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Adjusting traction bars?????

Looking for some help here.

I just installed a set of traction bars very similar to farm boys style.
Can some one please tell me if once they are installed, should they be adjust at all. Meaning pulling the axle forward or pushing it back towards the rear before locking the jam nuts secure.

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I neep to set them up this morning. Can anyone give me a little help.


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I would say neutral position sitting on level ground, anything else would put the rearend in a bind. and the leaf springs aren't going to let you move the rearend forward or back,

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IIRC neutral position is correct

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I tried a set of the older Top Gun Customz bolt on traction bars on my 04(the rear of the bar had a quarter moon mount that laid against the rearend secured by the spring u-bolts and had brackets that had to be drilled/mounted to the frame(what a pita to drill) but they really hurt the ride of the truck. I'm curious how yours will work out, keep us posted.

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I tried a set of the older Top Gun Customz bolt on traction bars on my 04(the rear of the bar had a quarter moon mount that laid against the rearend secured by the spring u-bolts and had brackets that had to be drilled/mounted to the frame(what a pita to drill) but they really hurt the ride of the truck. I'm curious how yours will work out, keep us posted.
I put a set of Farmboy Fab traction bars on my truck and it improved the ride 100%. No more slop in the rearend!
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Oh I had no slop in the rearend, but they didn't allow the rear spring hangers to move much which made the ride alot more harsh.

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