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Does anybody run traction bars on the front? Any pictures of set ups? Was wondering if they are needed or not?
 

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Unlimited has them on their pulling truck

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Just thought I would check. Didn't know if anybody was running them or not. Guess I'll just spend some time making the drive line hoops and U-joint shields.
 

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I've seen several trucks with traction bars on the front - they do help if you have enough axle movement to warrant installing them. That amount of axle movement depends on the rest of the setup and the power level you are at. If i still had the red truck it would have front traction bars on it.
 

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Ok, thank you very much. I will have to look at what it'll take to build a set.
So you think that I could leave them onfor daily driving or is it something that would interfere with the steering geometry? Should they also be built to follow the front driveline angle?
 

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Ok, thank you very much. I will have to look at what it'll take to build a set.
So you think that I could leave them onfor daily driving or is it something that would interfere with the steering geometry? Should they also be built to follow the front driveline angle?
The should be built to allow for full articulation of the front axle. If you limit the articulation at all your hurting yourself on the front of a pulling truck. If you build them so there is no binding, you will find that they won't have any effect on your steering and can be left on for street use with no issues.
 

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Thanks, that is the way that I built the rear bars. There is not interference with the suspension travel. I will do the same on the front. But I guess I could just pull them off so that they aren't always on there except for pulling and maybe a couple of runs down the track this year...
 

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I'm going to work on some. Just need to be functional and quiet. I drive the truck about 20k plus miles a year.
 

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I got some mighty big ones on the BAMF now ill try getting some pics this weekend!
 
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