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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Traction bar adjustment question

I built a set of traction bars for my truck runing from the bottom of the axle to the side of the frame,(about 6 feet long). I adjusted them with a little preload extending them out. Pulled with them for the first time and I still had a lot of hop.

My question is did I adjust them the wrong way or are they doing there job and it's just something else causing the hop.:shrug:
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If you have done suspension stops and a custom pulling hitch, I wonder if your front end is too stiff. Too many shocks or too stiff shocks. Or is your pulling hitch putting too much on the rear most point of your truck. I'm guessing that running in a class that allows stiff rear susp. and custom hitches you can do other things like hang weight and build a hitch that pulls from the bottom to hook up your front end .
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would limiting straps on the front end that hold the front springs slightly compressed and keep the front end down help:shrug:

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would limiting straps on the front end that hold the front springs slightly compressed and keep the front end down help:shrug:

There was a post a while back in this section where a guy used ratchet straps to limit his front end movement. He went around the bottom of the axle and over the top of the shock tower. He said it seemed to help.
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that does help. we did that to a ford that had a lift on it so that the truck had more rake to it. also what size blocks are you putting in the rear?
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Moose 04- Thanks for your response, are you refering to the lift blocks under the springs? If so there factory 4".
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