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Old 06-01-2003, 09:47 AM
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im in need of traction bars i have wheel hop when i get on it hard and not alot of traction when i lounch it i have a 66 malibu 12 bolt posi and springs what would be a good bar that doesnt hang down to far and stick out like a sore thumb .theres ladder bars traction bars slaper bars lift bars whats the differance or is there

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if ya have air shocks, get rid of 'em!
BIG source of wheel hop on just about anything!
lakewood ladders WILL bind up the suspension.
never used their "slapper bars " hay have for coil rears...
never needed then, went 12.5's with a stock rear suspension.....
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Send me your e-mail address and I'll send you an article on how to make ladder bars work w/ leaf spring suspensions. Best of both worlds.
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66 Malibu has coil springs. Southside bars?
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[quote]Originally posted by jimfulco:
<strong>66 Malibu has coil springs.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Even better. My ladder bar design will work w/ any kind of spring.
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willy just sent email i would give anything a try bars dont seem to hard to figure out couple of bars and afew bolts. jimfulco are u talking ssm?if so are the good bars i hear alot about them best for the buck.why are they so good?im also looking for somthing that a little hidden up there i dont want them sparking on the ground thanks
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in THAT case,somebody(can't remember who) makes a bolt on mount that raises the upper arms on the rear end,still, never used 'em but some guys swear by them.

i've looked under a lot of stock class gm a-bodies and MOST of the competitive ones use a
piece of tubing with SOLID inserts where the bolts go thru.

keep in mind they'll be noisy and beaf up the mount holes...
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SSM has some nice lift bars. My brother and I put a set on his 64 Chevy II. They worked very well. It has a nasty little 383 in it and has no wheel hop at all. It actually pulls hard while spinning the tires. Something that is a good sign of a proper rear setup and good traction. I was impressed.

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Get your wire feed and chop saw out and try this: http://www.hotrodsandhemis.com/Traction.html
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