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Lets see your Traction bars

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NateInChandler, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. NateInChandler

    NateInChandler 1/2 ton status

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    Hey fellas, im fighting a issue with needing a traction bar with my springer suspension system. post up some pictures of what you have for a traction bar on the rear suspension to get rid of axle wrap.. Thanks.. Nate:D
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Fighting an issue . Just do it . Your truck was all over last time I was behind you . Your u-joints and yokes will love you for it too .
     
  3. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    best thing since sliced bread---Kit from dan at RuffStuff Specialties, 1 3/4 tubing and a HD cartridge joint/RE joint and 3" shackles (again from RuffStuff)

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  4. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Are you trying to use a traction bar to cure an unloading issue with the springer arms when your on the gas?If you are the bar wont help it.

    Dis be my bar

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  5. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    I was going to mention this too, didn't think a traction bar would really do the job,,,

    Ya need to fab up or build something like a quick release setup, pin or something to lock the Springer in the level position while driving on road or to the trails or something, then undo it like some of us to with our swaybars up front :D


    or go full on ghetto and just use some C-clamps ! :eek1: :wink1: :doah: :haha:
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    is it just me or is ( FRIZZLEFRY ) end mount for the frame up side down . all i have seen are bar on top and frame mount on bottom. will this make a diffrence?
     
  7. NateInChandler

    NateInChandler 1/2 ton status

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    not trying to cure the unloading of the springer, trying to get rid of the axle wrap... the unloading of the springer is a problem, but im on my way to making quick releases for it so i can release it when i need more flex or something... the big factor here is that now the truck is soooo light in the rear that it lifts without even barely touching the throttle... i need some weight in the back is what i need..... I like frizzles setup and plan on doing something like that... nate
     
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    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    install a seat back there, and just have Paul ride with you when you go wheelin :eek: :ignore: :doah: :whistle:
     
  9. noahrob

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    Hey Guys,

    Help me out...It looks like there is some type of orbital eye in the forward mount on FRIZZLEFRY setup, but not on SCOOBYDANNN's. I am trying to understand how the traction bar moves when ther eis a lot of articulation, like the wheel being at full stuff...

    Also, I dig that little frame mounted bracket for the front shackle.
     
  10. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Its how ever you have the room to mount it :D Over or under,I think it makes no difference.
     
  11. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    I will take some pics of mine.I made some sweet ones :D
     
  12. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    I have a Johnny Joint on the front of mine.I have seen them both ways with and without.

    That little bracket is all 1/2" cold rolled :pimp:

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    This is the axle end.Those are 3/4" bolts.Im running spring eye bushings with no sleeve :D
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  13. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    Mine is also an "RE" joint

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    That is one HELLA beefy bracket you got there:eek1:

     
  14. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Its all I had to work with :D It even bolts into existing frame holes.

    Chris
     
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    noahrob 1/2 ton status Author

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    DAMN!!! That bracket is BEEF! I dig it. Both of you guys have really cool setups. Where did you get the Johnny Joint, from Ruff Stuff with the kit?
     
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    The "Johnny Joint" actually has the thread attached to is and has a little less misalignment angle to it, and the "RE" joint is just the joint and you wel right to it. I got the RE joint from Polyperformance, but there are a few companies dealing with them now.
     
  17. badger red

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    Frizzlefry--(don't mean to hijack Nate) could you post some photos of your quick release for the Springer suspension?

    thanks

    Jeff
     
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    noahrob 1/2 ton status Author

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    Is anybody running a dual exhaust with a full cross memeber and the axle wrap bar on the side?
     
  19. FRIZZLEFRY

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    I will try and snap a pic tonight :D
     
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    Hey Frizzlefry--still would like to see some photos of your quick release for the Springer suspension

    Jeff
     

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