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Pro70mav
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From: Louisiana
Registered: May 2004

posted 05-13-2004 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pro70mav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking for some southside bars preferably,but open to any suggestions. Went 1.58 60 f/t w/out any connectors or cage. Tied the frames together and got 1.52, put a cage in it and it slowed to a 1.62 and pulling to the right and wrapped the springs up so bad i had to replace them. Help me out somebody!

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Gearhead

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From: Lakewood, CO, USA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 05-14-2004 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For a leaf spring car I would use fiberglass leaf springs.

http://flex-a-form.com/

and Cal-trac bars.

http://www.calvertracing.com/

Go to the racing forum and do a search on cal-trac and you will see lots of threads about traction.

John

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CometGT1974
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From: Asheville, NC USA
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 05-14-2004 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have flex a forms and cal trac bars on my Comet and have a best 60' of 1.47 on a 26x10" slick. That was spinning.....this year i'm shooting for 1.30's.....

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Pro70mav
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posted 05-14-2004 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pro70mav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I run 27x11.50 Quick time pros. I'm not spinning it's just twisting my springs real bad. I put another set of springs on it and pulled the middle spring out of the old set and turned it around putting the end of it right under the hanger. Havent carried it to the track yet after that, wont quit raining

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Gearhead

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posted 05-14-2004 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you checked the spring pads on the axle housing? If they are not braced they will begin to collapse and could be causing more spring deflection.

John

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