How To
Build Effective and Inexpensive Traction Bars.


The following pictures show the "Caltrac" style traction bars I built for the truck. Since the rear springs on the truck are not designed for a rear wheel drive vehicle (Dodge Caravan) I know I will have some spring wrap problems under hard accelleration. Especially after talking with another individual who has been running the same type rear springs in his truck for many thousands of miles.

The solution he chose was to use conventional traction bars. Although effective they are big, combersome and in my opinion look out of place on almost anything but a muscle car. My solution was a bit different.

After checking with some of the local drag racers I found a design that would be easy to duplicate, inexpensive and would still allow the suspension to move freely and opperate as designed. Click on the button below to see the specific design theory.