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Traction Bars

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by shaun, May 10, 2005.

  1. shaun

    shaun 1/2 ton status

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    So I put my 63's in the rear and now I got some hop. Quite a bit so I was looking at a new shock setup (for articulation not traction) and a set of traction bars. I think I am going to mount the shocks on the top of the axle to shock hoops in the bed (straight up and down through the floors, or on top of the ubolt plates through the floor which do you guys think is better. Also I have the rancho 5012's on thier now is there a longer shock or one of equal length and close quality for a lesser price. Then I was thinking about taking ORD's design for traction bars and using 5/8" rodends instead of bushings would this work?
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    personally, I'd keep the shocks attached to the axle housing, not the spring plate. Nothing wrong with mounting them on the plates, it just puts one more thing in my way if I want to remove a spring pack and I like things simple. Additionally, you'll have less shock/tower sticking through your floor if you mount it to the lower axle housing.

    IMO you should either go to monotubes. Im gonna run the BBCS-15 from polyperformance, they are $99 ea, or just get some gabriels. The $20-30 shocks are all pretty much the same from what I have seen.

    from what I have seen, the "tim bar" / MOO style of traction bar seems to work best with respect to allowing articulation and stopping wrap. You might try a search on trac bars. I did and came up with...

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/Anti_wrap_bar/antiwrapbar.htm

    http://www.jeepaholics.com/tech/bambar/

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125395&page=1&pp=10

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=129241&highlight=traction

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132242&highlight=traction

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131202&page=1&pp=10&highlight=traction

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  3. shaun

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    I did the search and I found all those links I was just curious if I could do the ord idea with heims. Also which is the longest gabriel shock for our application. (eyes on both ends)
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    not sure on the gabriels... someone has some longish ones but I forget who it was. I used to run RS5000s, they are junk. Sooooo stiff. If you want something similar, but softer and longer travel, you might also try DT8000s.

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