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Old 02-02-2007
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all 3 duff traction bars discontinued

I had been waiting for the classic traction bars to arrive since before xmas. I just called james duff and they told me that the classics aswell as the large and small housing have all been discontinued ... I'm soooooo incredably disapointed i could just about cry . I'm been waiting over a year to get a set and now its just not even possible.

So if you wanted duff traction bars , sorry , your SOL.
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great, that was my next purchase too.
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dang that sucks.....o well...
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mine will be for sale in a year or so...
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I thought they were a popular item. Did they say why they discontinued them.
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That sucks what other Traction bars are out there for Rangers?
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Didn't RCD develop a set of bars? I wasnt sure if they ever went to market.
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I know Lakewood makes traction bars for the Rangers but I dont know how good they are.
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Didn't RCD develop a set of bars? I wasnt sure if they ever went to market.


$$$$$$$$$

but it pays to play..

make some..thats what ill be doing..or something in those lines (:
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I have the RCD bars and if there is enough interest in them i will try to make a few sets of them...

Then again, it will be a little pricier than the james duff $80 ones
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i forgot what they looked like too lol..

werent they a few hundred from RCD?
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I asked why and said they seem like a pupular item. they said they are not popular at all.


Hey alon you should make duff style bars !

I personaly am not intersted in any kind of traction bar that doesn't mount above the leafs . if the bars go under I'm sure to smash them up on a rock one day.
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James duff recently moved their shops to Tennesse from Squim Wa. I think they may have been bought out by another company and that is why some parts may not be continued. It may be possible to get some made if a group buy were to be done.
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the only duff bar they still have is 5302 for the bronco ... that one won't work will it ?
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I have the RCD bars and if there is enough interest in them i will try to make a few sets of them...

Then again, it will be a little pricier than the james duff $80 ones
I would be intersted in some for my 1999 ranger
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damn that sucks, im glad i got mine when i did.
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Procomp makes some, they aint cheap like the duff ones though!

http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...fd95d626fae529
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I asked why and said they seem like a pupular item. they said they are not popular at all.


Hey alon you should make duff style bars !

I personaly am not intersted in any kind of traction bar that doesn't mount above the leafs . if the bars go under I'm sure to smash them up on a rock one day.
i have some traction bars under the leafs and they dont touch anything at all and i have been through some pretty rought stuff with her
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Warrior Products makes some, they call them TorqueBarz.
http://www.warriorproducts.com/catalog/catalog.php
No experience with them, no idea what they cost, but definately worth looking into I think!
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I know Lakewood makes traction bars for the Rangers but I dont know how good they are.
I have lakewoods on my truck.. Their for ' street ' setups and they would take away clearence on an off-road application.
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i wonder if anyone could copy the duff bar design and sell them themselves
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that looks like a very simple design..i dont see why i couldnt make some..

ive got access to metal brakes, steel, and all the other misc tools to cut all that crap..
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I have a dozen of the brackets that mount to the u-bolts. that is the hardest part of the system to recreate.
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I have lakewoods on my truck.. Their for ' street ' setups and they would take away clearence on an off-road application.
Dang couldnt you just lie to me! lol that sucks I wanted to get some traction bars but not for 300 bucks
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