About the Guest: John Calvert is the creator of the Cal-Tracs Traction System - I'd say one of the most significant products to every come to stock suspension drag cars. John is also a three time NHRA national event winner. If you want some advice on winning with these type of cars, especially leaf spring cars, you don't want to miss this interview.
About the Show:
Id like to go through the suspension components one by one and get your thoughts.
Other (Bushings, Limiters, etc)
Configuration (Leaf, coil, four link, etc)
Springs (Style, clamps, # of leafs, etc)
Add-Ons (Slapper bars, cal tracs, ladder bars, air bags, etc)
Explain the difference between sprung and unsprung.
What about weight distribution?
Is there a perfect ride height for a car? (Front, back)
Are wheel stands bad from a performance standpoint?
How do you know how far to let the front end go?
Give some tips on fine tuning your car at the track
Whats the proper way to find the perfect shock setting?
In what order should items be tested?
What about using a video camera to study the car on the starting line?
Tools: (Your thoughts)
Tire Pressure Gauge
What can I do as the driver to help? (burnout, staging, etc)
Recommend a setup for common suspension types: (Springs, shocks, add-ons, etc)
Any other Tips on Traction?
Biggest Mistakes you see People Make?