Remove traction bars or not?

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  1. Widzia

    Widzia Veteran Member

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    Hi. There are Traction bars on my Camaro.

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    I don't like the way they look, so i want to take them of. Also, i am intended to drop the rear end a bit. My Camaro has up to 250 Hp, so, i suppose, i do not need T.Bars, right?

    Question No.1: What parts do i need now to take the T.Bars off and ride without them?

    Question No.2: How does the ride could change without T.Bars?

    Thank You very much.


    BTW: Sorry for thread, but i could not find the answer in other Traction Bars threads.
     
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    71 Camaro Veteran Member

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    Wow, Vilnius resident and 2nd gen owner! I am of Lugan descent and have relatives in the capitol city.

    I can't tell much from your pic, but if you mean slapper bars, I like how they look, but doubt it they do much for the ride or handling. If you don't like them, they should just unbolt.

    So hows it feel to have the coolest car in the Baltics?
     
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    Cardinal Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Most of those "slapper" bars replace the spring/shock bracket and used the original "T" bolts" OR "U" bolts to bolt them on. ASSUMING that this is true, all you should need to do is unbolt the "traction bars" and then install the original shock/spring brackets.
     
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    This is a good idea the traction bars are ugly
     
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    Not that I am aware of
     
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    I took mine off as soon as I got my car and threw them in the trash :) However I replaced them w caltracs but for a daily driver/cruiser car you would not really need any
     
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    I see.
    BTW, there should be rubber pads between the schock plates and Leaf springs. Could I ride without them (Cause i had seen Camaro with no pads)?
    Here is 69' Camaros leaf spring without pads.
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    Thanx.
     
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    Take a picture where they are bolted to the leaf spring and I'm sure you will get more exact advice.
     
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    You sure that has no pads?? Looks like there is one there to me.
     

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