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Axle wrap help, what do you run?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by icer97, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. icer97

    icer97 1/2 ton status

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    Just wondering what everyone has done to prevent nasty axle wrap. Ive seen several designed braces to help, what do you run? Are traction bars as good as they advertise to be? I see that Missouri offroad has out a axle wrap reducer.
     
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    well, what kind of suspension do you have? blocks? springs? shackles? traction bars limit articulation...so if your into crawling dont go that route. if its a street truck then by all means get some...
     
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    I have a ff14 bolt, running 8 in suspension. I reclocked the perches and welded blocks. Stock springs and shackles. I wont do much crawling, mostly mud, but want to be able to flex if needed.
     
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    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Using one of the traction bars that has a shackle at the frame end and heims or some type of flexible joint if you solid mount the frame end it will reduce traction remember all you are trying to control is the rotation of the axle not front to back
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    IF by welded blocks, you mean blocks between teh axle and spring, ditch those.

    They exaggerate any axle wrap you migh have.
     
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    as above listed. lift blocks = lots of axle wrap. and lift springs = less wrap but stiffer ride and some loss in flex.
     
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    I built my traction bar the way Blazinzuk is talking about. It takes care of the axle wrap and does not limit flex.

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  8. icer97

    icer97 1/2 ton status

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    I dont have permission to access your pictures :(
     
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    seschev3 1/2 ton status

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    Remember that a picture is worth a 1000 words. So pay up and become a member. The pics on this site will blow your mind and make you think of creative ideas that will repay your membership over and over again.
     
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    icer97 1/2 ton status

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    Ah yes I see now. You were right, well worth the $25.00. :grin:
     

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