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will these traction bars fit?

its says there for a 83-97 std./ext cab, 2wd/4wd ranger.
i dont see why they wont work but.maybe someone who knows more give me some input.
http://www.explorerprocomp.com/acc_tractionbars.php
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almost 99.9 percent sure that you would need to modify them a little bit, but at this rate, is that really a big deal?

why would you want traction bars anyway? you have blocks? Ide run without em just to keep any good articulation...
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yeah i have alot of block have the factory than the 3 or 3 1/2 whatever came with my superlift.i got axle rap like a ****.and the *** end of my driveshaft borke last week and i think its form wheel hop and axle rap.there brand new from a guy on off road rangers for like $220 to my door.should i get them gil?
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your buddys weld so why dont you fab. something up
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for $220 i think thats cheap so.and they look good to so.
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They look pretty bad ***. I've NEVER had any problem with articulation with my traction bars, and I only have the JD ones. I'm sure you can make it fit, it's not too much of a difference down there.
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u have the james duff ones which ones? u got a pic?or a pic from there site?and where they for the older style rangers?
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did i tell you i found 4" rear leaf springs for 204.00 each side do you think that is a good price that without shipping
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rodney check ur pms i sent u one
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quite honestly, I would fgure out something different from those stupid blocks. thats whats screwin ya. once you get rid of those blocks its gonna be 5 billion times better. then if you still dont like go with the traction bars...

or buy the traction bars, keep em til you get rid of blocks, if still axle wrappin badly, then put them on, if not sell em to somebody else for how much you bought em for. I wouldnt run traction bars on mine cause it wll ruin any major flex that you could potentially have...
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i dont know how to use the im or i dont have one sorry
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^^^ he sent u a pm message its in ut profile for ranger forums under the button user cp at the top then look at ur messages
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the traction bars i'm talking about is NOTHING like the ones you posted. The ones you posted are pretty heavy duty and looks a lot tougher.

I have a lesser version, that a lot of people here has:





and here's the link: http://www.jamesduff.com/broncoII/tracbar.html

And it does seem like it'll fit your style of ranger

Short Review: I think the traction bars were my BEST investment. Got rid of axle hop and a little quicker off the line.

Again, it's nothing like the ones you posted, but hell, it works for me.

One note: the ones I got, i suggest getting some lithium spray-on grease. If you dont' grease them right, it'll squeak like a ****.. and hard to grease once they're on.... fyi.

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thanks for the input guys im gettin the bars.
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did you look at your old tread yet new pics and seen that flier
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Myself, Coy and a few others have broken Duffbars. They are ' ok ' for an occasional offroading, but if your hardcore or get into a lot of tight areas, I'd look for something stronger.

You might look to different shackles and ditch the blocks as Gildo mentioned. Once the blocks are gone and your on a good mounting point, then go to traction bars or a long-link setup. a local fab shop could mill up something for you a lot cheaper if you took them pictures of what those Traction bars look like.

Its a simple bracket for the frame and an attachment to the axle to keep the axle from rotating..

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