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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: saltflat on February 20, 2013, 03:49:25 PM

Title: traction control devices
Post by: saltflat on February 20, 2013, 03:49:25 PM
How many of you run traction bars or something similar on your trucks? what are your thoughts on them?
Title: Re: traction control devices
Post by: moneymaker on February 20, 2013, 05:10:33 PM
we have always ran them when allowed. when you modify or remove leaf springs you will get lots of axle wrap without them. i think they help with weight transfer when you launch too.my question is what is the best shock to use and does the position matter. our truck doesn't like to stay on the ground.
Title: Re: traction control devices
Post by: saltflat on February 20, 2013, 11:36:57 PM
thats the million dollar question isnt it. I removed some leafs from my spring pack and and bolted my cheapo rancho shocks back up and it completely removed the "bounce" that was associated with the weaker springs. I dont know if a stiff shock is gonna be good or bad but I know without them I could jump in the bed and damn near get the truck to bounce off the ground.
Title: Re: traction control devices
Post by: taildragger on February 21, 2013, 09:40:01 PM
I,m not sure to remove a leaf or not . Truck needs to soften in the rear and chang gears also from 3.73 to 4.10 half ton axles.  Some other mudruns dont allow traction bars. debating on what to do  ,because dont want to break ujoints with out tractionbars.
Title: Re: traction control devices
Post by: saltflat on February 24, 2013, 08:50:18 PM
I removed a few springs. Your gonna go crazy trying to conform to everybodys rules. The only people my truck wont conform to is some kansas races. I either get bumped up because of an ignition system or an airgap style intake. Its kinda pointless trying to play by everybodys rules.