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Made some Traction Bars today!

Well I've been wanting to buy traction bars for a while now, but then I started checking prices on them and changed my mind really fast... So I decided to fab up my own set. I went and bought the tubing, only costed $20 for 12 foot. Then I went to Tractor Supply and bought a top link for a 3 point hitch... (Cheaper than buying heim joints...

Took me a couple hours to get the design and measurements I want and cut the pipe and weld it. My total investment was only $50!!!! And they look just as good as the ones companies make and sell for $400!

I will post some pictures tonight when I get home. Im thinking about making a couple more sets for people who are interested in them. PM me for more details.
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You are going to HATE those 3pt links. They are going to rattle your teeth out unless it is a dedicated pulling truck

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Until we see pics. Then he MIGHT be OK.

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How would pics make steel on steel any better?

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Wow! This site is almost full of haters! Everyone has to say something about every damn thing! Why don't someone just be happy for someone! F**k you haters!
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Wow! This site is almost full of haters! Everyone has to say something about every damn thing! Why don't someone just be happy for someone! F**k you haters!
Dont think anyone is hating... i think they are tryin to forwarn you that you may not be happy with your set up... look at it like this... if you dont like the links then you are already half way there to changing it up and using something else..... either way at least ya took initiative to try something out... wish ya nothing but good luck and let us know how the links do work out!!

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