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My new truss/traction bar

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Ever since I got the Stak in I have had some CRAZY axle wrap. So I decided to build a truss and tracion bar to control it all.
    To build the truss I used some 3"x3/8" flat and cut/bent it to my liking. Then I plated both sides with some 16g sheet.
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    Then made some plate to tie it into the pinion support.
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    I then started the mick up of the bushings. The bushings are from DIY4X and the tabs are made out of some 3/8" plate.
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    Heres the actual traction bar I came up with. The twist/slip parts are made out of some 2"x.25"wall DOM then a piece of 1.5"x.25"wall DOM and turned it down for a nice smooth slip. The 1.5" tube goes 12" into each side for more support.
    The main bars are made out of 1.75"x.120" HREW with some 1"x.120" Square braces.

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    It seems to work good, I can jack the whole truck up with the pinion and the springs dont even budge.

    I wish I had my steering done so I could go try it out!!
     
  2. 454k30

    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Cool design, nice homebrew execution. I like that square driveshaft too.
     
  3. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    Very nice, how do you like the square-tube driveshafts? i've been thinking about making some for my truck
     
  4. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks guys, I love the square driveshafts just have to make sure there is zero bind in them. Takes a little while to get that just right but they work flawless.
     
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    these would work too good onthe street right? (driveshafts) lol sorry kinda noobish question
     
  6. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Nah I wouldnt run one on a dd. They do vibe some. I cant really notice mine but with 4psi tires and a soft suspension I cant really feel much:D I have had my rig up to around 50 mph and its a smooth ride.
     
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    looks good man keep up the good work.
     

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