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Traction bars

I've been looking into getting traction bars lately and was wondering if they really would be a improvement for my truck. I have a 3.0, it runs fine but its not a race car. I don't have any engine mods and don't plan on doing anything serious to it. I do get wheel hop every once in a while, but not often. It's not like I'm taking my truck out to the track and racing it, it's just my daily driver. I will be driving in the snow this winter, I don't know if those will help in wet conditions or what not. Do you guys think its worth spending the 95 bucks on?
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I would say yes. I should be getting mine in today so I have no personal experience with them yet but I hear good things from whoever has them.
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where are you gettin them for only 95 bucks?
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jamesduff.com called them up and the guy told me the total would be 85 + 14 for shipping = 95 bucks!
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i didnt think they made them anymore
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They do, I just called 5 minutes ago lol. The part number has changed tho, its #5306 now.
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Awesome, I might looking into these.
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Im really impresed with my bars, they do a good job with wheel hop, they locate the axle well and don't limit your flex much at all. one of the best $100 you can spend on a ranger any day.
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I rarely ever have wheel hop tho, I don't know if maybe I can spend my money better elsewhere or something.
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I got some that have been sitting in my garage for 1 year almost. They will go on soon
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I put mine on a few months ago and love them. I was pulling a trailer with a load and didnt even notice it back there no wheel hop what so ever
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i cant use duff bars ):
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i cant use duff bars ):
buy my RCD bars
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i cant use duff bars ):
Why not?

Oh and I got mine in like 20 minutes ago.
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i cant run them and i dunno if i can run RCDs either

i have full size chevy springs so the perch is moved up..if i do anything ill make a set of them or ladder bars

but i plan on a 4 link in the future so i wont have springs (:
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So I noticed that the JD kit doesn't some with any lube for the bushings. What should I use?
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Put mine on a few weeks ago. Used just a light coating of wheel bearing grease on the parts that touch/rotate against each other.

I say yes you can use them even with a DD 3.0L They definately helped in the snow we've had here for the last few days.

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jamesduff.com called them up and the guy told me the total would be 85 + 14 for shipping = 95 bucks!
ROFLAMO! 85+14 =95?!?!?! Dude.. PLEASE take me out of your sig!

I had a set of Duffbars. Broke them. I'm not worried about clearance underneath so standard ' slappers ' work for me.
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Put mine on Saturday. No more wheel hop.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=52695
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Give him a break D. He's using that secret Liberal Democrat math. You know.. like how taking guns away from law abiding citizens will result in lower crime.

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