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Old 09-28-2013, 09:57 PM
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PMF traction bar questions

Hey just looking for a little help. I have a set of pmf single bars. I'm finally getting around to installing them tomorrow morning but was just wondering how far I need to thread the joints into the bars themselves? The joints have about 3 1/2" of thread so I was thinking a little over half that distance on both the axle end as well as the front end? I'm just trying to get them into position and then tighten up the jam nut so I stays there. Then after I get the holes drilled in the frame for the front end I will loosing the jam nuts and make the final adjustment? Does it really even matter how far I thread the joints into the bars or is it just personal preference? Maybe I'm just over thinking it
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Its just for adjusting them half way would be fine that's what I did anyways and that's what Trevor told me. Not sure on axle ones though I didn't have those ones.

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My instructions on my newton bars said to thread them 75% of the way in do you should only have 25% (roughly 3/4") That way you mount up the front mounts, then preload them and you should still have plenty of thread left in the bar for strength. Good luck and drilling through the frame sucked. Lol
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Perfect, thanks for the info guys.

Yeah Travis hopefully the frame drilling goes ok. I've been reading that is kind of a crappy job.
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Drilling through the frame wasn't bad at all, i stepped it up twice before drilling the final hole, and use new drill bits on each side, dull pretty quick

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Drilling through the frame wasn't bad at all, i stepped it up twice before drilling the final hole, and use new drill bits on each side, dull pretty quick

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I just bought a new set yesterday in preparation.
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Yeah had new drill bits for each side helped a lot.

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Drilling through the frame wasn't bad at all, i stepped it up twice before drilling the final hole, and use new drill bits on each side, dull pretty quick

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Yes- What Jimbo said. If you have to buy bits, don't fall for the all the High dollar, Carbide, Titanium, Diamond, Iridium Nuclear Powered drill bits. Order some good quality , inexpensive High Speed steel bits from a Place like McMaster Carr.

If you plan on keeping the bits for a while, then spending the money for Cobalt, makes sense, but again from an industrial supply. I have found after many years, that drill bits sold at Home Depot, Lowes, Etc are junk. All of them, doesn't matter if they are DeWalt, Ryobi, whatever.
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Let us know how it goes! I noticed a big difference afterwards, excellent investment

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Let us know how it goes! I noticed a big difference afterwards, excellent investment

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I will definitely do that.
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