Originally Posted by travisH3
no where in there did i say traction bars shouldnt be on a six speed. obviously you have read the thread that picture is in and someone suggested it be a clutch related issue and i can believe that because my buddies truck did that hopping thing, kinda entertaining if you ask me.
the guy said he didnt mind welding them on, also they should be retorqued over so many miles like in his instructions, i would prolly put loctite on them also. im guess you just dont like the fact of an affordable traction bar? i wasnt trying argue with anyone here but sure if you want to pay 7-800 bux for traction bars plus 100 to ship then more power to you, i didnt know if he was on a budget or wanted the best out there
. i wont be racing my truck and dont really mind the fancy look so i just need a functional bar that smoothes out my shifting. I wouldnt base my view on a set of bars that one person is having a problem with but thats just my two cents.
sweet vid btw
I am just saying if you buy a set of budget bars this is what you can have happen. You shouldn't have to weld the mounts to the frame. That is what happens when you only use (2) bolts. Things loosen up, holes wallow out, and just a little slop in the holes can result in only (1) bolt working for you. All he would have to do is add another hole and all of a sudden nobody is every going to have an issue. I would imagine that is one of the many reasons why my mounts each have (8) bolts holding them on my frame.
If the op wants to go offroad these bars would not be ideal. They are locking in the axle and limiting your suspension travel. You will notice a difference in ride if you install these bars.
Another reason I don't like these is just the mere size of the tubing and some of the hardware (ignoring the fact that they neck down to 3/4" at the ends???). When you build something that essentially may not have a weak link those forces have to go somewhere. I wouldn't be surprised if you ran these bars for a several years you would find small cracks in your frame at the front mounts. Especially if you towed heavy and used your truck.
For some people these bars just may be the ticket. They don't care if it affects their ride or limits their suspension travel, or makes a lot of rattling/clunking noise when driving around.
With how much money these trucks cost and the kind of loads they see towing, I don't mind to spend a little more money on something that I know works for me. I never really went offroad when I was running OUO bars or had a chance to run down the drag strip. But I wanted to be able to do that if I ever wanted too...
Here is a buddy's truck:
Then here is the same bars on this truck....