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Anti wrap spring pads?????/

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ben427, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. ben427

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    Havent found anything on search, but i was wondering if anyone has made spring pads to control axle wrap. Im getting ready to swap an built 454 and nine inch rear in my 1988 2wd pickup. Seeing as how i need to make new perches anyways, what if i were to extend the front of the pads out 6-8 inches infront of the axle, kinda like slapper bars, would it make any difference???
     
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    To hell with it, ill try it and let Y'all know if it helps /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I would suggest building a traction bar, simple mod and will help quite a bit.
     
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    Ill probably end up with ladder bars if its to bad anyways /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    what's the difference between ladder bars and anti-wrap bars? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    well not to much. ladder bars are basically two suspension links that keep the axle from rotating. dont allow as much articulation as any off the offroad anti wrap bars, but work good for street vehicles.
     
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    Jeep guys build 6-7" long perches to try to keep their springs from fatiguing after the go SOA. I've seen shocks that mount between the front spring hanger and the main leaf half way between the spring plate and the rear spring hanger on some older Dodge pickups. I suspect it was there to keep axle wrap at bay.
     
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    I'm not sure if the extended perch would conact the overload, as they usually get thinner towrd the end. The overload doesn't wrap anyway, the rest of the pack does. I'm not sure it would help very much. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     

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