Cal-Trac traction bars question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by na-mr2, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. na-mr2

    na-mr2 Member

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    so as some may know I bought an 06 with some mods done. I'm going back to to stock with it all. I am keeping the lowering kit but want to remove the traction bars. I'm not a mechanic so sorry if these questions are stupid to you. The traction bars, do they come with a shackle? I was told I can take the bar out and leave the shackles in. I can also take out the shackles and replace them with oem. I plan on selling the bars and the new owner i assume would require them. Reason I'm taking them out is because of ground clearance issues.
     
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  2. MaK10-XRnR

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    What exactly is done to your truck? I have 100% stock parts with 62k miles on them that i'd be willing to trade you for a complete set of Cal-Trac traction bars. I'm sure we can work out some sort of deal.

    Lemme know.
     
  3. na-mr2

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    I just spent 1k getting all the aftermarket parts off. Long tube headers, cat back exhaust, maf calibrator, gauges and pillar pod. Traction bar is next. I just saw the shackles for a good price and ordered them.
     
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    Oh ok, and how much would you sell the traction bars for?
     
  5. na-mr2

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    Well I don't know. Not sure what they're worth. I'm gonna wait to get the truck back and take pics of the parts
     
  6. MaK10-XRnR

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    Sounds good. Keep me posted/in mind.

    Thanks,
     
  7. na-mr2

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    Definitely. Where you located?
     
  8. MaK10-XRnR

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    Northern California.
     
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    I got my weld-ons for like $350. (CAL-TRACS)
     
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    The bolt ons were like $400, so theres a pricing guide
     
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    used or new?
     
  12. madtrucker

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    I paid $369 for brand new bolt on Caltracs. They charged me a $100 core charge for the stock shackle bracket (the 1 the shock mounts to) which they refunded after I sent the stock ones back. Plus $18 for shipping. Worth every penny too. My back end was hopping bad.
     
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  13. na-mr2

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    im afraid of the hopping. I haven't had tot opportunity to let it loose yet. i should get it back this weekend without the bars. it will be stock. only mod is the tcai. i done think i will have a problem. or hoping i won't .
    makes sense that i don't have shackles because of the core charge. i had to buy new ones, $159 pair.
     
  14. na-mr2

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    also, did you have clearance issues and is it lowered too? mine scraped on a speed bump @ home depot. very light load
     
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    Only issue I've had with mine, is the load up when braking hard.
     
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    Really odd. I'm supposed to get it back today without the bars. I'll see how it goes. Updates to follow. Thanks all for the input
     
  17. mejbro

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    Hey bud,
    I may be a day late and a dollar short, but the shackles you have on are part of the Cal-tracs conversion. Whoever put them on before you surely sent their O.E. one's back to them to refund the core charge.
     
  18. thewarriordinghy

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    I wonder if his are welded on?
     
  19. madtrucker

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    I'm not lowered. Yah they are welded to the stock bracket, that is why the core charge. Still I have plenty of room. These are the low profile ones made specifically for X Runner. 8200 was the model number. [​IMG]
     
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    I did not know they made a low profile one...
     

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