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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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thinking of building your own traction bar

this is what i found when i pulled mine off to rework it to fit the new mount from the looks of it, it sees alot of force
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 03:54 PM
 
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Re: thinking of building your own traction bar

are those off of a kick/tracker???? i had to cut the bolts off of mine when i put my kit on
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Re: thinking of building your own traction bar

no these are the bushings off my home built traction bar i used poly leafspring bushings and it deformed them badly just showing how much forse one of these things takes in real life useage
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Re: thinking of building your own traction bar

Is your bar mounted to a flexable front mount or solid? If it's solid you may need to add a shackle or some other moveable link to the front before it tears open your housing. It should be allowed to move front to back. Up and down is all it needs to stop. If your front is moveable then you are putting a lot of torque to your axel and it's a good thing you have it on there or you'd trash springs pretty quick.
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Re: thinking of building your own traction bar

its a flexiable mount using the same type of bushings i mainly poster this because i didnt realise the amount of force these bars take untill now so i figured most other people dont realise it as well
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Re: thinking of building your own traction bar

howdy,
so want does it make you think of the spidertrax design? i ask because i don't know on whitch to get, breeze, spidertrax, or diy.
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Re: thinking of building your own traction bar

I made my own for my LWB. Same design as Sky but I used a Heim joint between the bar and the shackle. Works great no wrap and has the front to back and twisting movement needed....
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