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Traction Bars

I'm trying to figure out if I need to get traction bars if I find myself getting a 2.5" or 3.5" lift kit to fit some new wheels and tires I ordered.

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u never really "need " them but if you find excessive wheel hop and shifting harshness they can really help with axle wrap if done right

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u never really "need " them but if you find excessive wheel hop and shifting harshness they can really help with axle wrap if done right
Is that why you have them? Just trying to figure out what amount of lift gets you there... 3"? 6"? At stock height, all is good, but...

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How much HP is your truck making?

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Some people have traction bars on their lower then stock trucks. It's more a HP thing than a 'how much lift before I need them'

They make a huge difference tho when you accelerate as far as wheel hop and smooth shifting. I wish I would have gotten mine in a long time ago.


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How much HP is your truck making?

No idea... I'm sure near the same as everyone else with the cookie cutter mods...

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Some people have traction bars on their lower then stock trucks. It's more a HP thing than a 'how much lift before I need them'
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Aha. Didn't think of it that way.

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Btw I suggest PMF. Trevor is a great guy and will help you figure out exactly what you need for the setup you want instead of paying for stuff you don't really need or for a setup that can handle 2000hp when you only have 600.


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If your on a budget. Newton lifts traction bars are awesome bang for your buck. You can see mine in my signature. Jason is a stand up guy.


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