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Ladder bars/tracton block question

So I'm going to be needing some sort of bars. I know Matt (sprman) is fixin to hook me up and can get a fairly good deal on traction blocks/bars from central jersey customs.

I have also seen Farm Boy Fabs stage ones for under 500 and stage 2 for under 6 I think.

Which are better and WHY? I wanna learn here also.

Also whats the difference between the stage 1 and 2 from farm boy?

I will be running the 310, tcm and a built tranny until someone talks enough chit for me to get on the bottle...

Also work at a welding shop and know MANY welders so thats not a big deal welding to the axels...

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Traction blocks are going to be better in my opinion, but I don't think it makes THAT much of a difference. I have a set of OUO traction blocks/bars waiting to go on.

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well its about a 4 or 500 dollar difference is why i am wondering

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If you already have your blocks in the back, and they aren't stacked blocks, I'd say just go with the Farmboy Bars. The difference between the stage 1s and stage 2s are the ends. I'd go stage 2s, I believe they will live a lot longer.

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I've got 6" icon blocks from my 4.5" kit now...

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dude........ you know my opinion........... i've seen them both and love mine.

traction block all the way.... I've got personal opinions from someone with farmboys and they say if they had to do it again......... they would go with traction blocks..

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stupid qestion wtf is a traction block? i know what traction bars are and how they work, never seen or heard of them? and pictures
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stupid qestion wtf is a traction block? i know what traction bars are and how they work, never seen or heard of them? and pictures
It incorporates the block as part of the traction block..

here are mine with a 1" block...



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They will work just as good with a 6" block eh?

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They will work just as good with a 6" block eh?
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