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Old 02-28-2009, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anti-wrap bar, backwards?

I searched.

So, I have a buddy's Ford F350 here. With the exhaust and diesel tank, there is NO way to get a cross member in front.

Anyone one run the wrap bar backwards so that the cross member is behind the axle it's controlling wrap on?
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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since its leaf sprung, i don't see what the problem would be. spring over, or under?
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Guy's run them front or rear in the front, just make sure the geometry is good.
If it's an F350, it likely isn't flexing far anyways, so it shouldn't be too difficult.
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You could also look at doing something like this.

IMHO it's not the best solution, but I can understand how room constraints can force you to make some compromises.
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As you flex the axle moves forward....

if set up in the rear you would be limiting your droop substantially.....
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It will work, all your doing is resiting the force of the axle rotating.
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if set up in the rear you would be limiting your droop substantially.....
not if set up with correct geometry.
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Sure you either have to use a slip, or a long (longer than usual) shackle so It can swing forward with the droop. If the shackle is mounted at the same distance from the axle as the leaf's shackles then I would start with a shackle length equal to the leaf shackle length....

Check 91blaze (iirc) He has been running reverse antiwrap bars in rrock competion for years.
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if set up in the rear you would be limiting your droop substantially.....
Guys have been running them for a long time on the front axle to the trans x-member, it would essentially be the same thing.
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if set up in the rear you would be limiting your droop substantially.....

Sorry, but I hate blanket statements like this. There is a big difference in how a spring moves in its arc of travel depending on its arch at ride hieght. A flat spring will move the axle towards the fixed mount on both compression and droop, an arched spring will move towards the fixed mount when drooping, and away from the fixed mount on compression. As long as the shackle on the wrap bar matches the length of the spring shackle it should have no trouble matching the travel of the axle during its arc of travel.
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