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Old 12-15-2011, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Traction bar fabrication

Hey guys I'm looking at building some traction bars for my bronco and I'm looking for ideas
Maybe some of you have fabricated your own set so I would appreciate any help I have just put in a dana 60 up front sas conversion with a rear sterling10.5 I was told I would be needing them so I'm going to build a set soon ill post pix of my build but for now thanx

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Old 12-16-2011, 12:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My brain hurts.

You did all of that but you cannot figure out a traction bar?

There actually isn't a lot of information if you search. I searched and searched for ever before I got the one I run. I got the "kit" from ruffstuff.

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Old 12-18-2011, 06:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm looking for something that I can get ideas not for something that I can just buy and bolt down I like to get my hands dirty and ill be able to say I built it lol
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My brain hurts.

You did all of that but you cannot figure out a traction bar?

There actually isn't a lot of information if you search. I searched and searched for ever before I got the one I run. I got the "kit" from ruffstuff.

This is a good setup. Mine is very similar.



To the original poster you only need one traction bar. Put it as close to center as possible and make sure the top mount is threaded, that way it still can articulate with joint tightening/ loosening and the shackle allows for suspension movements up and down.
I used 1/4 wall Dom tube with a ballistic 1.25 threaded joint and two weld on bushings at the diff.

Another cool idea is this!!
http://www.jeepaholics.com/tech/bambar/
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This is a good setup. Mine is very similar.



To the original poster you only need one traction bar. Put it as close to center as possible and make sure the top mount is threaded, that way it still can articulate with joint tightening/ loosening and the shackle allows for suspension movements up and down.
I used 1/4 wall Dom tube with a ballistic 1.25 threaded joint and two weld on bushings at the diff.

Another cool idea is this!!
http://www.jeepaholics.com/tech/bambar/
the bambar will work... granted you arent putting down 600+ ft/lbs to the rear wheels..

i like dieselboy's anti wrap bar because it also serves as some protection to the rear DS
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This is a good setup. Mine is very similar.



To the original poster you only need one traction bar. Put it as close to center as possible and make sure the top mount is threaded, that way it still can articulate with joint tightening/ loosening and the shackle allows for suspension movements up and down.
I used 1/4 wall Dom tube with a ballistic 1.25 threaded joint and two weld on bushings at the diff.

Another cool idea is this!!
http://www.jeepaholics.com/tech/bambar/
Man that version on the jeep waaay over complicated. Must have been designed by a german.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I dont see how that jeep one wont bind.

Looks like on leaf springs it would unless the shackle is the same length as the front of the leafs.
In my eys as the suspension travels it would want to follow the arch of the shackle. Imo that doesn't match the leafs. Its ok if you have no travel.
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Here's some pictures of my Dad's setup





Weak area in the design exposed



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WFO sells a kit too that it close to the RS version, but is a bit different with an extra hem joint. It also has a cross brace in part that welds to the axle.

some pic's from there webpage. Buy / Build. having ideas help
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