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 Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 7:11 pm 
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What kind of wheelie bars do you guys use. It looks like I may end up with some on my 69 camaro. Length, brand, style?
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wheelie bars? what are those for? i thought everyone loved to drag the back bumper \:D/ i know chris alston sells a couple kits. i couldn't tell ya, i don't use them.

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wheelie bars? what are those for? i thought everyone loved to drag the back bumper \:D/ i know chris alston sells a couple kits. i couldn't tell ya, i don't use them.
there you go. just lower the bumper mounts #-o

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 Post subject: Re: wheelie bars
 Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:09 am 
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StrokerCamaro wrote:
What kind of wheelie bars do you guys use. It looks like I may end up with some on my 69 camaro. Length, brand, style?
Greg


It really depends on your car and the amount of power you make. Typically the more HP you make the longer you want the bars. There are spring loaded and solid types. I personally like the longer solid type bar better.

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I don't want them either but if you look at George's pic in his post they can be handy at times. When my car hooks it gets up pretty good and i'm only leaving at 3,200. I think with more rpm on the leave, correct air pressure etc. I may wish I had them. =;


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I don't want them either but if you look at George's pic in his post they can be handy at times. When my car hooks it gets up pretty good and i'm only leaving at 3,200. I think with more rpm on the leave, correct air pressure etc. I may wish I had them. =;


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i to belive the solid bars are the way to go, has anybody here tried the single wheel on there car

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I use a single wheel bar...


It gets used a lot, no problems with it at all..

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Hi Sam
does your car hook straight

what is the single wheel like if the car comes out a little sideways

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I have no doubt that if I didn't have the bars on I would wind up on my top. It launches that hard. I have the spring loaded bars right now but have been thinking of trying the solid type. I guess if what you are using is working it doesn't really matter. And my current bars are working. I can tune how high the front comes up with the bars. Go with what ever gives you the best short times.

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If the chassis not set up correctly a solid type bar(like I have now )can easily unload the rear tires to where the spring loaded ones are alittle more forgiving.... At least thats what I was told..... :-s =;

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George do you know the length of your bars? I know your car is in the body shop, just thught you might know off the top of your head.
Greg =;


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I think they're 44" Greg but I can check tomorrow as I will be at the shop.

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Thanks alot George. =;


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I would lean twords a spring type set of bars, for a couple reasons. Unloading rear tires is one and if by chance it was coming back at an angle It wouldn't steer your car for you as much. I guess the single wheel type would do that better, but I don't know much about them.

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