Monroe, LA - Increase the Traction and Keep the
Articulation in your 1987-95 Jeep YJ Wrangler. Skyjacker's NEW
5th Link Traction Bar is the fix for unwanted suspension movement
that causes axle-wrap. Axle-wrap relates to unwanted rear pinion
changes that causes drivelines to bind-up, driveshafts to buckle,
suspension damage and yokes to break.
A heavy-duty crossmember
attaches to the factory frame rails as an anchor point in front
of the axle. The crossmember has a re-enforced locator eye fitted
with greasable polyurethane bushing as a front attachment point
for the ‘C’ shackle. This unique ‘C’ Shackle
is a key element in Skyjacker’s 5th Link design.
shackle allows the traction bar to follow the arc movement of
the leaf springs and prevents the device from binding. The bottom
of the 'C’ shackle bolts to the re-locator eye of the crossmember.
The top of the ‘C’ shackle, which is above the crossmember,
is where the front of the traction bar attaches. This innovative
design has ample room to work because of the clearance between
the crossmember and floorboard is more than sufficient. It also
keeps your ground clearance much higher... there’s nothing
that hangs down.
The 5th Link's strong,
cross-braced triangular design traction bar includes an adjustable
3/4” Teflon®/Kevlar® lined, self-lubricating, self-sealing
rod end at the front attachment point. This rugged rod end allows
the traction bar to swivel, left-to-right, with the articulation
of the rear axle. There is no binding and no restrictions of movement
where you want it. The adjustment in the rod end also allows you
to ‘fine tune’ the desired position of the traction
rear of the traction bar has two locator eyes with welded gussets
for superior strength. Included with these are polyurethane bushings
to absorb the energy and lengthen the life of this unit. This
assembly includes greasable fittings, so there are no squeaks
to haunt you later. The traction bar connects to the rear axle
with ‘weld-in’ attachment plates.
These two precision-cut
steel attachment plates (one for each side for a stronger support)
are a perfect fit to the rear axle. The front of the plates is
where the 5th Link traction bar bolts into place. The rear attachment
plates on the axle allows you to ‘roll’ the angle
of the 5th Link up or down to get the proper traction setting
for your particular YJ. And for optimum performance, the 5th Link’s
top bar should be perfectly flat and the ‘C’ shackle
should make a straight ‘C’ (not tilted forward or
exclusive drastically eliminates wheel hop and applies the torque
where you want it... Adjustable for most lift heights, the 5th
Link is a must for spring-over applications.
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