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  Cal tracks VS Ladder bar rear clip set up?

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Big_blocker
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From: On a rock in the pacific (Hawaii)
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 07-25-2001 01:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big_blocker        Reply w/Quote
What one would be cheaper? And Best?
I have a shortened 9 inch set up for ladder bars with so koni shocks. But I also have another 9 inch from a mustang that's not shorted but set up for leaf springs. I am trying to decide which one would be cheaper and which would give me the most traction. Pro street Mustang, Big block (700hp) with limited street use. Would also like to keep back seat.
What do you think?
Thanks

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denny
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From: Northfield NH USA
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posted 07-25-2001 03:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for denny        Reply w/Quote
I'd go with the Cal Tracs several 600 hp stockers are running 1.3 60 ft times with Cal tracs and a 9 in slick

Butch Jennings
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posted 07-23-2001 01:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings        Reply w/Quote

I would definatly go with the Cal-Tracs....ladder bars suck.

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Butch
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Big_blocker
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posted 07-25-2001 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big_blocker        Reply w/Quote
Correction
meant using ladder bars with coil overs
Or some heavy duty leafs with the cal tracks.
quote:
Originally posted by Butch Jennings:

I would definatly go with the Cal-Tracs....ladder bars suck.


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Butch Jennings
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posted 07-26-2001 12:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings        Reply w/Quote

It doesn't matter what you use to hold up the car....ladder bars still suck.

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Butch
460 powered 1967 Comet Cyclone
10.271 @ 130.069
Butcher's Home Page
"Friends don't let friends drive Chevys"

Big_blocker
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From: On a rock in the pacific (Hawaii)
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posted 07-26-2001 03:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big_blocker        Reply w/Quote

What type of leaf springs and shocks would be best with the cal tracs?
quote:
Originally posted by Butch Jennings:

It doesn't matter what you use to hold up the car....ladder bars still suck.


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denny
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posted 07-26-2001 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for denny        Reply w/Quote
Alot of variables on which spring to run. Do you have stick or auto car, weight stall speed if auto many other things as well. If you go with Cal tracs call him and give as much info as possible and he can set you up with the proper stuff.

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D French
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Dave_C
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From: Gadsden, Al
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posted 07-26-2001 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C        Reply w/Quote
For a street car the Cal-Tracs would be better, along with new leaf springs.

For the track it's a different matter.

Some of us *like* our ladder bars.

Later,

David Cole

Butch Jennings
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From: No. California
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posted 07-26-2001 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave_C:

Some of us *like* our ladder bars.



They work great as long as the car is going straight. When the need arises for the car to handle they don't allow the rear tires to work indepentent of each other.

I've seen dozens of ladder bar cars crash because they were a witch when crossed up, some of which had very talented drivers in them at the time.

You may be ok with yours, but you'll never find a set on a car I own.

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Butch
460 powered 1967 Comet Cyclone
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"Friends don't let friends drive Chevys"

Big_blocker
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posted 07-27-2001 03:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big_blocker        Reply w/Quote
OK I will be going with the Cal Tracs and possibly some mini tubs.
Will give the company a call
Thanks guys

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