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Smith VS Cal Trac
« on: November 21, 2013, 02:29:21 PM »
Who's got the better setup? I am really liking all the adjustability of the Smith. I would be trying them on a set of stock leafs because I have them but if it didn't work I'd probably get the smith mono leafs, I've heard they out last the Calvert spring. What's your opinion? Hope people see this here
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Re: Smith VS Cal Trac
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 03:35:00 PM »
I went with the Caltrac because it was simply more proven.

I'd suggest you look into doing the 25" camaro front segment if choosing either, I wish I had. Well I actually wish I would have just back halfed the car, but thats a different story.
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Re: Smith VS Cal Trac
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 04:38:17 PM »
We're going to experiment with a longer segment on my brother's new dart. Depending on how it goes I might do it butI ddon't really look forward to cutting up a painted car, especially when I have a second car lol
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Re: Smith VS Cal Trac
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013, 02:27:47 AM »
Anybody got anything for me? Maybe I'll try again in the racing section
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Re: Smith VS Cal Trac
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2013, 09:09:44 AM »
Everyone I know use's Cal Trac or Dick Dreher's stuff which is almost the same. Most are Stock Eliminator cars.


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Re: Smith VS Cal Trac
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2013, 10:06:05 AM »
Both work the same.  One pushes the spring down and the other pulls it down to keep it from bending.  I wonder though, if anyone has had any problems with holes in the smith bars wallowing out due to other holes drilled nearby?  If the plates are made of 4140 grade steel or similar, I would think that wouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Smith VS Cal Trac
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2013, 02:27:13 PM »
I had thought that same when I first saw them, but I haven't been able to find any issues. I just might try em
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Re: Smith VS Cal Trac
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2014, 06:58:03 PM »
Anybody got anything for me? Maybe I'll try again in the racing section

   I did the 25" ft. segment, sliders and moved my shocks more verticle a while back and although I havn`t been back to the track yet, it hooks and pulls the wheels on the street and have beaten a nos nova and an $80,000 supercharged vette.  :)
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Re: Smith VS Cal Trac
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2014, 08:47:52 PM »
fastest leaf car mopar in the country has a 20in front segment and think he is on cal's

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Re: Smith VS Cal Trac
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2014, 08:58:09 AM »
The longer front section helps alot.  It deff helps alot with shocks and controling the rear axle.  I promise going to the longer front spring will not hurt you.  Oh and I like the cal tracs. 

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Re: Smith VS Cal Trac
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2014, 11:00:57 PM »
The longer front section helps alot.  It deff helps alot with shocks and controling the rear axle.  I promise going to the longer front spring will not hurt you.  Oh and I like the cal tracs.
Thanks, I picked up a set of cal trac bars, next will be springs but only 20" for now. Just not willing to cut up the nicely painted belly pan right now. Maybe down the road when I add more power
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Re: Smith VS Cal Trac
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2014, 10:06:32 AM »
fastest leaf car mopar in the country has a 20in front segment and think he is on cal's

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Re: Smith VS Cal Trac
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2014, 10:31:51 AM »
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Re: Smith VS Cal Trac
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2014, 11:01:47 AM »
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Shit that is impressive! Had no idea he was still on the short front segment springs


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Smith VS Cal Trac
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2019, 06:14:56 AM »
I have an 80 camaro and im thinking of getting rid of the old "slapper" traction bars and getting the Cal Trac bars. Anyone have them? How much better are they than the old school traction bars?