Traction bars or no traction bars (Which one looks better)

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  1. 440+6

    440+6 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Used to do that too, at the track, and chain me street tires and jack to a pole or fence so they wouldn't disappear, man those where the days.......
     
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    • 33 IMP

      33 IMP Well-Known Member

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      STILL see that done at my local track.
       
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      • tallhair

        tallhair Rufus "Mod-hair" Firefly Staff Member

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        Ladder bars looked cool too

        On Chevys
         
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        • 70chall440

          70chall440 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          When I was young I picked up a 70 BB Chevelle SS roller (was a real nice car) but I wanted the ladder bars bc I had visions of putting them onto one of my Mopars until I looked at them. Sold the car cheap
           
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          • 747mopar

            747mopar FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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            No brainer! I always hated the look, looks like a cheap, tacky modification.
             
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            • Nevada dan

              Nevada dan Well-Known Member

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              Saw my first roadrunner in 1969 the neighbor across the street bought his son who was just starting college it was a Hemi with big tires on the back a big chrysler pentastar decal in the back window and traction bars and a loud rumble it was the most formidable car I’d ever seen, I guess it influenced me a little
               
            • 64plybelvwgn

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              Have CalTracs on my 65 Belvedere. Were installed at same time as new springs (reminiscent of early Mopar for 440/Hemi 6 leafs drvr, 7 leafs pass..or is it leaves? ). Rear mount does not extend below rim, so no clearance issues. In any case, CalTracs nice cruise night appeal with no road issues regardless of length of journey.
              Back in the late 60's, early 70's we never really like slapper bars. Instead we used the , then available, Traction Master bars. I believe Traction Master is still in business in Burbank , Ca. (Or on 69 GTX back in early 70s, used adjustable pinion snubber with a steel plate attached to floorboard contact area. )

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              Butch Harley New Member

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              8.75 rear pinion snub - dana rear either - 8.75 housings are not super strong
               
            • MoparDanMan

              MoparDanMan FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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              I wouldn't put traction bars on a Mopar, I'd use a pinion snubber, but only if wheel hop was an issue. I've never had a problem with wheel hop on any of my Mopars.
               
            • HEMI-ITIS

              HEMI-ITIS STREETER on LI

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              Really depends on your power level.:bananaweed:
               
            • eldubb440

              eldubb440 more miracles than Jesus FBBO Gold Member

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              the 70s....... shag carpet, leisure suits, disco, .......and traction bars
               
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                dual fours Well-Known Member

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                If you weren't there, you wouldn't understand.:steering:
                 
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