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Traction bars?

Will traction bars, like RCD ones do anything for a stock/close to stock FX4 L2?

I can understand it for wheelhop/ axle wrap on a high hp truck or car, but will I see any benefit from getting some? I found some RCD's cheap...

Will they help in the dirt?
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I have no experience with the RCD bars.......as they hang and get in the dang way! But what I do have experience with, is the James Duff Traction bars. You can make them easy! The mount on top of the leaf, and go forward to the front spring hanger.....I do notice a difference, and love them. They do help wheel hop; i had a bad problem with this, now that problem is gone. My truck is basically stock in the drivetrain/suspension department.

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they also save your fenders/tires...i know that from experience...
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So they help with wheelhop in the dirt?

Do they prevent any articulation of the axle?

Justin, how do they save your fenders/tires?
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So they help with wheelhop in the dirt?

Do they prevent any articulation of the axle?

Justin, how do they save your fenders/tires?
The wheels like to jump forward... when flexed and trying to jump forward, the tires like to eat fenders. My truck used to do it, saw it happen to justins truck up in santa clarita.

They also help keep the rear end planted when going around corners, can accelerate out of a corner much better with alot more control.

I never had any problems with ground clearance or the RCD bars getting in the way and I did my fair share of offroading.

Buy my traction bars... you wont be disappointed.
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My fenders are kinda messed up due to the front and rear movement of the rear axle......them M/T's ate it up! And the fender ate up the tire too!
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I have the James Duff bars. Do they hurt my rear articulation? Not much, lol.



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yea...I don't notice any articulation issues. If there is...it isn't much.
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i thought they made a huge difference on my truck... i do have an open diff so that may be part of it
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