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Axle Wrap & Traction Bar

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tr0gd0r, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Feb 19, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    tr0gd0r

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    I notice that my 99 Tacoma (stock) has some axle wrap at take off. As I understand it, Traction bars are supposed to stop this wrap. Can anyone recommend a traction bar for a stock (no lift) Tacoma or another way to prevent the wrap?
     
  2. Feb 19, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    chris4x4

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    In most cases, an AAL will eliminate the Axel Wrap, but it will lift the rear up. Any trac bar should be able to cure the issue.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    im not sure if anyone even makes a traction bar for a stock tacoma. You can always make one up yourself.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    traction bars are usually pretty expensive..................but you can get a set of helper springs from autozone for around $25, and they will help eliminate the axle wrap.
     
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    tigerfan00

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    i think budbuilt makes one
     
  6. Feb 19, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    yep.....they do carry them, but me thinks they are around $450 or so a set.
     
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    jwiereng

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    If one installed traction bars could one remove a leaf or two and add airbags?
     
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    Alderleet

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    I remember reading on pirate 4x4, and there was a thread about a single-link anti wrap bar.

    Someone basically welded a bracket to their pumpkin, and then attached a mount to the cross brace where the center support bearing sits.

    from there, double heim joints, and voila a top mounted anti wrap bar, that articulates with the rear axle through full motion, and doesn't effect ground clearance.
     
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