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Old 04-28-2012, 07:40 PM
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traction bars ?ladder bars

i am going to make some traction bars for my 6.0 does any one have some good designs i could use pics of how to make a set ...any thing would help as i am not too sure how they are best put together ???
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:13 AM
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For the links just go to tractor supply and get tractor end links and extend them for the mounts you can order from ballistic fab and buy link mounts and weld it in and your wheel hop free
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:47 AM
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Home Made Traction Bars: My How-To - PowerStrokeArmy

Hope this helps alittle, I actually just got all of my materials and i'm using this thread for ideas. I got my tractor top links from work as i work for john deere, and my buddies dad has a machine shop so i got the tubing through him. The only thing i don't like is the frame mounts in this thread.
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I wouldn't have a bar setup that didn't have an articulating front mount. Just sayin'.
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I have to say that I tend to agree. Good point.
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I wouldn't have a bar setup that didn't have an articulating front mount. Just sayin'.
just wondering what you mean buy this ?.....thanks for the replies so far everyone!!!!
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there needs to be some sort of flex movement, tractor links will work, and a bushing style on the axle. Ill post mine up when they arrive.
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I seen on a set of Fabtech ladder bars, there is little miniature link that connects from the end of the ladder bar near the frame to the mount on the frame and it looks as though it allows the bars to come forward slightly as the leaf spring compresses.
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I seen on a set of Fabtech ladder bars, there is little miniature link that connects from the end of the ladder bar near the frame to the mount on the frame and it looks as though it allows the bars to come forward slightly as the leaf spring compresses.
there no need for this unless your trying to make a truck that has full articulation like for rock crawling
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:21 PM
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PMF bars have the link you are referring too... IMO it only makes sense to have this otherwise you WILL have binding issue when your springs compress
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