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Old 11-08-2006, 06:08 PM   #11
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Learn to launch correctly. I whel hopped REALLY bad at the track one night b/c of my crappy launch I already had the dogbone mount as well. Never did it again after learning to feather the clutch.

Sounds to me your dumping the clutch and expecting to go.
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http://www.lakewood-industries.com/I...ds.aspx?ID=592
That's a link to the .pdf instruction manual of the Lakewood traction bars.
focusin, I've been drag racing for years.
I don't go to the strip to pull out like I would from the wal-mart parking lot.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:36 PM   #13
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Nice link sporadic.It appears the Lakewood main support takes the place of the stock front lower radiator support and has a T bar to the rear main crossmember for strength.The traction control arms then mount to the lower control arm from the front and are adjustable for preload.Nice setup.I still do not see why they won't fit the SVT.Not overly expensive either.Before I go for much more power I will need to get the tire shake under control and this seems to be a well thought out design.This will take most of the load off the control arm bushings/mounts and will also benefit braking abilities I'm sure;less suspension deflection.I do believe I will be ordering one.Glad you brought it up!

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I'll have to look into those traction bars. Ever since I put the Azeni's on my launches hop like crazy on dry pavement :(
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Yes, I have the Lakewoods.

Wheel hop is a great way to break axles, which ours aren't exactly bullet-proof to start with.
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:37 PM   #16
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They say (Lakewood) the traction bars won't fit an SVT Focus.I will be putting them in my '00 SE,but I will bring in my 02 svtf and see if there is any reason why they would not fit.Seems to me they should.Mabye Lakewood knows something I don't.....???
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Poly bushings could help, but I don't think that they would cure it. I get wheel hop as well sometimes on a stock SVTF with Azenis.
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The stiffy appears to control engine movement.The Lakewood traction arms support the control arms at their ends,where the foreward thrust is greatest and eliminates any lateral movement that may happen.I have a good lower trans mount,but when you look at my car on launch,(yea,I filmed it..)the wheel appears to move foreward and up,break traction,slide back,grip and move foreward again,even though I have polyurethane control arm bushings.(agx's soon)I think the Lakewoods will help out a lot in my case.
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They say (Lakewood) the traction bars won't fit an SVT Focus.I will be putting them in my '00 SE,but I will bring in my 02 svtf and see if there is any reason why they would not fit.Seems to me they should.Mabye Lakewood knows something I don't.....???
The SVT header is the issue
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Oh..I see.No room for the T brace.That is quite the snakey header under there.That Catalytic converter they have has to be THE wackiest thing I have ever seen on an exhaust.When the turbo goes on,that puppy is history.Might just hang it on the wall as a....conversation piece..
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