I\'ve been playing with different wrap bars ---> I've been toying around will all kinds of wrap bars lately ... over the spring, under the spring, center mounted ladder style torque arms, etc. Each of them has their own benefits and drawbacks. Its been a big topic of conversation lately so I wanted to post some of the results I've been getting. Knowing that a kicker shock wasn't going to eliminate wrap but slow it down, I wanted to try it anyway. I made a spring plate with a shock mount and tied it forward into the ouside spring bolt. It was a rather slick install and did help slow wrap up, it felt best when launching or shifting but didn't do anything for wrap up that wasn't momentary, so I nix'd it. I tried running a solid bar in the same place just for kicks, I already knew what was going to happen so it wasn't a suprise when it exagerated the spring wrap, so I nix'd that too. I had already been playing with short bars located underneath the spring which worked well if only run on one side (both sides tend to compete with each other under full articulation) and had broken several of them at my chinsey pivot that allowed the bar to rotate freely. I decided to try out the ladder style torque arm which mounts centrally on the axle with a shackle at the opposite end. I really liked the center mounted torque arm but it promotes a bit of wheel hop when braking (especially steep descents) and required a lot of exhaust re-routing (I just uncorked it for the test - way loud!)and installation was a big time pain. I decided to return to my side mounted bars after my soft 57's axle locating properties under full articulation came into question on the last trip. I didn't want to have to run both the side bars to locate the axle and the center torque bar... I might as well go 4 link... but thats another story. Anyway, I built a set of trac-bars running forward to both control axle wrap and locate my axles under articulation. I knew what to expect from my shorter version and was hoping that the length of the bars and the resulting arc of travel at the axle end would work out better. The results were stunning. I did loose a little ground clearance which was the downfall but what I gained has made it worth it, again, the desert influence shined through. Not only did it control wrap as good as the torque bar, but it didn't promote as much braking hop (not exactly sure why though, it should have been the same). It also acts as an axle locator and best of all, it eliminated almost all of my anti-squat (that was a suprise). Road manners are great and the truck launches flat now, shifting is great and isn't as pronounced and best of all it was a snap to install. Off raod was an obvious improvement, the bar saw much less stress now that it was longer and articulation was the same. I was able to climb further up a few hills that usually got me bouncing long before I reached the top, now i just dug in at the top. I included some pics so others can take from it what they will. I used a large 1 1/4" bolt at the front end which allows full rotation of the bars and didn't sacrifice strength. I wanted to avoid costly heims or johnny joints and stay bushings.