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Old 09-05-2013, 05:40 AM
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Pmf or newton trac bars

Alright guys been doing a lot of research on here, fixing to pull the trigger on a set of trac bars. Which kit should I go with I've seen a lot of guys running the pmf's but the newtons look nice as well.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:48 AM
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I like my stage 3 bolt on traction blocks but there were a few things i didnt like. !st too get the right rear bolt for the bar in you have to put it in before or take it all apart once block is bolted to truck. (wasnt told that) The Brackets from axle are straight so if the bars come straight out they would be 6 inches to the outside of frame. So your pulling bar in and binding bushing to hit frame bracket.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:23 AM
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I run newtons kit, PMF was 1000+ powder coated red and these i got him to powder coat red for nothing and gave me a killer deal since i bought my leveling kit through him. they have been on for almost a year. never made a noise, never came loose and still look great. big heim joints and no binding against the bracket like he had above. Install is fairly easy but drilling through the frame for the front brackets took forever. I didnt really have the right tools so somebody with the right stuff could have done it alot faster than me. My kit came with the updated front brackets. they use to only be a 2 bolt design going up from the bottom but his newer mounts have the original 2 bolts and 2 more bolts on the side. people were having issues with the front brackets coming loose and adding the two extra bolts made them stronger and so they dont come loose when torqued properly. just make sure you remove any undercoating where the brackets mount because if the undercoating is thick it will compress over time and bracket will come loose.

If ya have any questions just ask, I tried to remember all the important stuff and i think i got most of it. here is a pic of them on my truck, there older pics but they do the job.


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One more vote for Newtons!

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Precision Metal Fab single bars. They're reasonably priced and extremely effective with their design.
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I have pmf's floating traction blocks and they work great and are extremely heavy duty. I've only found one downside, they start to squeak if I don't keep them well lubed every couple weeks.

Also I have heard the bushings can break down if you don't use synthetic grease.


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pmf traction blocks for me as well! easy to install and very effective, no noise out of mine. great customer service call him anytime and he's answering any questions you have.
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PMF for me too.
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I also have the PMF floating trac bars, it made a ton of difference, they also are very heavy duty and the welding on them is just about perfect, just a well made bar.
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I like my stage 3 bolt on traction blocks but there were a few things i didnt like. !st too get the right rear bolt for the bar in you have to put it in before or take it all apart once block is bolted to truck. (wasnt told that) The Brackets from axle are straight so if the bars come straight out they would be 6 inches to the outside of frame. So your pulling bar in and binding bushing to hit frame bracket.
Yeah that bolt pissed me off lol had it all together and had to pull it apart just to get that one in there other than that it was smooth install.

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