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Old 06-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Traction bar pics?

Can I see some traction bar pics from you guys who installed them? I got everything in place on my SOA and am going to fabricate the traction bar from scratch this weekend. I have an idea how I plan on doing it, but I want to see others since I am sure it will help. If they are on an 8.8 rear even better!

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Old 06-29-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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I did one for my dad last year on an 8.8. I'm on my phone so I can't post a link bit just search for 95 SOA step by step
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:31 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. How did that traction bar hold up? I have never seen one like that. Did it bent at all?
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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I've run um for years behind big v8s and never had an issue
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:56 PM   #6
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My track bar on a ford 8.8
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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My track bar on a ford 8.8
The proper terminology for that particular bar you have pictured is a Traction Bar, which as we know prevents the axle from twisting front to back.

A Track Bar locates the axle from side to side. Typically Track Bars are used with coil springs to prevent the axle from shifting laterally, left to right.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:31 PM   #8
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My track bar on a ford 8.8
What shocks do you have man? I see in your pic it looks like you are using the stock upper mounts? I looked at doing that but it looked like i only had about 2" before my shocks would have bottomed out.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:17 PM   #9
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U can use the stock upper mounts and use a long travel shock if u put them down on the traction bar
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BDS Shocks. Can't remember the measurements.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:27 PM   #11
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U can use the stock upper mounts and use a long travel shock if u put them down on the traction bar
Not sure what you mean by putting them down on the traction bar.
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