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post #1 of 17 Old 08-06-2010, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
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Traction Bars

Anyone have traction bars? Anyone have traction bars from precision metal fab? What's the benefits? Are they really necessary? I am getting ready to lift my truck probably 4" and I am thinkin about doing the traction bars. Any input and info would be great. Thnks

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I have a 4" lift without traction bars and my truck wheel hops very easily. They are not necessary, but I think they would make a big difference. I am currently looking into making my own ladder bars.

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Depending on how you lift the rear and how you drive will make a big difference in regards to needing them. Big blocks will need them more than lift springs or the addition of Deaver rear mini spring packs.
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Sat morning bump. Hopin for some more input.

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PMF bars are built into the blocks so they require no welding. And trevor is a great guy to work with. He will go to the ends of the earth to keep his customers happy. PM me I can hook you up.

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Doesn't seem like very many people have them or think they are necessary. Maybe I won't get them and put the extra money towards my tires.

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Alot of people dont have them bc they are only need with either high horsepower/torque applications or on trucks that are lifted to the sky... And them some people still dont use them.

PMF bars are the way to go though. They are very well made and best of all.... Its all made in America by Americans

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I have been talking with Trevor and he is great to work with. What is high horsepower? With my tune I should be around 400 hp. I just want to build my truck to last. I plan on having it a long time. If traction bars will safe the axle, diff, drive line, and tranny by keeping things striaght when the power is to the wheels then I think they are worth the money.

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I would have to say that at 375 or so youll want to have em, especially if any lift is on the truck.... Our trucks make monster torque, at 400 youll probally be a the upper 700s lower 800s for torque. Not only are they helpful but i think they look cool as hell.

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I'm installing my 4 link setup from Trevor this weekend. That's why I haven't been on much this weekend. The rear setup is 5.5" traction blocks and bars. I can vouch for how strongly made PMF's suspension pieces are. I hope to have it finished up tomorrow. Then I have to find the time to do a writeup and post the pics. Oh yeah, my lift is 4.5" with DR/Icon springs and shocks. The rest is PMF.
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