Axle Wrap Issues

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Sanford
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FL
I seem to be having a issue with axle wrap. I have a SBC crate motor with 320 HP with a 700r4. It also has a 2.5" lift and 33" tires. When I drive it hard, either taking off or when it shifts into second I get a lot of axle wrap. What are you V8 guys doing to eliminate this without loosing ground clearance?
 

gpassida

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Redding
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Ca
I seem to be having a issue with axle wrap. I have a SBC crate motor with 320 HP with a 700r4. It also has a 2.5" lift and 33" tires. When I drive it hard, either taking off or when it shifts into second I get a lot of axle wrap. What are you V8 guys doing to eliminate this without loosing ground clearance?
One common solution is to add a traction bar like one of the ones below. My 350 TBI only has about 210 HP but with a 124: crawl ratio and spring over, it had some spring wrap. I have a custom version of below the traction bar design and it helped a lot. I still get some in certain situations but I get off the gas and take another line.


 
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