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Old 4th March 2010, 15:35   #151
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Can anyone clarify which is the lower rod and upper rod as mentioned above? i cannot make this out from the pictures

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Some pictures of my jeep. Will post more soon.
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The traction bar pics before completion.
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It is said "Real Jeeps are built and not bought!" . good work. But the tyres look somewhat puny to the proportions of the Jeep
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Hi,
Awesome job on the axle.

Could you post pictures of the third link please. And what is it? Panhard or Watts?

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It is said "Real Jeeps are built and not bought!" . good work. But the tyres look somewhat puny to the proportions of the Jeep
Similar to what I was thinking.

Any plans to put some monster tyres and rims to complete the look of the jeep?
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joybeb your jeep is coming out really well.

I am not a techie in all these stuff,but your jeep with bolero chasis and scorpio engine looks like a dream to me
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Awesome job on the axle.

Could you post pictures of the third link please. And what is it? Panhard or Watts?

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Actually, its neither! The traction bar end is a rubber bed which acts as a cushion with limited action. The bed allows for a certain amount of verticl movement and also sideways flex. A video will be clearer. Will do that too soon.
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Actually, its neither! The traction bar end is a rubber bed which acts as a cushion with limited action. The bed allows for a certain amount of verticl movement and also sideways flex. A video will be clearer. Will do that too soon.
Now I'm intrigued. The third link is a constraint which prevents lateral movement!

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"Cushion with limited action" can anyone explain this?

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Awesome job on the axle.

Could you post pictures of the third link please. And what is it? Panhard or Watts?

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Hi Sutripta,

Its the first step towards a Multi-Link Suspension actually.

In a SPOA setup, the Traction Bar prevents the diff-pinion from pitching up, and preventing axle-wrap.

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Arka, is the traction bar connected only at one end? I mean How does this work if the mechanism is mounted to only one end of the axle? Please explain the principle behind the working of a traction bar, diagrams, equations will help

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Arka, is the traction bar connected only at one end? I mean How does this work if the mechanism is mounted to only one end of the axle
Link (Gypsy on Steroids -- The SPoA Project. EDIT: Stage-2 Started now..)

Read the thread from page 11 onwards. Very informative. Also google for Axle Wrap.
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Arka, is the traction bar connected only at one end? I mean How does this work if the mechanism is mounted to only one end of the axle? Please explain the principle behind the working of a traction bar, diagrams, equations will help

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Hi Spike,

In a Leaf Spring setup, the leaves locate the axle and suspend the vehicle.

That is the reason for One Traction Bar, the bar prevents the Diff-Pinion from pitching up and thereby countering axle wrap.

The Traction Bar, in simple terms, ensures that the pinion angle does not change under acceleration/deceleration.

Spring Over Axle (SOA) Conversion

Spring Over Axle for Wrangler YJ - - Jeep at Off-Road.com

Axle Wrap Prevention

BamBar - Ultimate Anti-Wrap Solution - Jeepaholics Anonymous

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@ Arka this what i was stressing on- "Worse even, they may cause strange vehicular reactions that are inconsistent from one side to the other. This is because the anti-wrap bar must be mounted on one side of the vehicle" Source- BamBar - Ultimate Anti-Wrap Solution - Jeepaholics Anonymous anyways nice info there. I am attaching a pic for some more clarification.

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