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Old 03-23-2012, 08:52 PM
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Traction Bars.

Well I'm loving my looney tune, but with an 8" spring lift I'm getting some axle wrap. I was looking at PMF and OUO set ups and they both looks very good. Can't remember what the cost of trevors were, but I know OUO are arounnd $550.

-I'm looking to powercoat them lime green ( dont ask lol)
-Is it hard to drill into the frame, nervous about that. Aren't frames heat treated??
-Pictures of both

Now Is there any special way these have to be ordered to work with the suspension setup I have installed. Thanks

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Not sure about the heat treat of the frames, but it isn't really serious or they would be more prone to cracking. I have drilled two holes in my frame so far for fuel filter mounting bracket and it's basically like drilling through mild steel. It's pretty thick so it takes a bit, but...I did it with a Craftsman 19.2v cordless drill. Sorry I can't add more.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:34 PM
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I will have my traction bars/blocks from Trevor in a couple weeks. You just need the bars so your best bet is to PM him.

Edit: Oh, the dude is pretty friggin busy so he might not respond asap... just a fyi
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Not sure about the heat treat of the frames, but it isn't really serious or they would be more prone to cracking. I have drilled two holes in my frame so far for fuel filter mounting bracket and it's basically like drilling through mild steel. It's pretty thick so it takes a bit, but...I did it with a Craftsman 19.2v cordless drill. Sorry I can't add more.
-Aaron
Cool so far so good. Now I just need a vendor that uses a shipping company that won't rape me on broker fees.
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Cool so far so good. Now I just need a vendor that uses a shipping company that won't rape me on broker fees.
Good luck with that!!!
Im getting a full lift from trevor, quad tires, tonnau cover and headlights shipped to US side of border(vancouver area) and heading down in a couple weeks to pick everything up. Im from there so I planned it with a mini vacation, kill 2 birds thing..
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Good luck with that!!!
Im getting a full lift from trevor, quad tires, tonnau cover and headlights shipped to US side of border(vancouver area) and heading down in a couple weeks to pick everything up. Im from there so I planned it with a mini vacation, kill 2 birds thing..
Ya man kinda sucks living in Canada and being an automotive nut. The money I've paid to ship parts for my 396 stroker could almost build a motor

I might have a place I can ship to, just gotta check with people first.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:54 PM
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Its sucks big time. Considering the same product here is at least 25% more $, most places down south offer free shipping nation wide. Even getting things sent to a place to pick up can be hard, like ebay many sellers only ship to confirmed paypal address which of course is your home address. The money we can save is crazy though..
Where abouts are you in Can?

I saved over $1400 on the tires for corvette, and over a grand on tires for truck....

Sorry, kind of de railed a bit here.
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Its sucks big time. Considering the same product here is at least 25% more $, most places down south offer free shipping nation wide. Even getting things sent to a place to pick up can be hard, like ebay many sellers only ship to confirmed paypal address which of course is your home address. The money we can save is crazy though..
Where abouts are you in Can?

I saved over $1400 on the tires for corvette, and over a grand on tires for truck....

Sorry, kind of de railed a bit here.
I live in weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. Roughly hour and 15 from the ND boarder. Ya I own a 95 Firebird, I love my gm cars

I know somethings I've ordered I haven't been charged very much for broker fees. I can't remember if it's ups or usps that nails us with broker fees.
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Oh thats not bad, at least you're fairly close to border.
Its UPS that rape us, I always ask them to use USPS if they can.
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Oh thats not bad, at least you're fairly close to border.
Its UPS that rape us, I always ask them to use USPS if they can.
Thats the one god dam UPS lol. Clayton curious to what your career is, your always up at night like me haha
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