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Old 12-04-2012, 07:45 AM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Traction Bar Help

Hey guys, i need a little help choosing the right traction bar. I have looked thru the forum but i am still a little hesitant on witch bar is gonna work for me, and i still have a couple questions. I am looking at the Cognito Economy Bars, but am not sure witch size will work best. I am deployed right now and i have a south bend clutch waiting at the house for me to put in when i get home in and with that i am gonna get a bigger tune so i am worried about some axel wrap because i have 5in blocks in the back for my lift with 35's. The truck is a daily driver and i will tow ocosainaly, and my girl friends mustang once and a while too (she is gonna hate that) but i am mostly concerned about witch bar will work the best because of my lift. After the tune, clutch and other things i got for the truck i should be in the high 400s and hopefully break 500hp. any help would be appricated. thanks o3gerber
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:50 AM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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I'd say get the 60" ones
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:22 AM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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what are the benifits of the 60 over the 50?
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:52 AM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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Banks Ram-Air Intake, 5'' Straight Pipe
South Bend DD
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Pro Fab Intake Horn
Glow Shift Boost + EGT Guages
Zone 6in Lift
315/75R16 Baha Claw TTCs
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:47 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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sub'd...also wondering about traction bars for my 6" bracket lift
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:04 AM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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what are the benifits of the 60 over the 50?
I believe the longer they are the more they will hold your axle stable
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:46 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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I would get the 60" too. Thats what i have on my truck, it is just leveled though. That or give norcal truck a call and ask them.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:16 PM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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I believe the longer they are the more they will hold your axle stable
Any length will hold the axle stable. Shorter bars are used more for drag racing, such as Cal Tracs. You'll typically see sled pullers with much longer bars. Most seem to agree that around a 60" bar is good all around.

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:44 AM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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Awesome thank you DaveB, that is exactly what i am looking for, i want a good all around bar, i read a ton of stuff about them but most of it was about whats best for the strip or for pullin, couldent find what is good all around.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:29 AM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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I'm running caltrac bars on my lb7 with 8 inches of lift, I can really tell a difference with axle not wrapping. I would recommend getting rid of the blocks and running all spring also. But I'm not a fan of blocks either. Jmo. Stay safe my friend


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