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    Woodie Take-off EH!

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    Anybody running a caltrac setup in the stock spring location?
     
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      Yes, I am. What is your question?
       
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      Woodie Take-off EH!

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      How do you like them? Also are you running the stock shackles?
       
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      Yes very much. I have a ‘71 Duster Nhra stock eliminator car, I bought the correct shackles from Calvert when I bought the springs. Be careful when buying the springs, I bought the “0” height spring and had tire clearance issues. The +1” will give you all the clearance you need and a nice ride height. They work great, I’ve been 1.43 60’ best so far.
       
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        If Woodie doesn't mind post a few pictures of your car.

        For that matter Woodie post a few pictures of your car too.
         
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        Woodie Take-off EH!

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        I picked up the springs from a classified site here. They are new and never installed. Not sure on the hight... but going to buy the Caltracs and shackles. My ride is a street thrasher with a solid roller iron headed 340 with 4.88s in the rear

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          I have a 73 Duster stocker in pieces but I have Comp slide-a-links for it. Have 8 3/4 with 4.88s or a dana 60 for it. Will probably go to the dana eventually.

          It has a pair of 003 super stock Springs under it at the moment.
           
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          The slide a links ride better on the street.
           
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          Here’s a picture of my car with the Calvert 0 height springs.
          Yellow rose is right, the caltracs are a rough ride around the pits. On the street they are going to be quite stiff.

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          • Woodie

            Woodie Take-off EH!

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            Nice ride! And thank you for the input. I will update once I install them.
             
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            Just put a set of 4:88 in the Dana and forget about it. I have an 8 3/4 and i just broke it.
            I ran the 002 and 003 superstock springs for years, work great, but they wear out after a few hundred runs. Don’t run the slide a links with the SS springs. You don’t need anything, just some Calvert rear shocks and 4-6 deg. Negative pinion angle and take the clamps off the rear of the springs.
             
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              Couldn't one simply back all of the preload off the caltracs when driving them on the street? I'd think that would dramatically reduce the harshness.
               
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              Looks good, is that one of those Canadian 340 twisters. Like big foot and the lochness monster.
               
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