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Author Topic:   Cal-tracs VS Slide-a-link vs Lift bars
Jerry Piner
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Posts: 257
From: staunton, va
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 03-17-2003 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Piner        Reply w/Quote
Looking for as much input as possible on which is better. Put a a new stall & gear in this winter now having traction problems just wondering which of this is the best option?

CometGT1974
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From: Asheville, NC USA
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 03-17-2003 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974        Reply w/Quote
I think the consensus around here is if you do alot of street driving go with the slide a links. If it is a drag car that sees some street use go with the cal tracs. Some have said that the Cal tracs give driveability problems on the street, I have used my Cal tracs on the street and "NEVER" had any problems at all !!! Personally, I would say go with the cal tracs and never look back!!!! Are you running mono-leaf springs??

65_289
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posted 03-17-2003 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289        Reply w/Quote
I have the slide-a-links. It was really a toss up for me. I went with the slide-a-links because I had a $100 gift certificate to Jeg's, and it was a street car at the time.

afret
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From: Lancaster, CA
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 03-17-2003 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret        Reply w/Quote
I was thinking of the CE version but went to Calvert Racing to look at the Caltracs. They had a set of the CE unit. I was able to compare the Caltracs and the CE version side by side and I made up my mind right there on the Caltracs. Travis at Calvert Racing said the CE unit is good for up to about 400 horsepower and street cars. Comparing the two up close, I think he is right.

afret
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Posts: 243
From: Lancaster, CA
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 03-17-2003 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret        Reply w/Quote
One more thing, the help you get from the Calvert is unsurpassed IMHO.

Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 03-17-2003 11:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
I prefer the Cal Tracks in most applications.

On a car that will see 90% street duty the C&E's are more forgiving. You can always just disconnect the Cal-Tracks for the street too.

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streetstang67
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From: SC, USA
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 03-18-2003 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetstang67        Reply w/Quote
What are the "ce's", "CE units", "C&E"? where can you get them?

afret
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From: Lancaster, CA
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posted 03-18-2003 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret        Reply w/Quote
CE=Competition Engineering who makes the Slide-A-Link. I guess I was too lazy to type in Slide-A-Link. CE is easier.

[This message has been edited by afret (edited 03-18-2003).]

Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 03-18-2003 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by streetstang67:
What are the "ce's", "CE units", "C&E"? where can you get them?

Competition Engineering, Inc.

see: http://www.competitionengineering.com/default.asp

Ryan

Fstln69
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Posts: 564
From: Westmont,il
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 03-18-2003 03:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69        Reply w/Quote
With our cal-tracs i just back them off for street cruising,but it still leaves them there for that COOL look

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matt d
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From: Coventry, CT USA
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 03-20-2003 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for matt d        Reply w/Quote
So do the Cal-Tracs make a lot of noise on the street? I am strongly considering purchasing them for my traction-limited street/strip car.

Thanks

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Fstln69
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posted 03-20-2003 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69        Reply w/Quote
I back them off because i have them set for one person in the car and the slicks.I figured that the front part constantly banging back and forth on the springs from bumps and dips (wonderful illinois streets)that it would eventually do some damage.I don't worry about traction to much on the street i try to keep my foot out of it to protect my CDL.
Dennis

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always in search of more HP and faster ET'S

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 03-20-2003 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by matt d:
So do the Cal-Tracs make a lot of noise on the street? I am strongly considering purchasing them for my traction-limited street/strip car.

Thanks


Yes and welcome to M&M !

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,&'03
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
www.moneymakerracing.com

matt d
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From: Coventry, CT USA
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 03-22-2003 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for matt d        Reply w/Quote
Alex- Thanks. I remember many years ago when you were the moderator over at stangnet. I wondered what happened until I discovered this forum recently. Too bad for them....

Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 03-22-2003 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Yeah, about 4 years ago Steve L and I made a little "move".

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,&'03
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
www.moneymakerracing.com

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