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Posted: 2003/3/4 2:39  Updated: 2003/3/4 2:39
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
Joined: 2002/10/28
From: under the Firmament LOL no twiglight effect BS
Posts: 10924
 Re: Slapper or Traction Bars
do ya think this is the best cheapest setup for leafies?

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Posted: 2003/3/4 3:19  Updated: 2003/3/4 3:19
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
Joined: 2002/8/6
From: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 3792
 Re: Slapper or Traction Bars
another commonly used trick to prevent wind up and axle tramp is to use a reversed half leaf on top of the front half of the main leaf. Does that make sense?

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Posted: 2003/3/4 4:33  Updated: 2003/3/4 4:33
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
Joined: 1998/12/6
From: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 5806
 Re: Slapper or Traction Bars
Yo D!

I spent a good 15 minutes looking among the Commercial VANS etc at the wreckers.

None had the suspension that I was talked about!!

For those new to this issue. I'm looking for a Commercial VAN (Box on wheels) that has an integrated tramp rod, as part of the rear leaf spring assembly. I suspect it's something in the last 5-7 years. Could be any manufacturer. eg. Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Ford.


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Posted: 2003/3/4 7:16  Updated: 2003/3/4 7:16
Joined: 2001/5/3
From: 48 North
Posts: 31584
 Re: Slapper or Traction Bars
Commercial VAN (Box on wheels) that has an integrated tramp

Might you have seen "overload springs"? A lot of commercial rigs have these: a second set of leafS that only make contact when the truck is loaded heavily. They sometimes have a bracket that surrounds the bottom leaves.