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axle wrap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by T r a i l r i g, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. T r a i l r i g

    T r a i l r i g Registered Member

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    i have a K5 with 107" WB stock leaves (minus the leaf under the main leaf) in rear with a flip\ 42 iroks. i bent my second main leaf and i was wondering what you all have done to try and eliminate axle wrap with leaves, i plan on running a lot more rocks and need to get this under control, i plan on sticking the leaf back in and pulling one of the shorter ones out to stiffen up the main leaf a little,


    as far as traction bar goes i want to build one but i have seen them make vehicles bounce and break more dtuff than without...i know design has a lot to do with it but seems like everything i read they say you are going to get hop or spring wrap no matter what.:mad:
     
  2. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Here is mine. No 'bounce', no wrap, and no problems with flex or ride quality.

    [​IMG]

    Rene
     
  4. T r a i l r i g

    T r a i l r i g Registered Member

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    hey trusty how long is you upper link on your traction bar?
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Driveshaft is about 42", so that upper link has to be ~54" or so.

    Rene
     
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    seschev3 1/2 ton status

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