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Good news from James Duff!!!!!

Good news guys, just got off the phone with Tom. James Duff is currently doing a production run of 50 trac bars that should be ready by sometime next week.

Instead of 5304/5305 bars the bracketry has been combined for both due to production cost. This means that these bars with fit any 8.8 ranger axle.

Keep checking this thread as I get more information from James Duff....

*Make sure you tell them Rob Smith sent you so they make sure to take care of you...*

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Great news.
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cool....i guess.....
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Now how would traction bars benifit someone like me, a nonlifted 2WD edge? I have thought about getting them in the past (old vehicles) but never got around to really looking into it.
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You should probably say "trac" or "traction" bars since track bars are lateral stabilizers, lol.

But I'm sure everybody know exactly what you meant.
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Yea Rob go back to 1st grade! lol

Wonder if they are going to be the same price
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yay more things to spend my tax return on!
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You should probably say "trac" or "traction" bars since track bars are lateral stabilizers, lol.

But I'm sure everybody know exactly what you meant.

yeah my bad, i wasn't paying attention...good catch
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Now how would traction bars benifit someone like me, a nonlifted 2WD edge? I have thought about getting them in the past (old vehicles) but never got around to really looking into it.
Same question i was pondering.
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will these work on any ranger.....i plan to lift it here in the future....would it be beneficial to have one on my stock ride now???
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doesnt matter if ur lifted or lowered or stock.. tractions bars benifit everyone to some extent.. if ur lifted it helps a lot more.. if ur stock.. a noticable difference.. lowered im not sure.. never delt with that.. just buy them..if i had the money my order would have been in like...last year lol
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is it worth it to get them if you have a rear sway bar?
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Prices??
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prices are the same!

89.00 for a set with all hardware!
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is it worth it to get them if you have a rear sway bar?

yes it is!

think of a trac bar like this...if you understand what sway bars are and how they work, a trac bar is nothing more than that...but instead of controlling side to side body roll and movement, trac bars control the axle movements caused by torque....

here's a rough example of how they work..

THESE ARE NOT HOW JAMES DUFF BARS MOUNT! JD TRAC BARS MOUT OVER TOP OF YOUR SPRINGS! THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE WORKINGS OF A TRAC BAR!

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ill take a set when the ordering is ready to go Rob....might as well get them now and put em on when the earth thaws up here.
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hhhhmmmm very tempting to get a set, any idea how long we have to order, i won't know for sure if i can get some for a week or two
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hhhhmmmm very tempting to get a set, any idea how long we have to order, i won't know for sure if i can get some for a week or two

they should be released for sale sometime next week!
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yes it is!

think of a trac bar like this...if you understand what sway bars are and how they work, a trac bar is nothing more than that...but instead of controlling side to side body roll and movement, trac bars control the axle movements caused by torque....

here's a rough example of how they work..

THESE ARE NOT HOW JAMES DUFF BARS MOUNT! JD TRAC BARS MOUT OVER TOP OF YOUR SPRINGS! THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE WORKINGS OF A TRAC BAR!


awesome thats exactly what i needed... im gonna get a set whenever they are available again
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awesome thats exactly what i needed... im gonna get a set whenever they are available again

should be ready sometime next week! and i doubt that they'll move all 50 sets right away so you should have a couple of weeks to get the money together
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hmmm i wonder if they will still have them available in the summer...
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should be ready sometime next week! and i doubt that they'll move all 50 sets right away so you should have a couple of weeks to get the money together
Will this interfear with my towing heavy loads? If not, sounds good to me.....
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Will this interfear with my towing heavy loads? If not, sounds good to me.....

NO!!! they help! you experience more axle wrap under a load due to the added weight and all traction bars are designed to prevent axle wrap
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NO!!! they help! you experience more axle wrap under a load due to the added weight and all traction bars are designed to prevent axle wrap
Kick A$$, thanks allot! When will we know that these items will be available for purchase? Will you post, or is there a web site?
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