UMI introduces 70-81 F-Body traction bars!

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  1. UMI Tech

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    We didn't do any fancy calculation for this one, unfortunately. I can see that concept though.

    For geometry we have everything plotted in Performance Trends. That program seems to work nice.
     
  2. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I know Sam well, if he says "do it" with suspension setup, one is wise to listen... so we're on the same page there.
    I also know Sam isn't the biggest fan of large rear swaybars in general.
     
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    Great, thanks for the reply. I'm jumping on your 2.5 kit and will include the traction bars and sway if necessary.

    On your Kits, you use polyurethane for you LCA (I believe) I'm not a fan of Poly due to cold flow, bind and squeak. Can we make an optional upgrade to your delrin bushings? As well, can we swap/upgrade the coilover conversion kit to bearing instead of poly bushings for the tbar? I understand the nvh will be more noticeable, just want to know the options.

    I'm on the newsletter already, great stuff! Thanks!

    Thanks!
     
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    I'm thinking about my next mod and started wondering about these...

    I have Herb Adams style front brackets already and they helped with the rear end squat some. But I'd like to eliminate that completely or near completely if possible.

    Do these bars do that?

    I guess also how are they different than say Cal Tracs?

    One thing I like about UMI is that they don't appear to look obvious under the car. I dont like the look of traction bars but these seem like they're more tucked up tight against the spring. But I dont know for sure...

    This one has Cal Tracs... is there a similar photo of UMI's?

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    Good morning and thanks for the message.

    Ours look like they hang down a little less.

    Instead of "taking up" against the leaf, ours take up against the chassis. The snubber is adjustable also. You can ride on the highway with no traction influence.

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    Here's the link to the webpage.

    Any questions let me know.

    ramey@umiperformance.com
     
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    Thanks for the reply. So do these keep the rear end from squatting during acceleration?
     
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    They do. They also minimize the axle wrap and enhance forward traction.

    You can cinch them tight to really minimize squat, or leave a little bit of looseness for street comfort.
     

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