.........Traction bars...!!!!

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.........Traction bars...!!!!

Postby ozz1 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:18 pm

........Traction bars...????
........What to choose between :
Lakewood : "Traction Action Lift Bars"
OR
Competition engineering : "slide-a-link"

Thank you in advance.

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Re: .........Traction bars...!!!!

Postby John_Heard » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:27 pm

The latest and greatest are the Smith Racecraft Assassin bars.


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Re: .........Traction bars...!!!!

Postby luv454 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:31 pm

Wow! looks complicated with all those adjustments. :shock:

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Re: .........Traction bars...!!!!

Postby supernova » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:37 pm

The slide-a-links will work be better! If your trying to save a buck and don't care if you get the best performance out of a traction system, the Lakewoods will do the job. I had a 67 camaro that I run slapper bars on year ago that was fast as hell (6.3's on the bottle) and it was a street car.

My 2 cent is spend the money!
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Re: .........Traction bars...!!!!

Postby supernova » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:43 pm

John_Heard wrote:The latest and greatest are the Smith Racecraft Assassin bars.


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One of the fastest guy's around here in the drag radial class has been in the low 5.'s using these bars. But couldn't compete with ladder bar or the 4 link cars in the class so this winter he changed over to a ladder bar set up. The fun thing is he still has not gone any faster! Go figure!!!!!!
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Re: .........Traction bars...!!!!

Postby John_Heard » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:51 pm

The main reason I like this design isn't so much the number of adjustments, it's that they help prevent the front of the spring from bending better than the cal-tracs. In face I'm looking into buying just the front part of them to put on my car. Have to do some measuring first...

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Re: .........Traction bars...!!!!

Postby Craig W. » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:25 pm

A flat plate welded to the Caltrac's thick wall tubing that sits on top of the springs would distribute the loading similar to the Assassin bars. That should help the bending of the springs and would cheap too.
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