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Old October 12th, 2008, 04:19 PM   #81
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i do not have a trac bar on the front of mine, however i should put one on it. I still get alot of side to side movement in the axle while turning. But i do not drive it on the street so its fine as is
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Old October 12th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #82
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why isnt there one in the rear?
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Old October 12th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #83
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a trac bar??
your rear axle doesn't have steering components so the leaf springs hold it in place just fine.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #84
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i see. so if you had 4wheel steering, which i have seen on some crawler/buggies, is a trac bar necessary in the rear, or is it not that big of a deal?

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Old October 12th, 2008, 07:58 PM   #85
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my b2 came stock with a dana 35 also and i got a 90
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Old October 12th, 2008, 08:14 PM   #86
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i see. so if you had 4wheel steering, which i have seen on some crawler/buggies, is a trac bar necessary in the rear, or is it not that big of a deal?
i am going out on a limb here and i'm gonna say yes. Physics, equal and opposite reaction, the "pull" on the axle when you steer, etc... trac bar keeps it in place. so if you have that pull on the rear axle as well, i'm gonna say you need a trac bar to hold it as well. Then again though, depending on how it's all set up, you may not need it.
alot of physics and it's the weekend and i'm being lazy.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 08:46 PM   #87
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not that it will effect me any time soon but i was curious.

On another note, I am still looking for a grill guard so i have a place to mount my lights. if you've got one let me know.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 08:49 PM   #88
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i know 88mudder has one but i dunno if he is selling it cause i sold it to him awhile back
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Old October 12th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #89
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i know 88mudder has one but i dunno if he is selling it cause i sold it to him awhile back
still got it, i never mounted it. Its for sale right now!
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Old October 13th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #90
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today i started working on how to mount those towhooks. i was in machining class and decided the only way to get enough of the right stuff out of the scrap bin was to use 8, 4 each side, .25x1.5x5 inch pieces of Metal to drop the Hooks about .5" below the bumper. i had to cut all the pieces with a hack saw because people were using the band saw. i got all pieces cut and began filing to remove the burrs and help things look a little better. then i lined them up the way i wanted them and with the hook and clamped them togethen and began using the holes in the hook to start the holes. i then rotated the hook out of the way and finished drilling the hole. next i put a bolt in the completed hole, alligned the metal and began drilling then removed the hook. i did the same on the other side and to mount i used 2 existing holes. one had to be elongated. ill post pictures later. i still want to weld the plates together and paint them to reduce corosion.
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Make double sure that you get those tow hooks on right, it would be terrible to have them fly off during recovery. I'm sure you already know though but just to overstate the point.
You may want to use something like POR15 for your plates, should keep them from rusting better than just ordinary paint.
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what do you mean, i would think 1/2 inch grade 8 bolts shoud be able to hold the psacers, tow hook and frame together. planned on reafing them down as hard as i can. i dont know how much torque that is but with the lock washers it should be enough to hold and not vibrate loose.

what exactly is this POR15 stuff?

i was thinking of sand blasting everything an using some autozone rattlecan bed liner stuff $10 a can. Has anyone ever tried this stuff. i was thinking of doning the same thing to the brush guard when i get it. just wondering if it holds up.

i had also considered some of that ruberized undercoating but again i dont know how dureable it is.

any ideas would be aprecieated.
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yeah, those bolts will hold.

POR-15 is rustproofing paint essentially
http://www.por15.com/

The rattlecan bedliner stuff will come off and rather easily too. after a while it just flakes off.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #94
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so how does this por15 hold up against chipping?
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Yes.
and to cracking and peeling as well.
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where do you get it and how much is it and do you use any of the prep chemicals they sell?
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You can get it from National Parts Depot, i think autozone and murrays may sell it, and probably at a paint supply store. It does carry a hefty price tag but you wont be repainting anytime soon. You wouldn want to use the metal ready stuff, that will help it stick to the metal real good. You will probably end up totalling somewhere around $40 or so being that you wont need alot of it.
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i would or would not want to use metal ready?

you typed wouldn
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would
sorry, i suck at typing
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Old October 13th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #100
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thanks. ill see where i can find it. i think ill just out them on for now and take them off when i do the brush guard
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