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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2001, 02:28 PM
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Trac Bar attempt

This is my Oilburner/CSR traction bar knockoff. Thanks guys. I am going to test it out this weekend.


That is a rear of the axle view. The Ubolts are slighly tacked to the axle to prevent movement. I can still unbolt the front bracket to remove it from the axle though.



This is the frame mount setup; welded to the frame, with the Tbar on the top of the shackle.




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Very, very nice. Good job!

Now on to home-grown rear disc brakes!

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I really like your set up. The attatchment to the axle, is that a shackle too? Id like to see some more pictures of that. The shakle up front, in which direction is it moving? How did you mount it, just the bolts on the bracing bar and then it can move foward and back? Thanks, looks like a good solution.

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I would watch the U-bolts carefully. I suspect that you will tweak them up.. Otherwise it looks good.

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>>Now on to home grown rear disks....

TTough has a bolt on setup that uses subaru disks w/ the ebrake on the caliper. & it also makes your rear axle a free floater using stock hubs etc.. >700 bucks though. But by the time you add in the spidertrax ebrake foo (In my opinion)to the disk conversion, TTough is comparable with free floater tAboot. of course.. I'd rather make it. But if I am going to throw 700 bucks at my rear axle- it'd be a toy or d44 & still get change back.

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Lookin' Good! Your traction bar and Tim's bar make mine look kinda plain.... guess I'll have to build another one![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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>>really like your set up. The attatchment to the axle, is that a shackle too? >>Id like to see some more pictures of that. The shakle up front, in which >> irection is it moving? How did you mount it, just the bolts on the bracing >>bar and then it can move foward and back? Thanks, looks like a good solution.

The axle mount I made from steel plate. I wanted to keep my ground clearance. I made the two side pieces according to the height and lowest point I wanted & cut the axle curve. I then welded a cross brace. I also welded muffler clamps on the side at a slightly different angle to better fit more of the axle curve. The pipe is 1.5 inch and the bushings are ford shackle. I have a line of white paint going across my ubolts and the axle tube to monitor movement. If this works out - I'll pull the Ubolts and weld it to the axle tube. The shackle is frame mounted and the front of the Tbar is on top. It is leaning slightly rearward as too far forward & I am into the Tcase.

This is all Oilburner & CSR design- I just pulled some stuff out of the scrap pile and started grinding. The hardest part was badgering these two guys for MORE pics and to fax diagrams :>


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Re: Trac Bar attempt

I'm not suggesting you to spend moola for discs. You are not the "Buy it" type. That's why I suggested the home-grown version. All you need to do is scrape up an SJ410 e-brake assembly. The only costs I incurred were a few washers and bolts, and a proportioning valve.

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Sorry, Tim -
JC would scrape that t-case mounted drum appendage off in about 15 seconds, the way he 'wheels [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
Another buddy of ours trashed the disc e-brake thingy, too.

JC -- have you raised your l.r. tire as far as it'll go up? That body reinforcing piece looks kinda close to the top of the ladder bar in the shot where you can see the shackle good... Of course, even if it touched it, you Know which one would give [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]





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I run the Tim Porter's skid plate. With a lil' modification and welding it give great protection of the drum e-brake. I've slid it over quite a few rocks and so far so good.

Running the disc e-brake without rock protection is a waste of good money.

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