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traction bar fitment

i know its another thread about them but im not sure about this so anyways heres what im looking at...traction bars

so will these fit i have the offroad packag and my axle is under my leaves so im not sure if they will? anyhelp would be appreaciated. with new tires and brakes i still slide on wet roads, would like to change that.
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its a truck you will still slide.. all those do is help with excelleration on high HP cars to keep from axle wraping.. go buy some James Duff bars that are ment for our trucks. it will help a little with being firm planted, but if you are slidding around in the rain maybe its time to invest in better tires..
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ya, look at he james duff ones
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x3 on the JD traction bars.
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those slapper bars, like stated earlier are meant for acceleration, they won't work and a spring over axle configuration and won't give you the desired affect, they stop axle wrap and keep the rear tires planted on higher horsepower drag cars, i've heard nothing but good things about James Duff traction bars
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Will the long link work or stick with the regular above the leaf version?
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Traction bars aid traction primarily by controlling wheel hop. If you are having wheelspin problems without much hop, then traction bars won't be the answer you're looking for. As mentioned above, the slapper bars in your link won't fit but the JD's are easily adapted to a 98+.
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