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Old 07-07-2006, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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cobalt ss traction bars

well wemade a set for the redline they work great and are selling like hot cakes but still no cobalts steppin up, were in maryand pm me heres a teaser....the installation instructions for the redline:

Tools required:
1. drill
2. step drill or 5/8 drill bit
3. rat tail file
4. 15/16 wrench
5. 15/16 socket and ratchet
6. ramps or jack stands
7. under 30 minutes of your time for the install.


First off a picture of the traction bars and a hardware list:
1. 2 - adjustable traction bars with jam nuts
2. 2 - 4 1/2" x 5/8-11 grade 8 bolts (frame rail)
3. 2 - 4" x 5/8-11 grade 8 bolts (control arm)
4. 4 - flat washers
5. 4 - lock washers
6. 4 - aluminum tapered spacers
7. 4 - 5/8-11 nylock nuts



Locate the hole in the frame rail the 4 1/2" x 5/8-11 bolt goes here


This picture shows the hole used on the 05'-06' lower control arm you will need to slightly enlarge the bottom hole you can either use a step drill or a rat tail file, the enlargement is minimal.


This picture is of an 04' lower control arm the hole is approximatly 1/4" you will need to open this up to 5/8 using a step drill or a 5/8 drill


Drill out the lower control arm with your drill and the step drill bit


Heres what it should look like when your done.


On an 04' you will have to open up the top hole also but it very minimal the 5/8 bolt will almost thread in thats how close it is you can either open it up with a rat tail file or use a 3/8 drill bit like i did using the side of the drill bit, going in from the bottom hole that you drilled out to 5/8 it opens up quickly you don't need much.


Next its time to bolt up the traction bars:
hardware in this order from bottom to the top for the lower control arm: 4" long x 5/8-11 bolt, traction bar, aluminum spacer, lock washer, lower control arm, flat washer, nylock nut.
hardware in this order from bottom to the top for the frame rail:4 1/2" long x 5/8-11 bolt, traction bar, aluminum spacer, lock washer, frame rail, flat washer, nylock nut.
this is what it should look like:



Heres what it should look like installed:


Heres another picture of what it should look like but showing the top of the frame rail also:


Next we move on to adjusting the traction bars, first you will need to lower the car back down and put the weight of the car back onto the front wheels, start off by making sure the traction bars are loose, and follow the video:

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Old 07-07-2006, 08:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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You guys need to show the burn out/ tire mark pics in here. That might get some biters.
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Old 07-08-2006, 05:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I Was Supose To Come Down But Couldn't Get Off Of Work This Week Blah
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Old 07-08-2006, 08:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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here you go check out his tire marks there is no evidence of wheel hop:
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Old 07-08-2006, 08:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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i would love to help out but i am in colorado. they should be the same should they not be? i would be happy to try them out with photo's but i know it is easier if you have someone local
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Old 07-08-2006, 08:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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if only you had posted this 3 weeks ago... i would've been game, too bad I moved... sorry.
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Old 07-08-2006, 08:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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mainly we just have too make sure the lower control arms are the same.
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Old 07-08-2006, 08:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
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do you need measurments or anything like that. i can do that for you today as well. i really like this set up and i know it will help. need to get a set before the next sport compact race.
pm me if you need me to do something
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Old 07-08-2006, 10:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
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call me 443-807-3662
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where in md are you and how much would this set up cost me if i were the test mule?
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