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What tire do you suggest?
Also my rear end seams to axle hop on dirt roads and such when you get on the gas does anyone else have this problem?
Sounds like you need an anti-wrap bar of some sort.
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Sounds like you need an anti-wrap bar of some sort.
Will pinion angle cause axle hop
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No, but leaf springs will.
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What type and how i have 5.5" lift 63" long chevy springs with no blocks and a 2" drop shackle.
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I think he means leaf springs in general.
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What type and how i have 5.5" lift 63" long chevy springs with no blocks and a 2" drop shackle.
Just a characteristic of leaf springs in general.

Build an anti-wrap bar to help prevent the axle wrap.

Connect it at 2 points on the axle (vertically) and at the frame side connect it with a shackle the goes from the front of the anti-wrap bar DOWN to a mount on a crossmember. If the shackle goes up from the bar to the mount it will do the opposite and hurt your geometry.

Read this http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...=anti+wrap+bar

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sweet truck is coming out sweet bro and x2 on the anti wrap bar
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What do you think of somthing like this 034x4 would i need the pins or no? It seams that the tubes would just slide in and out when it starts to wrap without the pins. Should the bars be the same angle/length as the drive shft
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What are those pins for?

I think a setup with a shackle on the front end would be best - that's what I plan on doing when I build mine.

you could make some sort of slip joint using driveshaft parts or 2 sizes of square tubing like in a sq tube driveshaft setup.
I don't see any need to pin them or lock them

the track bar does not need to be the same length or angle of the driveshaft, but i think the longer you make it,
the less it will slip (move foreward and back)

Just go to where your rearmost crossmember is and build a front mount off of that

I'd like to see more pics of the rear leaf setup - shackles and how you moved the front spring hanger (those are chevy lift springs, right?)
and how much lift did you get? I see you got rid of the blocks
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Yup chevy leafs they are 5.5" lift and 2" drop shackles still a lil low to
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The anti-wrap bar should go to the forward mounting point of the leafs and have a shackle going down to a mount and the shackle should generally be close to the length of the shackles on the leafs.

I think a plunging anti-wrap bar would be overly complicated and would have a higher potential of failure (slop causing it to do this /\ and possibly seize)
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There you go, I think that would be the best also.

You could make a pretty cool mount off of that rear truss.

Looking at your rear axle pics it looks like just to the right (pass side) of the rear driveshaft would be the best place
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Either that or i am going on both sides outside of the leaf mounts there is like 8" on each side. Should i just go with one trac bar in the center or two on the outside.
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What are those pins for?

I think a setup with a shackle on the front end would be best - that's what I plan on doing when I build mine.

you could make some sort of slip joint using driveshaft parts or 2 sizes of square tubing like in a sq tube driveshaft setup.
I don't see any need to pin them or lock them
can't do square tubing, the point of the tube inside the tube is so it can rotate and not effect your travel.

then again, apparently spidertrax has a solid anti-wrap bar looking over that thread, no slip, no shackle, only one bar and no 2 into 1... not sure how it works, but it does.
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Yup i saw that to but im going with the shackle looks pretty easy and simple
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I would just go with one in the middle - or as close to it as possible. I havent seen dual track bar setups with the shackle like in your pic. I've seen dual solid bar setups but IMO those limit your travel.

all you need the track bar to do is keep the axle from twisting, but not limit the travel of your rear springs and axle articulation
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Dude, you really got to get some tires on that thing lol. Some 38s would be nice...
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Dude, you really got to get some tires on that thing lol. Some 38s would be nice...
He has 35" xterrains on it now. Look at his other thread.
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=83679
heres the other thread with the new tires
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how are those xterrains doin?
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They do good in mud they clean out pretty well to but i havent had a chance to do anything else with the truck latley the did pretty good in the little snow we had earlier this week i cant wait to test them at the dunes
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I liked them in the sand/dirt more than the mud so they should be good in the dunes
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a i hope they do but its a ranger so it will do good either ways right
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haha yes, and solid axle'd at that. I'm sure you'll be good.
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