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Old 11-16-2007, 06:36 PM
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Traction Bars not Close to Spring Eye

I mounted up my Competition Engineering slapper bars to the Nova springs, but when I loaded the rear suspension, the front of the bars did not come up to the front spring eye as indicated in the instructions. There is at least a four inch gap. The snubber makes up about half that, but I thought the front of the traction bars should be much closer to the spring. Any suggestions as to what the problem might be - if there is a problem?

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Can't you adjust the angle of the traction bars by adding spacers at the front or rear mounting bolts?
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You could use a longer snubber, but don't forget, these bars don't come into play till you drop the hammer. They don't touch the spring under normal driving.
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these bars don't come into play till you drop the hammer. They don't touch the spring under normal driving.
true. but they should be a lot closer than that. mine, one is bearly touching, the other is very close.
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Determine the angle that traction bar needs to be adjusted in order to get required clearance between rubber bumper and leaf spring.
Angled shims are available in 2, 4 and 6 degrees.
Buy angled shims, see attached photo.
Remove traction bars.
Insert angled shims between traction bars and rear mounting bracket.
Re install traction bars.
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