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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old May 31st, 02, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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I have 1969 camaro with monoleaf springs and thinking of getting new traction bars. I have the SSM (South Side Machine) bars now. Been good for the most part. What's your favorite traction bar?

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 02, 12:51 AM
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Well I'd like to try out those slide a link bars personally but I don't got $300 to spare at the moment.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 02, 05:02 AM
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i have the slide a links on my 67, they were easy to install, easy to adjust (they are adjustable) and they work very well. and they look cool on top of that. they are a bit pricey , though. David

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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 02, 12:45 PM
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I also have the Slide-A-Link but don't have them on yet. The instructions are really good and they do look really trick. Alot of adjustability.

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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 02, 02:32 PM
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Was just out at our local track today for Test & Tune (helping another friend with his Vega), there is a guy running a 2nd gen with Slide-A-Links. He said that the "hit SOFTER" than the C/E "J" Bolt traction bars that he had on the car before and he saw no change in his ET or MPH. He said that he was switching back to the Traction bars because the Slide-A-Links hang down farther on his car and will scrape during street driving.

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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 02, 03:45 PM
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i replaced my c/e j-bolt traction bars with the slide a links, no way they hang down farther, they don't even come close to the ground. David
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 02, 08:29 AM
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I use the regular lakewoods on mine and i also have monoleafs. The work fine and for about 60.00 you cant beat it.

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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 02, 09:21 AM
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The slide-a-link set up is the best I have used when it comes to street car traction devices. They do not hang any lower on my 69 than any other traction bar I've used and the adjustability is great.

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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 02, 04:29 AM
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Here's a link to a lot of guys who like Caltracs, and the improvements to their 60' times. A bunch of Camaros in the gallery. http://www.calvertracing.com/gallery/gallery.htm


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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 02, 05:40 AM
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I was thinking of CalTracs for mine. $319.00. OW! Hey 67 Freak. Still have the C/E bars? Want to sell them? Let me know.
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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 02, 04:19 PM
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sorry codi, already sold them. David

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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 02, 05:07 PM
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I have a new style Chevy truck that I plan on making some Cal-Tracs for. With the proper metal and a little welding, they don't look that hard to build to me. I bet I could build them for at least half of what they want.

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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 02, 07:29 AM
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I was thinking of the same thing with my Camaro. Some metal, Heim ends, a welder, and your in business. It has to be cheaper than the $319.00. Thanks for the reply 67 freak. I'm always a day late and a buck short.
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 02, 08:32 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bakerdude:
I use the regular lakewoods on mine and i also have monoleafs. The work fine and for about 60.00 you cant beat it.

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I got rid of those things. Every time I launched, they bent. Everytime I re-adjusted them with the hammer, they bent again. Maybe they'd be alright for a year.


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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 02, 09:04 AM
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I put a set of 1967 ET traction bars on my 67 Camaro for a nostalgic look. Did one modification. The old style bars clamped on to the spring and made the car ride like cement mixer. I made rubber blocks for the traction bar forward end so they work like modern traction bars with rubber snubbers. The ET bars are made of 3/8 thick solid steel and are very strong but also very heavy.
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