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Old October 31st, 2017, 05:51
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Re: traction bar, when is it worth adding?

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So I changed up the design of mine. I have a flat belly and want to keep it that way. My old traction bar had a shackle but it went through the floor which I wasn’t too fond of. So I made a slip and twist design and the shorter bar is completely adjustable. It’s built like a radius arm. Much more compact without the shackle. Only possible downside would be a hard hit bending it and therefore not allowing it to slip and twist. We will see how it goes
I have seen designs that use a sliding shackle on a cross member that work very well.
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Re: traction bar, when is it worth adding?

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So I changed up the design of mine. I have a flat belly and want to keep it that way. My old traction bar had a shackle but it went through the floor which I wasn’t too fond of. So I made a slip and twist design and the shorter bar is completely adjustable. It’s built like a radius arm. Much more compact without the shackle. Only possible downside would be a hard hit bending it and therefore not allowing it to slip and twist. We will see how it goes
Would you mind posting up some pics of the new arrangement?
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Old October 31st, 2017, 09:12
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Re: traction bar, when is it worth adding?

Don’t have a picture but this is pretty much what it looks like

https://flic.kr/p/ZX8LSh
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