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Full traction long arm upgrade questions

First off i want to say i know that a lot of people on here dont care much for full traction products. The point of this thread isn't to hear from those people since i have seen the threads and comments already. I want to hear from any full traction long arm owners only.

More specifically im interested in hearing feedback from anyone with the full traction LA upgrade or one of the LA suspension kits that is bolt on. Im curious on how exactly the install is and any pictures would be good too. There really isnt any info on full tractions website about the kit besides its a bolt on. I was trying to see if they had a PDF of the install directions but couldnt find any. Also i was wondering if their long arm kits keep the rear axle in the stock position or does it move it back 1" like some kits? Anyways if any owners out there could post up some pictures or their input on the LA system it would be appreciated. Also i know full traction is on here too so maybe someone from their will chime in as well.

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so does no one have one of the full traction bolt on LA suspensions or does no one have anything positive to say about them?....or both?
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All their stuff is doo doo. Get the poly performance LA upgrade

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I'll second that. I have no experience with FT, but I'm 100% pleased with the Poly Long Arm that I've got on the rear (no pun intended). I'm runnin' the Clayton up front, but I'd assume that the Poly front is just the same as the rear. It was a fairly long install, but there was no welding involved. Lots of drilling and grinding, but no welding. I'll see if I can find some pics, but I don't know for sure.


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All their stuff is doo doo. Get the poly performance LA upgrade
The poly LA upgrade is a LOT more money then others out there such as ones from RC, RE, or TF. I never said said i was going to get the long arm upgrade from full traction for sure but i am curious to hear feedback from owners of the system since the bushing issues supposedly have been fixed. Im sure im not the only only the full traction kit interests since its bolt on and can always be welded later. For now though i would like to hear from someone who actually owns one of their bolt on systems.
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I'll second that. I have no experience with FT, but I'm 100% pleased with the Poly Long Arm that I've got on the rear (no pun intended). I'm runnin' the Clayton up front, but I'd assume that the Poly front is just the same as the rear. It was a fairly long install, but there was no welding involved. Lots of drilling and grinding, but no welding. I'll see if I can find some pics, but I don't know for sure.
wait, so the poly was a bolt on? or the rear was at least?
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I ran the The FT for a year on my 2dr. it handled whell on the road.

the cons:
VERY VERY squeeky.
rear did not flex well.
the front cross member is a horrible design. you can not run any skid plates with it. and your lose about 1.5-2 inchs of ground clearance at the belly.
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I ran the The FT for a year on my 2dr. it handled whell on the road.

the cons:
VERY VERY squeeky.
rear did not flex well.
the front cross member is a horrible design. you can not run any skid plates with it. and your lose about 1.5-2 inchs of ground clearance at the belly.
Thanks for the feedback. losing 1.5-2 of ground clearance is a lot unless you have a 6 lift on one of these rigs.what did you end up replacing it with?
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Full traction recently redesigned their longarm kit.

1. No longer replaces the cross member. Uses stock crossmember and comes with a skid plate to protect exhaust crossover. You wont lose ground clearance with it.

2. The redesigned the flex joints and the bushings, which I haven't heard if any issues since the did this.

3. Requires no welding. Still have to cut off stock brackets.

I would imagine any lack of flex is due to improper shock length. I've wheeled with Joe, RDY4RKS, with the older full traction longarm and evo coilovers/evo lever, and it has no lack of flex. I actually like the new Full Traction design better than my Teraflex longarms.


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i went with rock krawler after the FT. and my rear on the rock kawler flexes just fine. with the same fox shocks i had with the FT. the redesign sounds like it fixed alot of my issuses. i would not mind seeing more on it.
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Hitmoney did a Poly Performance LA Bolt on kit on Smuffete and has seemed to be really pleased with it.


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Did the OP ever go with the Full Traction LA setup? Does anyone else have any feedback?
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Poor quality. Go poly/Synergy or RK if you feel you need a LA.


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