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A while ago I heard about a coil-over assembly that you could add to your rear leaf spring to help with axle wrap. I was wondering if anybody has an Idea of what I'm talking about and what exactly they are called?
 

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Zintradi said:
A while ago I heard about a coil-over assembly that you could add to your rear leaf spring to help with axle wrap.
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Are you having axle wrap problems? There are ways to fix it without... well... doing whatever it was someone else was trying to do by "adding" a coilover "assembly" to their leaf springs :)

What suspension setup do you have in the rear now?
 

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well, I just have a procomp aal in there right now.
The axle wrap is not very bad at all... I was actually thinking aobout getting a traction bar that I saw advertised on here. Its the one that bolts to your rear differential cover.
 

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If you're not having any problems, I wouldn't go throwing money away. Get something you really need.
 

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Zintradi said:
A while ago I heard about a coil-over assembly that you could add to your rear leaf spring to help with axle wrap. I was wondering if anybody has an Idea of what I'm talking about and what exactly they are called?
A traction bar is about all there is that will actually fix the problem. heavier rear springs with a straight overload will also take care of it. price is about the same for either of these.
 

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Zintradi said:
A while ago I heard about a coil-over assembly that you could add to your rear leaf spring to help with axle wrap. I was wondering if anybody has an Idea of what I'm talking about and what exactly they are called?
No its not a coilover its just a stiff coilspring attached near the center of the spring and the rear end of the leaf pack. So when you springs bend it now fights the coilspring. Not worth it. Get an AAL it'll take away a lot of the axle wrap or get a new spring pack.
 

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found it

Its the roadmaster active suspension...
It would probably be fine for a 2wd road truck, but
after looking at they're website, it looks as though it would cause your leaf spring to warp in an unnatural way and limit flex...
I guess I'll just pony up and get some alcans or deavers
 

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Where is this traction bar that mounts to the diff cover advertised???

I'm having axle wrap "issues". After I have come to a smooth stop at a stoplight, when letting off the brakes I get this "unloading" from the rearend, kind of a bump-bump like the pinion coming down or the springs "unwrapping". I dunno...

I have OME springs with the larger overload leaf removed. Would putting this back in help??? I didn't do it by the way, the PO did.

Jody.
 

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Do you guys think I really need a traction bar like budbuilt.com sells with my OME lift?? Isn't that reserved for really big lifts and softer springs for better articulation?

I'm more of an expedition wheeler with the family in my Taco. I have my FJ40 for hardcore wheelin' and rocks & such.

But this axle wrap at every stop light is annoying!!!!

This better be the be-all end-all of my problems for three and a half bills....

Would you do it?

Jody.
 

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Outback said:
Do you guys think I really need a traction bar like budbuilt.com sells with my OME lift?? Isn't that reserved for really big lifts and softer springs for better articulation?

I'm more of an expedition wheeler with the family in my Taco. I have my FJ40 for hardcore wheelin' and rocks & such.

But this axle wrap at every stop light is annoying!!!!

This better be the be-all end-all of my problems for three and a half bills....

Would you do it?

Jody.
with all the overloads in place on the OME leafpks you really shouldn't have a problem. Have you checked your rear pinion for any play? grab the driveshaft near the pinion and shake it up/down, side/side. There should be no play at all. Also check your U-bolt torque...should be 90#. Check your carrier bearing for any damage. There will be a lot of play but if the bearing is shot it will be excessively sloppy.
 
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