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Old 17-06-2009, 09:33 PM
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Anybody see why these would not work as Traction Bar snubbers?
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Can't find anything similar through my local reasearch, and not waiting weeks to get Lakewood ones from US.

I know is obviously preferable to have bolt-in ones due to the load, but the slab-style ones I currently have are VERY stiff and this shape seems as would be more forgiving. (Is off FJ upper control arm in case wondering).

Any other thoughts much appreciated.

Oh, East Coast have one set of Lakewood bars that Pete ordered by mistake if anyone keen. Dunno $.

What about lower control arm bump stops from your camaro? They are bolt on.
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Old 18-06-2009, 07:28 AM
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The Purple Pig in Mountain Highway Bayswater have them in stock in all shapes and sizes. Made of the right rubber. Not cheap though
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Old 18-06-2009, 09:19 AM
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What about lower control arm bump stops from your camaro? They are bolt on.
Yeah - Is what I have at the moment (cut to be flat & 3/4" high), but the mega clunking I was getting through the rear from peramanent contact with the leaf made me think that something marginally softer & bullet-shaped (per lakewood) may be more appropriate in absorbing the load more gradually.. hence the search.

But yeah, agree the non-bolted ones may not last long (especially the way I drive ) Have faxed a pic of the Lakeys to Purple Pig & Clark - will see how we go. Ta for input all!
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Old 18-06-2009, 03:58 PM
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Have faxed a pic of the Lakeys to Purple Pig & Clark - will see how we go. Ta for input all![/QUOTE]

Purple Pig do have the bullet shape ones in different sizes
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Old 18-06-2009, 04:52 PM
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Purple Pig do have the bullet shape ones in different sizes
Yeah, been chasing all day. Clark has nothing with thread & the best P-Pig have are bit too big - 50mm high & 42mm base. Otherwise would be perfect.
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My gap is barely 30mm, so going to get some cylindrical buffers to achieve your (Lakewood) recommended 0.5" gap on right & 3/8" gap on left. Then maybe order some cones later in life for a more progressive, gentle ride
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Old 18-06-2009, 10:00 PM
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For $20 a pop, you could just get em and give em a go in cut down form and if they don't work then meh!

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Old 19-06-2009, 07:26 AM
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For $20 a pop, you could just get em and give em a go in cut down form and if they don't work then meh!

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Yeah, I had to cut mine down a bit and reshape on a grinder
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Chuck em and save for a set of caltracs
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Old 20-06-2009, 07:43 AM
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Chuck em and save for a set of caltracs
Not if you are chasing a old school look. They are a blast from the past and probably illegal but its the "look" some of us want
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Old 20-06-2009, 08:10 AM
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There is an EH wagon that runs at Calder call the Bricklayer. Graham Cooper I think.
It has a pair of "old school" traction bars fitted to an otherwise stock suspension. They were made by MrBlue and fitted to the car about 25 years ago. (He made mine too)
It runs consistant low 10s and picks up the front wheels.

They work if they're done right.
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Old 20-06-2009, 12:53 PM
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There is an EH wagon that runs at Calder call the Bricklayer. Graham Cooper I think.
It has a pair of "old school" traction bars fitted to an otherwise stock suspension. They were made by MrBlue and fitted to the car about 25 years ago. (He made mine too)
It runs consistant low 10s and picks up the front wheels.

They work if they're done right.
Fcuk is he still around. I raced against that thing in the sixties. He invented the art of dial your own. Which I hated
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Old 21-06-2009, 02:40 PM
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Oh yeah, It lifts the wheels alright......

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Wow, I seen it pick the wheels before, but damn, that's some air in that vid.
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Old 21-06-2009, 08:59 PM
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Quick update, along with the new Konis, I fitted up new cylindrical snubbers that are 20mm high and is all good! (One side was initially higher & then I realised bolted up incorrectly in my haste. Love the look of these babies. Rear Seems naked without them
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