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Old 08-04-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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Bub Built Trac Bar installed .... no more axle wrap

I got around to installing my trac bar today.

With the flexy alcans and the S/C I was always battling axle wrap issues and some slight vibes.

The one piece drive shaft took care of the take off shake, but I always had a driveline vibe at WOT when the pinion would turn up. ..

not anymore.


This is a nice little bolt on design and totally eliminated my issues

The beefy brackets bolts to the diff once you swap out 5 of the studs for the supplied longer ones



the front shackle mount bolts to the cross member directly next to the carrier bearing. I did have to trim the CB mount a bit to ensure enough clearance for the shackle (1/4" or so).



The bar is very stout with 1.20 wall DOM. The shackle mount allows full suspension travel without binding ( including articulation).



It hugs the driveshaft pretty well too. It would actually protect is from damage as well. ( it hangs about 1/4" below the DS.,



Its a pretty straight forward install and I would recommend it for anyone who has soft rear springs and some added power. The also have a weld on version that you can weld mounts to the rear axle housing if you wanted to do it that way,

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Old 08-04-2012, 04:52 PM   #2
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bout time :P
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bout time :P
maybe a new record. I have been moving it around the garage for the past 4 months lol

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understandable. im still slowly gettin the crawl box finished up. Nick did a great job on the shift boots he made for me. i just have a crossmember that needs to get fabbed up
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understandable. im still slowly gettin the crawl box finished up. Nick did a great job on the shift boots he made for me. i just have a crossmember that needs to get fabbed up
Nick does good work. I need to go see him about a headliner for my car...
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i had one on the MonkeyCrawler and it worked great until i was hung up on a rock..tore the bracket from the housing ripping out a few studs along with it. i also twisted a rear axle and busted an output shaft from the tcase..all pretty much at the same time
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Nick does good work. I need to go see him about a headliner for my car...
yeah, i also got the console lid done and he gave me a great price. kinda want to get my arm rests done now
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i had one on the MonkeyCrawler and it worked great until i was hung up on a rock..tore the bracket from the housing ripping out a few studs along with it. i also twisted a rear axle and busted an output shaft from the tcase..all pretty much at the same time
Not gonna lie, I laugh everytime I see you post the name "MokeyCrawler". I get a big smile and giggle to myself. Hehe MonkeyCrawler.

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Looks good!

Keep an eye on it...I stayed away from the Budbuilt for my traction bar because I had worries about tweaking the studs, loosening the nuts, and possibly causing differential leaks/alignment problems.

Re-torque 'em sometime soon and let us know if anything crops up.
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Looks good!

Keep an eye on it...I stayed away from the Budbuilt for my traction bar because I had worries about tweaking the studs, loosening the nuts, and possibly causing differential leaks/alignment problems.

Re-torque 'em sometime soon and let us know if anything crops up.

This is the third budbuilt Bar I have had ( one on my 99, one on the X, and this one)

I had a diff leak on the X, but I did not let the diff drain for very long when swapping the studs.

I learned a few lessons

I let the diff drain over night, and I clean the threads with brake clean before I install. I use liberal loctite and i put a bead of high temp black RTV around the stud before I put in the spacers, then let that dry for the day before I refilled it.

I think I will be ok on this one

Factory spec is 18 ft lb for the nuts.

When it comes time that I really beat on this thing. I will probably make my own weld on mounts and just built a new cross member for the front mount ( I dont use the stock one to mount anything to other than this bar).

but thats further down the road. This should do the trick for now

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