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Traction bar kit for the rear @ 70.00

Afternoon to all. I've been surfing jcwhitney.com's site for a while looking @ the suzuki stuff. They've got a traction bar kit for the reat for about 70.00!! They have 2 bar thinggies, I've seen the huge single center frame member thing on other zooks but I am curious if this has any comparison. I'm running spoa and when I get into the sand or start to get kinna bogged down, the rear end does hop a little bit. I don't think it is any major concern, but traction bars would seem like a good idea and I'm not really looking to drop 300 bucks yet (no I'm not cheap, but if it is I'll buy it!) . Any experiences? Thanks

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Re: Traction bar kit for the rear @ 70.00

Darndest thing how a link will influence you..... DOH!
http://www.breezeindustries.com/kit_...m#Traction Bar
Thats the breeze one.
Here is the jcwhitney ones:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/product.jht...=81122&BQ=jcw2

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OMG whitneys looks WHIMPY compared to Breeze! it looks like all they did was take one of those Hydro thingys from like a storm door and made it so you can bolt it up to the zuk! hahahaha that made no sense... but at least i know what im talkin about!

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Re: Traction bar kit for the rear @ 70.00

Well I looked at them and was Not too impressed, a ladder bar set-up will be more positive on keeping the pinion angle
at the optimum position. There is a site http://www.outdoorwire.com/4x4/jeep that goes into some detail on this. It is listed under the tech, suspension section, under axle wrap. (I think) it explains the differnt types. I use a ladder bar and am quite happy with it.

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Re: Traction bar kit for the rear @ 70.00

I run traction bars just like the ones in JC. I fabbed them myself. They work great, UNTIL you put in a maximum flex suspension. I ran my bars for three years with just a basic spring over with no problems or spring wrap. Them I put on cj springs and the M/L. I had travel. Where the bars mount are above the spring hanger. The metal is fairly thin there. I started tearing the metal loose in this location. This was all from to much articulation. So if you have a basic SPOA I would try them out.

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The JCW style bars have a pivot joint on top of the mounting point above the spring, and also at the frame mount. They cannot positively keep the axle from rolling, although they may help a little. The Breexe track bar locks your rear axle under load, and will not let it rotate, yet it will articulate in the "X", "Y", and "Z" directions,and will not limit your flex.

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Does that look like a perfect pan-hard rig or what?

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Re: Traction bar kit for the rear @ 70.00

You can buy a 30" Competition Engineering Panhard Bar from Summit Racing for only $73.95. Comes with the rod ends and brackets. All you have to do is weld it in and you can save yourseld a lot of money. Sorry about the fuzzy picture. I think the catalog moved when I was scanning it.

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