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04-09-2013 02:55 PM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by peCuroreton View Post
Hello everyone,
When a rear leaf spring equipped vehicle launches off the line, the torque of the rear axle tries to torque the front leaf spring mount upward and the rear leaf spring mount downward. As this happens, the leaf spring takes on a slight S-shape. This causes wheel hop and loss of traction. Pinion yoke to driveshaft angle will also change under launch and can cause driveline problems. Traction bars eliminate wheel hop and driveline angle problems during launch. Traction bars, or lift bars, are available for coil spring vehicles too. While coil spring lift bars work in a different way than leaf spring traction bars, you still get added traction by moving more vehicle weight onto the rear tires. >>> By moving the front axle 10'' forward & the rear axle 14'' forward. Use a straight axle on the front w/ either leafs or coils, I like leafs better & jack up the car 2' in the front. This sounds like my 1st car= '55 chev straight axle drag car w/ a 301 in it. Fun, Fun, Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lakewood traction bar http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...0597_400684_0_
Locksmith Lakewood
Ok, = I've used ladder bars back in the day. Don't forget 'bout torque arms also.
03-26-2013 05:06 AM
sleepyboy Yup.
03-26-2013 04:56 AM
xxMichaelAnthony
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hi everyone,

Bump a year old thread just to say hi? I vote spam.
03-07-2012 10:38 AM
felixthecat
I'd try it, Being a D-tech, you wouldn't have any issue's w/ the exhaust.

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does anyone know if they work with 05-07?
A few yr's ago I looked in to that too, I even called the manufactor, & they didn't know. Looking at it look's like it should, & you wouldn't have any issue's w/ the exhaust either, being a D-tech. I went w/ CFM tubular control arm's instead. I do like the radiator support better than the cheesy stock one. I'd say try it thou. Look's simple enough to install & adjust. Making sure you have the turn buckle's or adjustment's going the right way. Maybe add poly bushing for the arm's & drill out all the rivet's on the ball joint's & use nut's/bolt's.
03-06-2012 07:23 PM
sjdwales does anyone know if they work with 05-07?
09-25-2010 11:05 PM
Mother Focus Think is just the center bar from the rad mount to the back.
Here is mine but maybe will have to delete it.
09-25-2010 10:56 PM
hafftrak The one big drawback is they don't fit with the SVT header.
09-20-2010 12:56 PM
Mother Focus
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TopSpeed and Ja-Red on FJ use them on their cars...400-500whp and 400-500wtq and they all swear by them.

I have a set waiting to go on as soon as my turbo downpipe is completed.

From what I hear from everyone, they make a world of a difference traction-wise.
Beware of the down pipe, maybe install them first and then do the down pipe as the center bar is on the way and most people delete it, maybe it can be done around it. Depending on the manifold, of course.

Here is the instructions for assembly, it will give you a better idea.
http://www.lakewoodindustries.com/pdf/50200.pdf
09-20-2010 12:49 PM
Mother Focus
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Karl from Massive was selling his a while back. He said it worked great. You might want to PM him (K Dog).
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I got 'em, maybe he has others or can order them.
09-20-2010 09:42 AM
starfuryt550 TopSpeed and Ja-Red on FJ use them on their cars...400-500whp and 400-500wtq and they all swear by them.

I have a set waiting to go on as soon as my turbo downpipe is completed.

From what I hear from everyone, they make a world of a difference traction-wise.
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