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Unread 05-10-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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Rear Traction/anti-wrap Bar

I have been having really bad axle wrap since ive gotten my soa completed and just broke my tom woods driveshaft. So my question is what is a good rear traction/anti wrap bar that will help with axle wrap and not limit my flexibility. I know they are out there just want to purchase a good one for a good price. Ty for you help!

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Unread 05-10-2011, 10:37 AM   #2
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MORE, Sam's Offroad, home built, they pretty much all work the same. Google "Bam Bar", that's about the only one that's different.

That's too bad about the driveshaft, that's an expensive lesson to learn.
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Unread 05-11-2011, 07:36 AM   #3
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That's too bad about the driveshaft, that's an expensive lesson to learn.
i called tom woods and they are going to fix the driveshaft for free, so i got lucky with that. and ty for input.
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Unread 05-11-2011, 09:52 AM   #4
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As an option to lessen the chances of bind, you can install two (upper & lower) johnny joints at the shackle end, instead of just the typical one.
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Unread 05-11-2011, 12:27 PM   #5
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im about to swap in another axle into my yj thats SOA. I've never had much of an issue with axle wrap though. But check out anti wrap spring perches. Its a bigger surface for the leaf to sit on and i guess prevents axle wrap.
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im about to swap in another axle into my yj thats SOA. I've never had much of an issue with axle wrap though. But check out anti wrap spring perches. Its a bigger surface for the leaf to sit on and i guess prevents axle wrap.
Usually these are a 7" long perch and reportedly not enough to prevent wrap from those who have tried them by themselves. I'm making my own traction bar right now and am only in it for about $60 bucks in steel and other parts. Tons of threads on here and elsewhere on how to do your own if one is interested in saving $$$ and having the satisfaction of building it themselves.







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Unread 05-11-2011, 03:12 PM   #7
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I have the "anti wrap" perches, and when my traction bar mount busted at the skid,,,,, well let's just say they're not so "anti wrap".
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Unread 05-11-2011, 07:55 PM   #8
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I ran the "anti wrap" spring perches with RE spring over springs, Which again are suspose to take care of spring wrap. I still had severe spring wrap.
I can not tell you how many driveshafts I destroyed.
My traction bar started life as a MORE bar.
When I lengthened my wheel base I tried to lengthen the traction bar, it did not work out.
So mine uses the mounts and shackle from MORE.
Over the winter I also added a high misalignmet hiem instead of the flex joint at the shackle end. I am really happy with the results.
This is the heim.
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/QA1-Hi...ims,45403.html
If I was to do it all over again I would either make my own mounts or by ruffstuffs kit.
You do not need to use DOM for the bars.
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has anyone tried the bam bar thinking bout building one? I'm wondering if I can drill and tap it to housing instead of welding to the cast? Looks like to me most of your force will be pushing up so I would think bolts would hold it?
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I have the MORE traction bar and I am very pleased with the work. Noticed a difference as soon as I drove out of the garage with out even getting on it.

I have the 7" long perches and they don't do anything when you get on it.

Here's the MORE traction bar installed on my 8.8

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has anyone tried the bam bar thinking bout building one? I'm wondering if I can drill and tap it to housing instead of welding to the cast? Looks like to me most of your force will be pushing up so I would think bolts would hold it?
I looked at building a bam bar.
It has been a while, but it seemed to me like I did not have enough room above the diff. for it.
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I have the MORE traction bar and I am very pleased with the work. Noticed a difference as soon as I drove out of the garage with out even getting on it.

I have the 7" long perches and they don't do anything when you get on it.

Here's the MORE traction bar installed on my 8.8

Shouldnt the shackle be going the other way (traction bar on top)?
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