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Old 01-27-2018, 01:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cal Trac, Conventional, or No Track Bars??

The time has come to decide to install traction bars or not... on my LB7 I installed energy suspension poly urethane bushing and it seemed to help any wheel hop issues I had. I now have an LML and wanted to see everyone's opinions/experience with what works the best.

I like the caltrac's options, but I'm concerned about the bushing wearing out prematurely in a daily driver option. Conventional trac bars have always served me well in high HP applications, but I would prefer not to weld to to the frame if it doesn't need to be done.

Any thoughts/experience would be appreciated.

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First, what do you plan to do with the truck?

Drag racing, I prefer Caltracs.

Sled pulling, the longer bars would probably be the better option.

DD, no bars whatsoever.

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First, what do you plan to do with the truck?

Drag racing, I prefer Caltracs.

Sled pulling, the longer bars would probably be the better option.

DD, no bars whatsoever.
Really a daily for the most part with a few trips to the strip, because, why not. But I won't be sled pulling at all.

HP goal is high 5's low 6's RWHP. I guess Ill have to wait and see if the truck even needs help with axle wrap.
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Caltracs, then. Remove the bars when DD'ing.
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cal tracs might be good for drag racing but they SUCK for dd !!
noisy as hell if you do any off roading i cant stand mine and will be swapping out when i get a chance to the cognito long bars
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