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Icon5 i want traction bars

i have an 01 ranger edge 4x4 4.0 sohc auto 4.10 gears

would like to install some traction bars on my ride. i get some wheel hop on hard take off's when i brake torque it. anyone know of a company that makes some. prefer some under leafspring type instead of over the spring. bolt on preferred or welded to dframe if necessary. above the spring they are going to bend if not square tubing. round tubing will eventually bend like the traction masters on autos are famous for doing.

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above the spring they are going to bend if not square tubing. round tubing will eventually bend like the traction masters on autos are famous for doing.
Why?
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cause square tubing is stronger... thats why they have square suspensions and not round ones.
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Above axle traction bars that go forward from the rear axle (like James Duff bars) are in TENSION when accelerating in a forward gear. There is no force that is acting to bend them. It doesn't matter if it is round or square - the assembly just needs to be strong enough that it does not fracture due to the maximum tensile force applied.
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and for intensive purposes a round tube of similar size and wall thickness is stronger then that of square tube.
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ooo so thats why they make roll cages out of square tubing
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ooo so thats why they make roll cages out of square tubing
who are you quoting?
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who are you quoting?
hes being sarcastic to the original poster about his comment of square tube being stronger then round
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ahhhh i see said the blind man..........
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