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Old 02-13-2010, 08:14 AM
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Default Traction bars or caltracs

I was planning on getting some traction bars in the next month or two. What would be better, traction bars or caltracs? Who sells good traction bars? Any information would be great.

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Old 02-13-2010, 08:53 AM
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Cal tracs that's what I went with a lot of people like them.
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Chad at alligator performance, check the link.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:35 AM
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Has anybody had any experience with either style? What would be the advantage and disadvantage of using traction bars or caltracs?
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ive had caltracs and now i have long traction bars. the caltracs if driven with preload are a little harsh when you hit bumps, but do well at the track.

i just put on the long traction bars, ride is the same as stock and so far seem to keep axle movement very minimal also.
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ive had caltracs and now i have long traction bars. the caltracs if driven with preload are a little harsh when you hit bumps, but do well at the track.

i just put on the long traction bars, ride is the same as stock and so far seem to keep axle movement very minimal also.
Do you like the traction bars as well as the caltracs?
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Tony burkhard makes a nice set of traction bars.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:33 AM
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I like my caltracs, havent messed with them a lot, but if your truck rides with the stops almost touching the leaf, you hit bumps it will hit the stop and is a little harsh. I have mine setup so it always has load on the stops.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:37 AM
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ya i like the traction bars a lot more right now, same ride as stock and seem to work well.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:43 AM
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If you were thinking of pulling traction bars would be better but I see alot of drag racers running caltracs. I have only tried traction bars and I can't even notice they are on there when driving normal.
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Thanks for the information guys! I know the caltracs would cost a little more since I have a lift on my truck. I am planning to put some deaver springs on as well. I currently have 2" blocks. The ride sucks in the back.
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My truck rode very good with no shocks in the back for a day
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I think I will have to pass on that.
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