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Kellxr7
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posted 04-19-2003 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7   Click Here to Email Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Moneymaker...
You sell these right? Do they make them for a 67/8 Cougar? & Are they for strip only , would they be something I could use on a car that sees street time as well? Are they strong around corners? & can they handle the weight with passengers & a trunk full of junk? Thanks. Kel

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-19-2003 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Kellxr7:
Moneymaker...
You sell these right? Do they make them for a 67/8 Cougar? & Are they for strip only , would they be something I could use on a car that sees street time as well? Are they strong around corners? & can they handle the weight with passengers & a trunk full of junk? Thanks. Kel

Yes, yes, no, yes, yes, and yes.

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Comet351
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posted 04-19-2003 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Comet351   Click Here to Email Comet351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What do they cost?

I was planning to have my leaf's redone but if they out weigh the cost?

Ed

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-19-2003 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are expensive.
You get what you pay for.
E-mail me for a price.

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Alex Denysenko
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steve'66
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posted 04-19-2003 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a pair of them on the '66. They are "bad as hell" and cool too. I'll be able to give you a testimonial in a couple weeks.

SteveW

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Buster
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posted 04-20-2003 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can someone give me a link so I can read about these springs?


Tkx

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-20-2003 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://flex-a-form.com/

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Alex Denysenko
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Professional Manwhore
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Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
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Buster
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posted 04-20-2003 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, I would guess that you would need to use the Flex-Track along with the Fiberglass leaf springs instead of regulator slappers?

In other words, would a normal slaper bar damage the Fiberglass spring?

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-20-2003 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cal-Tracs or Slide-a-Links are the prefered traction device for the glass springs.
Slapper bars can be used as long as they are properly adjusted so the snubber hits the spring eye.
I see hundreds of bracket racers week in and week out who have their snubbers everywhere but where they should be.
You'd be surprised at how many guys even install them backwards.

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Alex Denysenko
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Professional Manwhore
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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!"
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SundanceKid
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posted 04-21-2003 04:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alex, I added the site to my favorites. Two things though..one kinda corney they used a lowered truck as an example of what happens to stock springs. Kinda like the guy that does the knifes and is all delicate with the "sharp" knife but then smashes the hell out of the bread when the "other" knife cuts. Second,

"We have had our springs on race cars that have lasted five years." I hope they last longer on street vehicles that are raced! Do you think they can make a spring that is the equivilant to a 5 leaf spring for Autocross racing?

[This message has been edited by SundanceKid (edited 04-21-2003).]

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SundanceKid
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posted 04-21-2003 04:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
P.S. the little girlies up in the upper right corner change everytime you visit. LOL.

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-21-2003 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Their webmaster is not the slickest.
YOu should have seen our website before Beth got control of it.
Bottom line is the product works.

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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!"
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SundanceKid
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posted 04-21-2003 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've yet to hear a single person complain about them, and the first person I knew to run them was in 1997 and he is still happy today with the same springs on his Camaro.

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goldenbob
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posted 04-21-2003 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for goldenbob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do they come with the uerethane bushing installed? Just currios...

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-21-2003 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by goldenbob:
Do they come with the uerethane bushing installed? Just currios...

Yes, both ends.

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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!"
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