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Old 01-03-2013, 07:40 AM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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traction bar help please

Ok so i searched the foram for this and couldnt find it so sorry if this was answered already. i got a really dumb question i made my self some adjustable traction bars and i dont want them to rattle so i figured i would tighten them. do i tighten them so it pulls the ends togather or pushes them apart. hopefully you guys no what im talking about. Thanks Mark
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:50 AM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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Personally i think if it were me, i would tighten them so it just slightly pulls the ends together. You wouldnt want to crank them together very tight tho, just a little snug is all.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:52 AM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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how do they attach to the axle? i think it would make a difference. cuz if they are attached on the bottom and you shorten the bar it will roll your axle back if you lengthen the bar it will roll the axle forward. that's if its on the bottom. idk lol just rambling
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:54 AM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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or do i have no clue what i'm talking about? haha
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:55 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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Its attached to the bottom of the U bolts
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:58 AM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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and my buddy tightened them and he pulled a goosneck a couple hundred miles and they were loose so was wondering what way was right?
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:06 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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Do you have jam nuts to keep the ends tight? I have jam nuts on all my stuff and they have never come loose, also is one end right hand thread and the other left hand thread or are they both right hand thread? If one of left and the other is right thread it will loosen itself very easily if there are no jam nuts. Post some picks of your setup please!
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:13 AM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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I have left hand on one end and right hand on the other with a jam nut on just one end. i will try get some pics up ASAP
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:17 AM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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I could be wrong, because I honestly never really thought about it enough, but I would think it really wouldn't matter too much. The whole point of them is to stop rolling, and whether it's pulling or pushing, it will stop the roll (in my mind anyways).
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:30 AM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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Why don't trucks come stock with traction bars? What's the purpose of axel wrap? Rather than having straight driveshaft?


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