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Do I need traction bars?

I've got an 08 f350 shorted dually with 22.5 custom wheels and 36" semi tires. Every time I start from a full stop my rear end feels like its bouncing a bit. Even during slower acceleration it does this. Do I need a set of traction bars or do yawll think it's something else?

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I have a 6 inch lift with 37's on H&S performance tune and just had some traction bars installed. I definitely feel the difference!
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Do you need them? No.

Will you benefit from them? hell yeah
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Your shifts will feel alot better!

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I've got an 08 f350 shorted dually with 22.5 custom wheels and 36" semi tires. Every time I start from a full stop my rear end feels like its bouncing a bit. Even during slower acceleration it does this. Do I need a set of traction bars or do yawll think it's something else?
It's probably your carrier bearing if your feeling under even light accelerations. I always include a one-piece driveline as mandatory equipment when I do 8" lifts.

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it probably doesn't help that i have 3 blocks on each side on the rear springs huh?

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Damn! I didn't know you had 8 inches of lift! They recommend rear traction bars for trucks with more than 3 inches of lift in the rear. If I were you, I would definitely get some rear traction bars.
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it probably doesn't help that i have 3 blocks on each side on the rear springs huh?
Definitely not!

Do you have a 2 piece rear driveshaft?



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Definitely not!

Do you have a 2 piece rear driveshaft?
Yea. How would a 1 piece help?

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