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Old October 22nd, 2017, 06:47
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traction bar, when is it worth adding?

is a traction bar worth adding or not worth adding for any particular tire sizes small or large.

im on 33's now and I am curious of this addition and if it is worth investing in for its traction improvement.

it would be added to a C8.25 29spl and i would need a new or additional modified cross member for mounting.

also are there any cons to this set up?



i appreciate any info

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Old October 22nd, 2017, 07:23
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Re: traction bar, when is it worth adding?

I've never seen the need on any of my XJ's. I have built a couple for other vehicles but it mostly depends on your spring pack. There are no downsides to a properly built one.

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Old October 22nd, 2017, 07:31
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Re: traction bar, when is it worth adding?

I need one, 6" of lift with extended shackles and relocators, the shackles let sooo much movement in the springs now.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 08:47
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Re: traction bar, when is it worth adding?

Are you having an issue with wheel hop or axle wrap?
If not then it really isn't going to help with traction.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 10:10
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Re: traction bar, when is it worth adding?

There are no cons to one. I built one because I broke a driveshaft trying to bump up and over an obstacle. Plus I have pretty worn out leafs and long shackles with relocation brackets
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 11:56
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Re: traction bar, when is it worth adding?

Having twisted a couple leaf packs, I'd never go back to not having one.

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Old October 23rd, 2017, 10:51
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Re: traction bar, when is it worth adding?

It's hard to tell, is that near the diff?
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It's hard to tell, is that near the diff?


Yes. Closer to the center of the diff/axle the better homeslice.


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Old October 24th, 2017, 04:38
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Re: traction bar, when is it worth adding?

I don't know who the hell homeslice is, but thanks for the reply.
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It's hard to tell, is that near the diff?
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Old October 24th, 2017, 12:26
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I don't know who the hell homeslice is, but thanks for the reply.
In the context used you are homeslice.

Homeslice,
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def 1: means good friend or buddy*
def 2: means someone who seems like a little slice of home, thus home slice*
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Re: traction bar, when is it worth adding?

Homeslice went around in '05. The name burnkat conjures up sort of a beatnik/ hipster vibe which suggests you may be familiar with this nomenclature.. haha.. sorry..
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Re: traction bar, when is it worth adding?

Yeah, you couldn't be more wrong. If I had my way they'd all be euthanized in vitro.
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Re: traction bar, when is it worth adding?

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
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Re: traction bar, when is it worth adding?

Traction bar is the only answer. Especially with a manual. All of the torque transfer. Its super fun.



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