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chickenlittle
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted October 27, 2005 07:55 PM  
I have purchased a lift bar set up that mounts to the pinion. Was wondering what chassis builder might have made it. It is probably for an asphalt set up as it has a solid adjustable mount on the end. It think it is supposed to mount the trans or something. I wanted to convert this over to a 5th coil. It has rubber biscuits on the pinion mount end on both the top and bottom. I plan on setting it up like a regular lift bar with a damper shock and a chain on the end. I think this thing should work well. Only problem is that the pinion mount is for a 8" Ford and not 9". I was wondering if what ever company that made has the mount for a 9"? Otherwise I will try and modify the mount that I have. Anyone with info on one please let me know. Thanks.

dirtmod0
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 143
posted October 28, 2005 08:19 AM  
we make our own lift bars. doesnt cost much. I havent heard of any chassis with this type of mounting. Do u mean it mounts to the front mount on the pig or on the housing?

chickenlittle
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted October 28, 2005 08:59 AM  
It mounts on the front of the pig. It looks like it takes the place of the snout plate and has an arm that mounts on the back where the chunk bolts to the housing. Pretty wierd looking deal but it is well made and chromed. I think it came from some type of asphalt mod. What the heck uses a 8" rear end? 4 cylinder or something?

wfoondirt
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 505
posted October 28, 2005 11:12 AM  
Sounds similar to a Griggs torque are for mustangs. Most of that style mount directly under the driveshaft so mounting a 5th/6th coil would be next to impossible. If you capable of modifing the mount why not just make a whole new arm. Not much to them.

Here is a picture of the griggs TA that I mentioned.


chickenlittle
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted October 28, 2005 11:48 AM  
No this is different. It is offset to the right side of the pinion. Should give enough room for the drive shaft. I will probably end up just modifing the mount or make a new one. I called Troyer Modified and they didn't make it. It was supposed to be from a pavement mod.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1172
posted October 28, 2005 03:20 PM  
Sounds like a reese style torque bar, it or similar item is in the south west speed catalog.

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