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Old 11-25-2007
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do they effect articulation at all?
i would like to minimize wheel hop but not at the expense of articulation lol

yes they will limit articulation put a heim on each end and it will be minimal
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yes they will limit articulation put a heim on each end and it will be minimal
thanks, i'll look into that once i get the resources/facilities to do it.
how would you do the heim on the part that attaches to the bracket/frame?




funny story, off topic kinda
i know a guy who has a YJ, 6.0L Vortec, leaf sprung, 37s yada yada
he entered a burnout contest... new definition of wheel hop
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thanks, i'll look into that once i get the resources/facilities to do it.


funny story, off topic kinda
i know a guy who has a YJ, 6.0L Vortec, leaf sprung, 37s yada yada

he entered a burnout contest... new definition of wheel hop

dana 30 and dana35 right?
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hahahaha

D60/14bolt
i never saw him break anything, idk how with the way he wheeled, mucho skinny pedal

i LOVED his jeep, ford, chevy,custom...thing... 37x1450 toyos on 15x8" steelies
he went up stuff he shouldn't have been able to...

http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n...t=P4010705.flv it was better in person
(btw he had cheapy shatty H1 wheels and tires that weren't balanced)
anyways, back to the thread at hand...
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How and where would you add a heim joint?
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you'd have to make a new front bracket, on the axle you could prob get away with bolting the heim in between 2 mounts instead of just having one, so far i haven't found a place that i can hang a tire since i installed them, but your truck obviously has a bit more flex than mine

before traction bars:


after traction bars (terrain limited):


it'll keep goin but the stream bank eroded a bit in the time between those 2 pics
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Damn I need to get off my butt and install mine
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I just ordered mine yesterday.
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I'm not too worried about them being on the wrong side. I'm using them to prevent wheel hop and spinning. Not for big articulation like you knuckle draggers.

Having driven for a few days now.. I like them. Been supprised actually. In the wet I can never get into the throttle hard enough to get past the skip shift.. and into the 1-2 shift w/o spinning. I still can't go WOT in the rain. But I can definately go deeper into the throttle.

Also when accelerating off the line kinda hard, I no longer have that bumpy feel as the rear end and springs flexed. Now it just goes fwd.

So far I think this is a very good bang for the buck. Pretty easy intall too. Only took me about two hours just being lazy at it.

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whats knuckle draggers mean? lol

i wish i got a pic of it, i saw a huy try a rock face, get pointed up in the air and the axle got pushed forwards... made the leafs into an S shape haha

try putting it in 4x4 and you should be able to punch it off the line lol
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help in daily driving situations? my ranger tends to spin alot even on dry pavement
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Why bump a 2+ year old thread when there's never been a disappointed buyer for the bars. Do you drive around dumping the clutch everywhere? The bars help prevent axle wrap. It makes both tires evenly planted to the ground. It makes the tires hook up and help get rid of unintended tire spin.
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I need to order mine. Oh nice write up BTW
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Damn I need to get off my butt and install mine
I still need to install mine!!!! DAMN!!! BEEN 2 YEARS!!
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Just go ahead and sell them to me
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ill be gettin mine soooon
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Just put mine on this weekend, Awesome!!! Best $$ investment so far. Definitely less wheel hop.

Took me about 4 hrs, took my time and did some cleaning underneath as well.

Just follow the instructions closely and yur fine.
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I have been looking into these too. Its nice too see that even after a few years people are still very happy with them. These have been on my list for a while> I need to just shut up and buy some
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thanks for the opinions...most of the reviews i seen on this i thought more geared towards off road use ( my truck is just strictly street driven) and not too keen on using lakewood traction bars. ( look hackerage to me) def sounds like $100 well spent
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i need to buy these too. bad.
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how easy is it to install these?
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how easy is it to install these?
You drill three holes and bolt it all in. Installation difficulty of 2 on a scale of 1-10.
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these are still on my list to buy
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