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who has used them and how visiable are they on the car? putting them on my 69 and i was told they are not very visiable and if you get the bars that go undernieth and towards the rear. they are supposed to limit suspension travel and make the ride rough but are very hard to see. is my info correct? im probably going with the ones that go forward and fit to the body.
 

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The shelby style underrider traction bars are an excellent traction assiting device.

They are very low profile and do not stick out visibly like other traction aiders.

Here is a rear veiw of the car, just so you can see them, and a side view, where you can't see them at all.

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It's my understanding that the are the same as "Traction Masters". They go forward, not rearward, and they limit wheel hop, hence increasing traction. These are also known as "under-rider" bars. Tthe 65's used "over-rider" bars that went into the passenger compartment.
 

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One additional comment - unlike standard traction masters, which limit the wheel hop by snubbing against the rear torque box as the springs wind up, the shelby under-ride bars act as a link.

While both the link and the snub-ber style bars address wheel hop issues, using the link style also helps to attenuate any lateral movement of the rear end that can be created due to side to side deflection in the leaf springs under cornering load.

You will notice a handling improvement with the addition of the under-rides.
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