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yj93ben 12-08-2009 09:44 PM

YJ Traction(anti-wrap)Bar- Build or Buy?
Help, I'm looking to build or buy a traction bar for my 93 YJ SOA. Looking for ideas and suggestions. Pictures are worth a thousand words.

I don't want this happening again. Happend while crawling from rock to rock. At Funny Rocks near the Naches Trail near Cliffdell, WA.

Got ask if these were stock springs, no, they were 1.5" Ranchos'

yj93ben 04-28-2010 05:51 PM

I built it
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Whoever says looks don't count, must be happy.:)

skeeter 04-29-2010 09:08 AM

Nice work!!!

yj93ben 03-30-2011 06:31 PM


billytheyj 03-30-2011 06:36 PM

Wow build or buy I can't tell have you tested it yet

Mitchness 03-30-2011 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by yj93ben (Post 611296)
Whoever says looks don't count, must be happy.:)

Dude, I am impressed. I love that you used boom shackles for the axle mount as well as stock shackles for the pivot. Even paint/PC matched it too. Damn professional looking. :appl:

Can I ask how/what you mounted the cross member to? It looks to be below the frame.

yj93ben 04-01-2011 06:14 PM

Thanks Guys
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Some of the stuff was bought, most of it was built. It has been tested at Evans Creek ORV park, Liberty and The Naches trails. Some of the best and most difficult trails in Washington. And surprisingly enough, not a scratch on it. Works great, no more bent springs.

I took the boomerang shackle design to Laser Cutting NW and had them cut the axle brackets out of 3/8" A36 cold roll steel(a little over kill, but they're not going anywhere).
The bushings and hardware at the axle brackets are stock YJ spring bushings and bolts. You're right, those are stock YJ shackle at the Heim joints. I got the shackle/bushing kit from Crown Automotive,real reasonable.
The only paint is on the axle brackets and frame brackets. Everything else is powder coat(Auburn Powder Coatings).
Attached is a picture of how the cross member is mounted. I just took 2"X2" 1/4" angle iron drilled a couple of holes in it and welded it to the frame.

Check out my website(I'm not selling anything on this forum) Home It pretty much explains how and why I did what I did. I got ask from a member on another forum "how much" and when I responded, I was promptly booted off the forum for breaking a rule.

yj93ben 06-22-2013 11:22 PM

Just keeps getting better
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Hi Guys,
Recent update to the YJ. Finally got the 8.8 in it. Well worth the time, trouble and money. Also updated the traction bar. Went from 2 heim joints to 1 bushing and 1 heim joint.

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