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Icon5 JD Traction Bars

I'm thining of ordering JD Traction Bars (#5306) Do you think they are worth it?

I dont do much off roading more just playing in the snow in 2wd

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Yes. Buy them!!!!!
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Anyone have pics. Of them mounted on there trucks?
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I LOVE mine!!!



A bracket is mounted on the spring plate using the existing U bolt for securement, another bracket is bolted to the front spring hanger via new drilled holes. A bar goes between both brackets, thus creating less wheel hop and axle/spring 'twist'.

Mine have been on and off and on and off because of lifts, or axle swaps, etc....and i notice a huge difference every time i put them back on. When they are off, I can't even tell if i'm spinning the tires around a corner..they spin so easy. After the install.....sure there's some hop still...but not much. The only hop that's there is because i'm a manual and the torque i'm putting to the rear.



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This is the best pic I have.
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What is the diffrence between bolting the bar to the 1st and 2nd hole on the leaf mount?
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they are great i always forget to get these lol
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But Them Buy Them Buy Them! Damn good bang for the few bucks, and literally only take 20-30 minutes to install (Buy a good drill bit if you dont have one already.. I -think- its a 1/2" hole needed.)



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Hmm i think im going to make a set of these in the shop...i always wanted to buy a set but now i see how easy they would be to make...im going to price every thing out first to see it is worth makeing of just buying.
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What is the diffrence between bolting the bar to the 1st and 2nd hole on the leaf mount plate?
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What is the diffrence between bolting the bar to the 1st and 2nd hole on the leaf mount plate?
Alignment of the bar, I believe.

You'll hear nothing but "yes" about the JD bars, so just get them.
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Buy Them. One of the best 100 dollars I've every spent on my truck.
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I wish I didnt have a flipped rear...other wise I'd be getting them.
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billy....i think we can make something work.....might need to get new squared end u bolts though.




honestly...i dont know what the difference is with the holes. i just mounted them in the holes everyone else does. lol. my 31spline brackets(above is the 28spline brackets) the 31 spline brackets have 3 holes.
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Sorry to make a zombie thread, but has anyone ever cracked a spring hanger near the drilled holes?
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I wish I didnt have a flipped rear...other wise I'd be getting them.

You still can, just cut the axle bracket & weld it on top of the spring pad.

That's what I did, and they work great!
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