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Lift bars/slapper bar

Will installing lift bars in the rear raise the rear of the car up any after installation?


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Re: Lift bars/slapper bar

If you are referring to slapper/caltrack traction bars then the answer is no.

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Re: Lift bars/slapper bar

I used the jegs lift bars and it seems it raised the rear up a little on my car


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Re: Lift bars/slapper bar

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I used the jegs lift bars and it seems it raised the rear up a little on my car
If I remember right, it raised mine no more than 1/2''.

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Re: Lift bars/slapper bar

No, they do not affect ride height at all. I have the Competition Engineering setup which, although it may not be quite as good as Cal Tracs (but quite a bit less expensive), do seem to provide a bit more downward force on the rear on a hard launch ... without affecting normal street driving.

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Re: Lift bars/slapper bar

I think only under axle torque, they lift and load the chassis while planting the tires to the ground!
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Re: Lift bars/slapper bar

The only way I see them altering your ride height is if they're installed with too much pre-load or if the suspension is put in a bind.

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Re: Lift bars/slapper bar

well it did change my height a little sits up a little higher now in the rear.What are some of the things i should look at too see if i can correct it.I installed them exactly the way the directions explained without any trouble.


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Re: Lift bars/slapper bar

Does anybody have any ideas?


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Re: Lift bars/slapper bar

Unless they're sitting on the snubbers or the u-bolt creating some lift there isn't anything you can do.

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Re: Lift bars/slapper bar

what do you mean by saying the u bolt creating lift?


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Re: Lift bars/slapper bar

You didn't tighten her down in the air, did you?? B/c it can bind her and keep her from settling down like stock.

I cinched everything decent and dropped mine to the ground and then tightened everything tight.

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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 09, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Lift bars/slapper bar

I did tighten the u bolts while it was in the air with jackstands under the frame,so the rear was hanging.According tothe directions i got with them this is what i was supposed to do.These particular bars clamp directly to the spring in the front,they use shims for the preload,this was what they told me too tighten while it was on the ground.


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Re: Lift bars/slapper bar

Jacked her back up and loosened it all back up then tightned while it was on the ground,now im back to original height thanks Doug and everybody else for your help appreciate it very much.


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