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Username Post: Traction bar question        (Topic#367484)
Rock49 
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01-18-22 06:24 PM - Post#2834811    

Am I understanding correctly?
You can use traction bars instead of swapping in wider springs when doing an axle swap.



 


High5 
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01-18-22 07:08 PM - Post#2834814    
    In response to Rock49

Later model axle swaps have been done on 49-54 Chevy's without the need for changing leaf springs. You can add traction bars to eliminate leaf spring bending on acceleration. However you would need to include a floater kit to retain a stock ride.

The other option is to go with a 4 link suspension and eliminate the leaf springs all together.

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Edited by High5 on 01-18-22 07:14 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Rock49 
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01-19-22 05:12 PM - Post#2834886    
    In response to High5

Thanks. That confirms my thinking.



 


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