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Got my fat boys today!!

Got home today to see my newton traction bars sitting in my garage!! Super excited to remove the aal in the rear and replace with the new 7" block with those huge bars attached to em'. Can't wait to see how it rides !! And the powder coating is smooth as silk!
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Sweet...no clue if you're an OBS or what. More details, please. This is so ambiguous that even Elen is wondering what field the softball game will be on.


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Oh man, had these on for almost a week and love them!! Install was easy and removed my aal during the I stall of the new blocks. My truck squats less with the new blocks/bars than it did with the aal! Crazy. The truck feels way more solid and stabile. The fit/finish and quality seems to be very well and I'm impressed. I got the extra for gloss black powder coating and for the bump stops. If I knew how to post pics I would.. I love them
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Oh man, had these on for almost a week and love them!! Install was easy and removed my aal during the I stall of the new blocks. My truck squats less with the new blocks/bars than it did with the aal! Crazy. The truck feels way more solid and stabile. The fit/finish and quality seems to be very well and I'm impressed. I got the extra for gloss black powder coating and for the bump stops. If I knew how to post pics I would.. I love them
I hate to break it to you but the reason why your truck doesn't squat as much is because the bars don't allow for your suspension to cycle. There is nothing in the connection that allows your truck to squat, because inorder for your truck to squat the bars would physically have to become shorter.

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Yea I have them and I believe they do not do any favors to the ride quality.


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i perfer the bars with a shackle at the frame end for daily drivers. this allows the bar to grow and shrink as needed.

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I hate to break it to you but the reason why your truck doesn't squat as much is because the bars don't allow for your suspension to cycle. There is nothing in the connection that allows your truck to squat, because inorder for your truck to squat the bars would physically have to become shorter.
Yes good point. Either way I really like them and they have improved my ride vs. the aal
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Yes good point. Either way I really like them and they have improved my ride vs. the aal
I will agree with you there. I too had an add a leaf and then went to the 7" traction block. It does ride better than with the Add a leaf. How much preload are you running. He told me to run 1 full turn. I now run them just barely snug.


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