Most OEM suspensions aren’t optimized for drag racing, so if you want to plant the most horsepower possible to the track’s surface, you have to make some changes. Many vehicles don’t have any good options for upgraded rear suspension parts and that means you might have to modify the rear frame. Chris Alston’s Chassisworks makes that task much easier with its line of 4-link and ladder bar drag racing packages.
Chris Alston’s Chassisworks has been pumping out 4-Link and Ladder Bar rear frame clips for many years and it has made these systems available for a variety of vehicles. These kits come in several different forms, from just the suspension only, all the way to total framerail systems made from round or box tube. Each of the kits can be upgraded based on what the user needs, and you can even buy accessory components individually.
The Pro Ladder Bar kits are available in 32- and 42-inch sizes made from 3×2-inch box tube, 4×2-inch box tube or, 1-5/8-inch round tube. You have the option to purchase a full kit that comes with the ladder bars, shocks, locaters, and springs. If you want to save some money, you can purchase the Ladder Bar rear clip only and finish it off with whatever parts you choose. Both kits use mandrel-bent frame rails with plenty of options on where you can mount the ladder bars to make your suspension as wide as you need.
If you’re looking for a 4-Link system Chris Alston’s Chassisworks offers its Sportsman 4-Link and Pro 4-Link in 3×2-inch box tube, 4×2-inch box tube, along with 1-5/8-inch round tube. The standard full 4-Link kit comes with all the brackets and tubes to finish the 4-Link plus shocks and springs. There’s also a Drag Race Pro 4-Link option that’s designed for more extreme racing applications.
To learn more about these suspension systems make sure to check out Chris Alston’s Chassisworks website right here.