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Duffs are on finally

Had them sitting in the garage for a few days and finally remember to charge my drill and had some time to get them on. Does drive a bit different. The rear end is definetly tighter.




Overall for the money you can't beat it.
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i love my duff bars, they are worth the money.
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When i saw duff, i though of the Simpsons beer.
What exactly do those do? i've never heard of them actually.
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Traction Bars. From the Duff Website:

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Our traction bars help prevent spring wrap-up and wheel hop while giving you added traction for hill climbing and rough terrain. They help eliminate shackle and driveshaft damage that can occur during sudden stops and reduce the chance of broken springs due to rough terrain or heavy loads.
http://www.jamesduff.com/broncoII/tracbar.html

Personally I have them on my 07 because the truck just doesn't hop around as much when the gas tank is empty and the rear is really light.
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sweet. now i want some
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Thats the one thing I hate about Rangers. Or trucks in general actually lol. Hit those "washboards" in the road and your heart kinda skips a beat.
I was tryin to be a bada** and was driving around with traction control off doin 60 mph and hit some washbaords... AHH! I was driving at a 45* angle for a few long seconds before I realized I wasnt in my mustang and it wasnt gonna snap back strait without assistance. I just let off the gas and she straitened out.
Those would fix that right?
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^^^ No, traction control or letting off the gas like everyone else should do it though :)
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O ic. So when im doin a burnout, those would stop the tire hop? Makes you look stupid when the tires start jumpin around...
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cool man. Ive had mine for so long that I always forget they're even on there. I got mine when I first got my truck before I even really drove it much so I didn't even notice a difference driving lol
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How would these traction bars help a stock suspension FX4? I think it would be a good mod since I pull a trailer every once and a while and do some offroading around the farm. Do they just make the rear end stiffer? For only 100 bucks not too bad.
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I want some.
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O ic. So when im doin a burnout, those would stop the tire hop? Makes you look stupid when the tires start jumpin around...
Correct. Keeps the tires planted. Helps with wheel hop and around town when you hit pot holes and junk.

I should probably get some.

Do they make them for 31-spline axles?
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Correct. Keeps the tires planted. Helps with wheel hop and around town when you hit pot holes and junk.

I should probably get some.

Do they make them for 31-spline axles?
wouldnt make any difference would it?
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wouldnt make any difference would it?
The axle tubes are thicker on them. And to answer the question, when you buy them they come with mounts for the 28 spline as well as 31 spline axle tubes
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Thanks, good to know

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wouldnt make any difference would it?
Lol noob
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The axle tubes are thicker on them. And to answer the question, when you buy them they come with mounts for the 28 spline as well as 31 spline axle tubes
ah makes sense

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Thanks, good to know

Lol noob
Lol noob you can see the second set of brackets in the pic.
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Get them
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Lol noob you can see the second set of brackets in the pic.
Touche sir

You are a worthy adversary lol
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Touche sir

You are a worthy adversary lol
What i thought of when you said that:
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HAHAHAHA

IT'S ONLY A FLESH WOUND
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