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Old 04-25-2006, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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front anti-wrap bar ?

Does anyone run an anti-wrap bar on the front axle? Any pics or ideas? I have an 86 Chevy with a Dana 60 Front.
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Old 04-25-2006, 05:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I built one for the front of my mine, just a single bar from the center of the bumper to the top of my axle with a single bend in it to clear my steering and had heims at each end and it stopped the wrap in the front.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think that stock solid axle Toyota's had them.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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theres some decent info on this if you search this wite with google and search on google... this weekend at grayrock i figured out i need a front bar because i have some pretty serious axle wrap up front...after research im going with a triangulated bar with a slip joint as close to the center of the axle as i can get it....facing the back of the truck, this will make the front end squat when on the gas hard...which can be good, and what i need

the single bars pretty much suck
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yeah but they were more for the steering than the wrap..

it just turns out they worked great for wrap control
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Old 04-26-2006, 04:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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On the same note, would an anti wrap leaf (thicker 1/2 leaf) work if installed both sides??

I have the same problem as the axle unloads on a climb i end up with no suspension travel as it extends and then the axle wraps up the springs and the front end hops like mad.

single bar might work, but anthing else is out of the question as space is tight.

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heres a crappy pic of mine. Its a tractor bar mounted above the drivers leaf spring and runs from the front spring mount to the center of the axle.
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I posted a similar topic recently. I'm leaning towards a single link above the leaf like biggin posted.

Cocheese sent me a pic of his ladder bar mounted to the center of his axle, back to a crossmember under his oil pan. It was VERY short.
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I'm using bars like Biggin's - put a bend in the passenger side one to clear the tie-rod.

How I found the exact mounting point: Drew an arc from the planned mounting point at the axle/spring plate to a piece of cardboard fastened near the guestimated rod end location above the spring eye. Used four different length arcs and did this with the frame jacked up to full extension, normal, and the rig pulled down to full compression ( winch to the axle). One of the four arcs intersected at the same point for all three compression settings - this is the mounting end point and with urethane bushings allowing 1/4" of movement I have no binding through the whole range of travel.

Tools: I used a piece of string a little more than 1/2 the spring length. Put 4 knots in it about 3/4" apart towards the end and a loop on the other end. Fastened the loop at the axle end where that rod end would mount and held a pencil at each knot to draw the four arcs.
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the one on the front of my 81 toy
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Here is a pic of mine. Its a little hard to see, but its just a single bar and It stops all the wrap from my front end and dosent bind when flexin
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