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Old 11-22-2009
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James Duff Traction Bars still in production?

Hey,
I am very interested in a set of the James Duff Traction Bars for my 99, I see quite a few members on here have them. I would like to know, if these are even still in production through them? I have read around where people have said otherwise, I'd like to get me a set otherwise something similar.
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get on jamesduff.com or call them and ask
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I still need to install mine. Although I dont know if they will work with a 9" rear end.
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they will work if you get the brackets for them. i have to order different brackets for the explorer axle under my truck
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They have 98+ Ranger #5306 on their site. Do all the 98 and newer ones have the same rear ends as far as bracketry goes?
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I already checked their site, it seems as they still have them advertised on there, but i did read a thread where someone had talked to them and they were unsure about further production. I will have to get them a call during the week sometime, I would like to get my hands on a set of those, they seem pretty sweet
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I already checked their site, it seems as they still have them advertised on there, but i did read a thread where someone had talked to them and they were unsure about further production. I will have to get them a call during the week sometime, I would like to get my hands on a set of those, they seem pretty sweet
Let us know if they have them!
I am thinking about buying a set.

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Let us know if they have them!
I am am thinking about buying a set.
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Yes they still manufacture them. They had a seise of production when they moved out of the PNW to Kentucky. I highly suggest calling them instead of just ordering through the site. GREAT GREAT GREAT group of people there that's VERY knowledgable on their product.

Just make sure you specify which axle you've got. They call the 'big housing' = 31spline. 'small housing' = 28spline.
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Not to sound totally retarded, but don't they attach from the frame rail to the leaf spring perch? What does the axle type change besides the diameter of the axle?
I've always considered getting a pair, just never did.
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Not to sound totally retarded, but don't they attach from the frame rail to the leaf spring perch? What does the axle type change besides the diameter of the axle?
I've always considered getting a pair, just never did.
That end isn't a concern....what is is the end that bolts to the axle itself. Bolts right ontop of the spring plate via the ubolts. There's about a 1/4" difference in both the housing sizes/spline counts.
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