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Any thoughts on "Over spring anti-wrap bars"???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big pappa b, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. big pappa b

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    Any thoughts on \"Over spring anti-wrap bars\"???

    I know most of the ones being sold now are under spring and take away from ground clearance but I saw some on "Trucks" yesterday and today I saw that "jjlaughner" has some on his K5. They sure look a lot less involved, have to be cheaper in price and definitely don't take away from ground clearance.
    Am I missing something??
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: Any thoughts on \"Over spring anti-wrap bars\"???

    BorregoK5 spent a lot of time researching anti-wrap bars.....you might want to PM him, or search for his posts.

    The main thing is that anti-wrap bars have a nasty habit of also being "anti-articulation" bars if they aren't designed properly..... and it's apparently harder than it seems. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Re: Any thoughts on \"Over spring anti-wrap bars\"???

    The Az-kickin bar I have doesn't limit flex at all. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Rene
     
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    Re: Any thoughts on \"Over spring anti-wrap bars\"???

    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Rene
     
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    Re: Any thoughts on \"Over spring anti-wrap bars\"???

    Over the spring bars can work well on stiffer arched springs but do limit articulation as the two sides fight each other, running it on softer flatter springs can actually produce more wrap. Kicker shocks placed in this same position can reduce momentary wrap (like hard shifts produce) and allow articulation but do not eliminate wrap like a hill climb would produce, again better suited toward stiffer arched springs. The central ladder bar style wrap device as Rene is refering to is effective at both.
     
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    Re: Any thoughts on \"Over spring anti-wrap bars\"???

    Thanks for the info. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif That's why I ask...cause I don't know
     
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    Re: Any thoughts on \"Over spring anti-wrap bars\"???

    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I like mine on the stock springs. I think mine work because they are fairly level. Once you start getting the bar pointed down I don't think the same principals work. Once the blazer gets lifted I don't think they will be going back on (at least not right off the bat or in stock form).
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    They did help A LOT with squat at take off and wheel hop under accleraction. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif But these same principals tell me they would inhibit droop and stuff /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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