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One of the boxes that came with my recently arrived car is a never installed set of the subject bars. Anyone use them? Good? Bad?
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#2
Edit: googled it.

Looks like adjustable traction bars. If you drag race the adjustability is going to be helpful. For a street car they adjustable is probably not needed.

But traction bars are a big help and I do recommend them.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

Pics of modifications included in:
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#3
I have an old set in my garage slated for modification and use on my car. They're similar to Caltracs only with a 2 piece link and a cushioning pad in the middle. They worked pretty good on the stock eliminator car back in the day.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#4
I'm sure I don't need the adjustable traction bars but as you may recall (if you see me on here) I purchased my shocks a week or two ago so this will be a perfect time to do it all at once. I haven't seen many of these on convertibles but I think it would add a bad ass look to my car. What are your thoughts? I would love to see pics of these in a side profile of some of our cars.

I'm trying to choose between these http://www.summitracing.com/search/part-...d=traction and these http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cee-21...el/mustang

Looking for any input on the two products or is there another product I should be considering? Pictures also would be nice and any tips on installation.

Thanks,

JHawk
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#5
jhawk635;213986 Wrote:I'm sure I don't need the adjustable traction bars but as you may recall (if you see me on here) I purchased my shocks a week or two ago so this will be a perfect time to do it all at once. I haven't seen many of these on convertibles but I think it would add a bad ass look to my car. What are your thoughts? I would love to see pics of these in a side profile of some of our cars.

I'm trying to choose between these http://www.summitracing.com/search/part-...d=traction and these http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cee-21...el/mustang

Looking for any input on the two products or is there another product I should be considering? Pictures also would be nice and any tips on installation.

Thanks,

JHawk

The links aren't working for me

-john
(jbojo)
351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

Some Mod pictures can be seen at:

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jbojo;213988 Wrote:The links aren't working for me

ok...let me try again.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cee-21...el/mustang

http://www.summitracing.com/search/part-...d=traction
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#7
jhawk635;213991 Wrote:
jbojo;213988 Wrote:The links aren't working for me

ok...let me try again.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cee-21...el/mustang

http://www.summitracing.com/search/part-...d=traction

They're working now. I have the Lakewood 21602 ones so tomorrow I'll try to take some pictures of them. Do you have the rear sway bar on your car?

-john
(jbojo)
351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

Some Mod pictures can be seen at:

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jbojo;213992 Wrote:They're working now. I have the Lakewood 21602 ones so tomorrow I'll try to take some pictures of them. Do you have the rear sway bar on your car?

Great...pictures are greatly appreciated. I think the traction bars make our cars look mean...it really fits the period.

I don't have a rear sway bar. I put the 1 1/8" sway bar on the front and it made a world of difference. You think I should go with the rear as well? If so, which one? And how hard is it to install the sway bar and traction bars?

Thanks,

JHawk
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#9
Installing the rear sway bar isn't too bad but there is another mounting plate that is needed. With the traction bars that I got I welded one extra ear on them to connect the end links to and this eliminates the need for that plate. The rear sway bars were 3/4" but I put 1" on mine. I'll try to get pictures of everything if the weather holds up. We are supposed to have a lot of rain showers tomorrow so I might have to get the pictures from inside the garage.

Edit:
I went through some of my pictures and found these. One shows rear ear that I welded on the bar to connect the end link for the sway bar. Let me know if you want to see any more angles. The car is white and black so the bars kind of blend in with everything.


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-john
(jbojo)
351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

Some Mod pictures can be seen at:

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#10
jbojo;214001 Wrote:Installing the rear sway bar isn't too bad but there is another mounting plate that is needed. With the traction bars that I got I welded one extra ear on them to connect the end links to and this eliminates the need for that plate. The rear sway bars were 3/4" but I put 1" on mine. I'll try to get pictures of everything if the weather holds up. We are supposed to have a lot of rain showers tomorrow so I might have to get the pictures from inside the garage.

Edit:
I went through some of my pictures and found these. One shows rear ear that I welded on the bar to connect the end link for the sway bar. Let me know if you want to see any more angles. The car is white and black so the bars kind of blend in with everything.

Sweet... I like it a lot. Thanks for digging this pictures out. I'm sold on the traction bars. Not sure which ones yet but love the look. Just makes the car look meaner...in my opinion anyway. Not 100% sure about the rear sway bar yet, but if I'm going to do it I want to do it all (shocks, traction bars, sway bar) at the same time. Not that I have to, but would be nice.
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