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Old 01-18-2010, 12:24 PM   #11
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My trac bars work with my 3in down pipe, post a pic of yout downpipe and i could tell you if it will work
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:01 PM   #12
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I see that HTPerformance has a new cross member brace and they have a new radiator support in the making. It seems to me if they incorporate the both of these together and tie them together with 2 or 3 bars with rod ends it would make an awesome traction bar. In other words, just combine the lakewood traction bar design with the HTP cross member.

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Old 01-18-2010, 07:25 PM   #13
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yes i would be interested int the bracket.. not sure about the solid mount yet.. im thinking that would be very rough.. id like to see it work though.. and rousch i know for a fact it will not work with my setup.. my down pipe is too far over.. i measured it already and im too far over about 2 inches.. and island ill have to look into this..
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:48 PM   #14
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well i can tell you it would be a hell of alot easier to fabricate a solid mount than to fabricate one to hold a poly bushing that doesnt tear the bushing all to crap. ill start my homework
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sounds good.. let me know.. im just wondering.. would that be too stiff...
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only one way to find out... ill test it on my car if i ever make it to a finished product. ill go to the track hopefully on a tow dolly and start with the regular setup with the VF mount and street tires. make some passes and get an average for 60ft times. swap out the tranny bracket and VF mount for the solid piece and make a few more passes, average out the times. see if they got worse or better and also inspect very carefully for any damage. im expecting ALOT more vibration and diminished wheel hop if not eliminated all together. it will definitely snatch alot more smoothly if the engine and tranny cant budge. im just worried about it possibly doing damage to the transmission case or subframe. hence the tow dolly lol
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that is why i would like to find a way to mount it to a few more bolts on the tranny case/motor flange.. im working on something ill take some pics later.. hopefully ill have it done by monday..
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video posted in first post.. tell me what you think..
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dayam dude. you really REALLY need some drag radials or something. you can really hear the tires on that last run. sounded like you were feathering in and out of the throttle in 3rd trying to get some traction. putting some good tires on there would drop at least a second off your time i bet. alot of time wasted on spinning there
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yeah i was feathering it.. and the last one i also had issues with the boost.. only getting about 5-10psi as well as a broken tranny mount..lol..
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