Engine and Braking torque deflects leaf springs,
causing axle hop and traction loss.
Traction-Masters eliminate leaf spring wrap up.
The dual pivots still allow normal leaf spring up and down movement.
Leaf springs perform 2 basic
1> Carries the weight of the car.
2> Locates the axle as control arm
Leaf springs work reliably well, but are bad as control arms. Hard acceleration
or braking causes the springs to twist and wrap up which changes
the axle position. Traction is lost and also causes additional wear on
U joints, the leaf spring, shock absorbers, and suspension
Traction-Masters allow the leaf to act as a spring, but relieves it's
axle-locating responsibilities. Traction is improved and equalized, and you
will also find a noticeable improvement in braking.
Conventional Slapper type bars only work during acceleration
and rely on the binding up of the rear suspension to function. Slapper bars
can also degrade handling and have no effect on brakings.