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Matt01RT
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2/27/2004
12:25:23

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I was wondering what everyone was doing about traction bars. I have been unable to really find any.



Rich
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2/27/2004
13:12:20

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Does anyone have a diagram (with dimentions) of the traction bars that fit the r/t. My dad said that he can make up a set for me in about 10 minutes that will be better than any that you can buy.

Thanks




.boB
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2/27/2004
15:48:38

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Traction bars are pretty simple devices. Look in any speed catalog for the general design. The only special dimension you need is the length. They should be long enough for the snubber to contact the foreward spring eye.



fastdak
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2/28/2004
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lakewood just came out with a set up for street trucks. i don't have any other info on them.



GraphiteDak
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2/28/2004
00:39:18

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You could probably make some, but could turn out kind of crude.

A cheap method is a "pinion snubber"
You bolt on a bracket on top of the pinion housing with a rubber end on it. Something you can hook up and remove as needed (for the track). What you want is it to just touch the truck frame above it when you are sitting in the truck. Then when you hit the gas from dead stop and the weight shifts back it will transfer the weight down to the axle and to the tires instead of the SPRING action of the leafs compressing and decompressing with the weight shift causing a loss in traction. That setup could be built cheap.



Rich
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2/28/2004
00:44:33

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Thanks...

I took some measurements, and looked at the lakewood pictures...after that I drew a diagram and my dad cut out all of the pieces in about 10 minutes, so now all that is left to do, is to test fit, weld them together, and bolt them on.

Thanks again



.DOC.
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2/28/2004
10:30:07

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$.02:

Consider Roadmaster Active Suspendion (RAS) if what you've fabricated doesn't do the trick.

Works like traction bars (prevents spring wrap), booster springs and anti-sway bars in one package without damaging your springs.

Doesn't effect the ride under normal 'unloaded' driving either.



rich
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2/28/2004
10:48:31

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Yeah I've seen that and it looks great, but for now, it just cost alot more than free :)

Thanks though :)



clyde
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2/29/2004
01:30:19

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got my lakewoods for $38 bucks at advanced auto. universal H. D. they fit



rich
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2/29/2004
01:33:09

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clyde,

Where does it touch your spring at?

It it hitting at the eye of the spring?

-Rich



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