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I think everyone agrees that the OUO traction bars and ones a like work very well. With every set up like those with two lower single bars, The more block the truck has, the better they will work. If you were to take the block out all together, like a lot of guys with lowered trucks. The OUO bars would be much less effective, or they would need to be mounted further below the axle tube.
With trucks with less block, I think a ladder bar with two points at the axle and one at the frame is needed. If its a street truck only, you could run ladder bars on both sides. If you still want it to flex good, you would need to run a single ladder/ anti wrap bar on one side with a shackle at the frame side.
The other thing I am having issues figuring out is why everyone runs bars that are so long. Set up on the right angle with the spring, I see a 40-48" arm being good. 52-56 would make it to an easier part of the frame to work with if you didn't want to add a cross member.
I just don't want normal traction bars hanging down low to the ground. They are cool for pulling trucks, but I don't have a pulling truck.
I just finished building a new 5" exhaust last night which gives a little extra room to work with. traction bar/bars are next on the list.
2008 F-250 6.4 Auto, CC,SB,FX4, 2" lift, 285/65/20, Spartan tuning, Elite studs, Elite egr delete/wastegate, Elite push rods, Spearco Intercooler, cold side pipe,CFM, 4"down pipe,Custom 5" DP back exhuast 543HP/1231 ft-lbs
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