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Traction Bar Pictures?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by OffRoader93, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. OffRoader93

    OffRoader93 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering if anyone could post some pictures of their traction bars. Any help would be great. Thanks.

    Brenton
     
  2. k51989

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    [​IMG]I built this.
     
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    Tim,

    Just the other day I was wondering how the "TimBar" has held up and if it has restricted wheel trravel or articulation? And was it worth it?

    And what is the chain for?
     
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    Thats a very interesting idea. I like it alot, its well designed. Is the other end attached to the frame with a shackle? That would work really well I would think.
     
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    I really like that setup, didnt azkickin make that? Too bad they packed it in, when I do my 14ff install, I woulda prob put that in, I know im gettin some axle wrap w/ that 496 lol.
     
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    where can i get one and how much.
     
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    As far as I know they aren't being made anymore. Mine was the proto-type, a second was installed on a hardcore Bronco and I am pretty sure Bill built one for his K5. It was being made by Az-Kickin, but they closed up shop last I heard...which is a damn shame.

    Pricing was somewhere north of $800 though. What a lot of people didn't realize was that each and every part was CNC or manually machined. The bars are .375" wall DOM, the end lugs that are threaded into the bars are some high end aircraft stainless (looks as shiny as the day it got to my door and those parts are unpainted.)

    Anyways, it got really old having to defend the product all the time. Suffice it to say quality is unmatched as is material selection...it was just more money than most people were willing spend on an anti-wrap bar. It works better than we hoped at the time, kills axle wrap dead and does not inhibit suspension flex at all.

    Rene
     
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    i always liked them AZ traction bars, great design, great materials and all that jazz, they just cost to much. If I'm gonna spend over $800 on my rear suspension, it had better end up 'linked. ;)

    j
     
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    I miss AZ kickin. :( Hopefully they will open up shop again soon.
     
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    So far I have been very happy with it. I pulled a sled estimated at 40,000 lbs with my truck and felt zero wheel hop at all. I have not been able to get it to reduce suspension travel or articulation with it as well in recent tests.

    April is when I'll test it for sure, burning all four tires on the muddy rocks of Tellico at ECBB.

    It pivots all four directions the way it is designed. The strap steel you can see in the upper part of the picture goes to a crossmember. The strap steel is a "horizontal shackle" that allows it to pivot straight up and down, and the left/right motion obviously comes from the bushings on top of the axle that you can see in the picture.

    The centersection of the axle doesn't really move forward or backward, only up and down, and really not all that much (8-12" max in my case) so I can't really see it being an issue.

    I will have more testimony when I really thrash on it and find out exactly how well it works but thus far it seems to be great.

    It's kinda funny killing all of your rear axlewrap. It's only then that you can feel the front do it to a certain degree, too. :grin: :grin:

    The chain is holding my truck to the trailer. It was loaded up to go to the Indy Jamboree. Unfortuantely I tore a trailer tire on my way out of the yard so I didn't make it. It was then that I learned that my trailer spare wouldn't fit my trailer. Lesson learned that weekend....
     
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    Here is our newest innovation in traction control, dubbed the "Wrap Zapper". More info is available on our website http://www.mo-offroad.com

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    Yes AZ-Kickin is closed, however I still have one of these "anti wrap systems" setting on the shelf. If someone is really serious about one drop me a line. I was going to wait untill I built a pickup to use it myself but that may never happen. The price is $750 plus shipping and it is heavy.
     
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    heres mine kinda like tims but my springs were already bent up before i put it in. works good so far.
     
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    i've seen this setup in person. to say its top notch would be an understatement. i recently met Steve at the SEMA Spring Expo, and spoke with him briefly about the system. the guys at M.O.O. definitely know whats up.
     
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    I have been thinking more and more about gettnig some type of traction bar, everytime I do burnouts it hops like crazy. However, I have to agree with you. Ill just get my 4 link on!
     
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    Anti wrap bar without shackle

    Anti wrap bar without shackle, works great!!

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    Forget it> I've been stupid again
     

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