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Traction Bar Idea

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, Dec 29, 2002.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    I got a idea for a tracion bar that has a shock in it so that when the suspension goen down the shock can compress and when you flex it can rotate better then a 4link end but I cant figure out how to post a picture of what I drew in PAINT.
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Re: Traction Bare Idea

    If it's what I'm thinking, Rancho already has that covered, can't recall what they called it. The shock hooked up to a bracket on the leaf spring plate, shock faced towards the front.
     
  3. tRustyK5

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    Re: Traction Bare Idea

    Kicker shock wasn't it?

    Rene
     
  4. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Re: Traction Bare Idea

    Wait, I think it was called a kicker shock.
     
  5. Emmettology 101

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    Re: Traction Bare Idea

    If you e-mail me I can post it. It does sound a little like a Kicker Shock...
     
  6. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Here is the pic Nick(Chevy 4wd) sent me of his idea:

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  7. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I think I would crunch something like that. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    A pair of Rancho kicker shocks will get you a similar function, and they mount above the leaf springs, out of harms way. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif They don't have a pic of them installed, but the kit can be seen here: http://www.gorancho.com/products/specialty_2.stm#Kicker
     
  9. SAVAGE1

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    I like CCRider's setup:

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  10. CHEVY 4WD

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    What kind of shocks are on that truck?
     
  11. CCRider

    CCRider 1/2 ton status

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    Bilstein 7100's 14" travel , [​IMG] /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif...............CC
     
  12. ntsqd

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    What valving did you have put in that kicker damper ? I'm thinking something like the ~360/85 stack put in upside down would be about right.
     

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