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how does this work? 2" traction bar lift on ebay...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by broncoman6524, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. broncoman6524

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    beats the hell out of me. those don't even look like traction bars to me.
     
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    has to wrap before it starts to work. Good luck flexy with it...

    standard anti-wrap bars are a much better idea.
     
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    im not thinkin about buyin them i just wanna know...where would they get installed? the frame and axle and when the axle twists rather that twisting down it pushes down on the ground?
     
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    i believe you put the top part through the leaf springs (similar to a clamp), and the bottom part is like a 2" block (between the leaf springs and axle perch), thats how you get the 2" lift. make sense? it would help with wrap, but the traditional trac bars would be much better
     
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    Would mount between the spring perch and spring (2" lift part) then the springs go between the two pins. they are adjustable for the number of springs in the pack and the amount of wrap or load you want prior to the bar loading, causing it to press downward on the axle giving more traction


    I guess MuddyBuddy beat me to it. Yeah, what he said.
     
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    they are blocks. often called "traction lifts". They install between the springs and axle. When the axle wraps, the added parts catch on the springs and prevent them from wrapping any further.

    When an axle wraps, it basically spins around its center(axleshafts), and distorts leaf springs in sort of a ~ shape. Thats what the traction lifts count on.

    However, they have to start wrapping to prevent wrapping...
     
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    they would mount similar to this...
    (crap i cant get an image to work, well basically what everyone else said, sry)
     

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