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Traction bars

Anybody here use them? I have a set that I've owned for years, and was wondering would they be worth the effort of putting them on.

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Re: Traction bars

Only if you plan on drag racing. And then, only if you have enough power wrap up the leaf springs.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 06, 12:43 PM
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My car has single leafs, 12 bolt posi, a muncie 4 speed, and a pretty lively 350. It's safe to say that "every once in a while" I get the urge to leave some rubber. My only problem was the a$$ end would mostly hop instead of spin. I finally installed a set of Competition Engineering traction bars two weeks ago. I could not be happier with them. It's like night and day since I installed them. They totaly eliminated the wheels from hopping. The most important thing is that I can now satisfy that "urge." They are pretty easy to install. It took about me about 4 hours. I would highly recommend them if you are getting wheelhop. If you are not, and aren't racing, I would not even bother with them.
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Re: Traction bars

If you have the power to make the rear end hop put them on. It's cheap insurance to keep from breaking/damaging something. There not just for the strip. As sincity said there good for having some safe fun on the street once in a while too. There pretty simple to install @ 1-4hrs depending on skill and help.


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Re: Traction bars

Might I add that if you install Traction Bars (exspecially C/E's "J" bolt traction bars)(not sure if Cal-Tracs cause this) install "Sub-Frame Connectors". The front snubber on the bar contacts the spring eye (as it should) but that translates to body flex which I have had/seen crack the body at the rear corner of the rear side glass/ "C" pillar area. It happened on my 68 in a matter of 2 months with just street driving.

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Re: Traction bars

I've noticed a lot of people highly recommend subframe connectors, now that you mention them. Can anyone recommend a quality inexpensive set (like the Comp. Eng. bars). Also, how involved are they to install?
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