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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 11, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone use Comp engineering Slide A Links on a 67 camaro with multi leafs? My shocks are currently mounted inbound on old school slappers. Can I mount shocks inbound on Slide A links? Do you recommend another traction device? Thanks...
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http://calvertracing.com/cart/index....products_id=15

CalTracks seem to be very popular

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Re: Slide A Link

I was talking with a guy last week who does a lot of drag racing and has had every type of traction bar known to mankind over the years. He swears by the Slide-A-Links and says he wouldn't run any other kind nowadays.

Do you have a picture of the actual slide-a-link setup for the '67? I'm wondering if the shock plates have a bracket that is specific to left and right side. If so, you may be able to swap the left and right brackets to move the shocks inboard. If they are generic left and right parts, then I would think you could keep you in board shocks without modification (pure speculation here).


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http://www.competitionengineering.co...?CatCode=13116 Part # C2100. Looks like I may have two shock mount options??
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I have them on my 67 camaro street car and was amazed how much they helped the only thing I can say that may help is when normal driving adjust them with a little space to avoid the torque steer and I do have multileaf.
procharged 496 6speed manual ford 9 inch The other biggest help was drag radials and 90/10 shocks but if you search a thread I started I could use some help cuz with all that traction and front end lift it ripped the sway bar out.
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I have them on my 67 camaro street car and was amazed how much they helped the only thing I can say that may help is when normal driving adjust them with a little space to avoid the torque steer and I do have multileaf.
procharged 496 6speed manual ford 9 inch The other biggest help was drag radials and 90/10 shocks but if you search a thread I started I could use some help cuz with all that traction and front end lift it ripped the sway bar out.
Did yours come with two lower shock locations?
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Re: Slide A Link

If you look at Kurler's top picture, it looks like there is only an outboard shock location, unless the inboard mount was ground or cut off.

The picture of the 2100 from CE's website shows that there are two locations.



However, even if they are like Kurler's, I still think you could swap the left and right brackets to move the shock inboard.


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Thanks! Ordered them up
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I'm sure Slide-a-Links are great products (cetainly better than slapper bars), but like Doug G below (and 1000's of others) I use Cal-Tracs on four cars.

When I evaluated my options several years ago, I never could understand how you set consistant pre-load ad with something 'slides'.

Enlighten me.
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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 11, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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I was going to go cal-tracs but was told they work better with there split mono leaf
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My slide-a-links have both inner and outer mount locations.

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Re: Slide A Link

Well.... you may want to read this before you install

https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...bent+slid+link


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Thanks Doug. After reading I put a pause on my order. Do the cal tracs work with multi leaf? Your a racer whats your feelings?
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Re: Slide A Link

4-leaf multi's in mine with (Home built copies) CalTracs... working good for me

And I haven't heard of anyone bending CalTracs (from power). and there are thousands out there.

There is also a new player in the market and have got a lot of good replies from the really fast guys (also looks easier to install since you don't remove the front leaf eye)
http://srdparts.com/index.php?page=s...emart&Itemid=1

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