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65_289
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posted 11-27-2001 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a bad feeling my leafs may be shot. My dad says it rides lower since the new shocks, plus it feels to him like it is bottoming out. Calvert Racing sells a mono leaf 200lb rate spring for $258 a pair. Anyone use them? Also should I keep the rear height stock, or raise it an inch for a rake? Or, should I just save my pennies and go for fibergla$$?

I am not sure if I am going to need Cal-Tracs or any type of traction bar, so I am going to hold off on those until I can drive it after I get the rear end done.

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chips67
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posted 11-27-2001 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
im running landrums, i dont know much about monoleafs, but mine are stiff. the weird thing is, it feels like the right spring is a little softer than my left, maybe shocks, but if its not i need to swap the springs next year and get the stiffer one on the right. wouldnt say much for that brand if one side is stiffer than the other since they are only about 2 years old.

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posted 11-28-2001 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flex-i-Form fiber glass mono leafs. The only way to fly.

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65_289
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posted 11-28-2001 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Flex-i-Form fiber glass mono leafs. The only way to fly.


I knew that was coming!!! But $400 plus shipping isn't chump change, especially since we will be putting in a new rear end...

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Mark T 7724
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posted 11-29-2001 01:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mark T 7724   Click Here to Email Mark T 7724     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Calvert's Springs work great I'm running them on 2 cars B/S "Don Keens and C/S Al Keens" and Calvert is running them in Super Stock, All these Hook very well with them. Keep the original ride height and don't fall for the guys that have the "Plans" to Fraudulantly produce a "Patented" product you'll only make an inferior bar and "Cheat" an honest racer out of "His Hard Work"

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chips67
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posted 11-29-2001 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey mark, when did calvert start making springs? i heard/read that he uses and recomends landrum drag springs with his bars and rancho shocks.

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Mpcoluv
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posted 11-30-2001 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mark T 7724:
don't fall for the guys that have the "Plans" to Fraudulantly produce a "Patented" product you'll only make an inferior bar and "Cheat" an honest racer out of "His Hard Work"


Please stop the preaching already Mark.
Why doesn't "CE" "get sued" for making virtually the same product? I think everyone realizes Calvert makes a good product and I have yet to see anyone "giving away" plans for a "Patented Product" and cheat anyone.

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Mark T 7724
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posted 12-01-2001 01:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mark T 7724   Click Here to Email Mark T 7724     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry about the "Preaching" C.E. makes a totally different product than John it's based on a sliding link bar and is very different from a Cal-Trac bar. 65_289 Cal-Tracs makes a very good mono-leaf spring its working very well on a lot of Stock Eliminator cars.

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65_289
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posted 12-01-2001 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mark T 7724:
Sorry about the "Preaching" C.E. makes a totally different product than John it's based on a sliding link bar and is very different from a Cal-Trac bar. 65_289 Cal-Tracs makes a very good mono-leaf spring its working very well on a lot of Stock Eliminator cars.


But how would they stand up to daily driving?

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rockafellz
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posted 02-19-2003 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65_289:

But how would they stand up to daily driving?

Keeping up with SteveW's suspension thread, I did a search on mono leafs and the question above does come to mind. How does a monoleaf spring standup to being driven on the street often?

Erik

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-19-2003 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know some Novas and early Camaros among other cars came from the factory with monoleafs, right? They held up fine.

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