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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 10, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Needing traction bar manufacturer suggestions

I've got a 68 conv. with a 383 stroker, m20 trans and 342 12 bolt rear end. Got 5 leaf springs. I'm having a problems with the rear end torquing up and the universal is hitting in the tunnel. Need some traction bars? What kind should I use and where can I get a set? I've been told to use the "plate mounted" what ever that means? Thanks for any advice.

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Cal-Tracs seem to be the rage right now... and they do work.

http://www.calvertracing.com/

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http://www.calvertracing.com/
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Cal-Tracs seem to be the rage right now... and they do work.

http://www.calvertracing.com/

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x4 great investment with great results.

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X5 Cal Trac's work great

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X6 Got them on my car.

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I love the Caltracs but a set if Comp Engineering J-bolt slapper bars will work well if you are on a budget.

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Does anyone have a picture of the Cal-Trac traction bar's mounted under the car? I have a set of Hotchkis frame connectors (for a convertible) and am wondering if these will interfere???? thank's for any help.

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I purchased a set of Caltrac traction bars as well as had my multi leaf springs re arched 1.5". the car was sitting too low in the rear to start with. man what a world of difference it makes. No wheel hopping, no rear end hitting the tail pipe, no drive shaft universal hitting under the car. Did a couple of burnouts last evening and dang it was fun.
I give a thumbs up to Caltrac.

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]Here is a picture of the Caltracs:

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Does anyone have a picture of the Cal-Trac traction bar's mounted under the car? I have a set of Hotchkis frame connectors (for a convertible) and am wondering if these will interfere???? thank's for any help.
I installed Global West frame connectors and they curve around the area where the Caltracs connect, but maybe this will help you out


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