rear of the car, away from the drive wheels. I figure an ALK will help keep the weight over the front of the car to keep the wheels firmly planted on the street.
This wouldn't be for drag racing, just all around use.
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Old 07-27-2002, 10:16 PM   #9
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A search will reveal that an ALK is best when combined with struts, springs, and other suspension mods, such as sway bars, strut tower braces, etc. An ALK by itself will not do very much. I have had a Whiteline ALK (~$100) for over a year, and I live by it. It does cause the car to jar more over bumpy surfaces, though, but the difference in powering out of turns, and the lack of front end lift on acceleration, and between shifts is essential. I also like that the nose doesn't dive when I hit the brakes hard.

IMO, its a no-brainer mod, especially for drag racers.
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