Im looking for a set of compact (not visible from a quick inspection of the truck) traction bars that wont interfere with off-road operation or axel articulation. Engine is going to have about 500rwhp
Guys I also need some help with this. My wheel hop is really REALLY bad and tire spin. Any and all advice needed. I'm a newbie and don't understand much of the posts. Spring clamp, adding leafs makes sense but I would have no idea on how to do that. Maybe one of you could recommend some traction bars to make it easy on me.You won't loose any off roading ability.
All clamping the front halves of your spring does,is prevent the spring from winding up and then unloading under acceleration.
It will slightly stiffen your ride,but way less then a set of traditional traction bars do.
What problems are you fighting,wheelhop or tire spin?
Clamping the leafs will only combat wheelhop,doesn't help much if you're trying to plant the tires harder to combat excessive wheelspin.
Depending on how handy and ambitious you are,you could build a traction bar set-up like the old AMC's used.
It employed bracket's welded to the top of the diff,that then used a bar to connect to a bracket on the frame rails.
Only advantage to this set-up,is it's not really noticable,and i think that was one of your priorities,it also doesn't detract from ground clearance as everything is above the diff housing.
No its not lowered, stock suspension. had 410's put in and now im getting wheel hop really bad. thank for all the info guys.I think Kurtis (Cndoil) covered most upgrades already.
I think upgrading your bushings is where i'd start.
Either by adding aftermarket bushings to your stock bars or spring for a set on Spohn adjustable bars with decent bushings
Is your truck lowered?
That'll throw your IC out the window.
You lose leverage to push the tires into the ground,with a dropped 4 link set-up.