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post #1 of 11 Old 11-26-2008, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Traction Bar Length???

I have a buddy who has a brand new set of traction bars they are a universal kit with 6ft bars the setup is very similar to the ones many on here have made.

My question is will these be long enough for my truck?? How will they afect the ride??

Late 99 F-250 Extended Cab Long Bed with 4 inches of lift in rear

I've heard that the longer they are the better the ride?? yes/no

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Anyone?? I have a chance to get these for cheap

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I dont think they are going to make any noticable difference in ride quailty ither better or worse even if the length varies. Id get them anyways to keep your axle in place. And they look cool

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I dont think they are going to make any noticable difference in ride quailty ither better or worse even if the length varies. Id get them anyways to keep your axle in place. And they look cool
I just talked with another member who said they should attach to the frame at the same angle as the driveshaft to reduce axle binding issues

so guess I'll have to stick them up there and see what they look like in conjunction with the driveshaft

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I just talked with another member who said they should attach to the frame at the same angle as the driveshaft to reduce axle binding issues

so guess I'll have to stick them up there and see what they look like in conjunction with the driveshaft
thats the same thing ive heard parrallel with the drive shaft

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thats the same thing ive heard parrallel with the drive shaft
Yeah thats what Marty said hopely these will be long enough there 6ft long how long did you make yours??

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I agree with them being at the same angle as the drive shaft. The reason for this is that the rear not only moves up and down but in an arched motion. If you plan on lifting your truck any higher or doing any off roading, were you will be articulating it alot, you might want to buy a set specifially made for the truck. I purchased a set of Fabtech's, for under 700.00, for my truck and they address the axle movment issue with those. I have not put them on yet, but they look well made and werent to ridiculosly over priced. Maybe somebody who has a set will add more.

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Just get get a set of farmBoys or do a DYI copy of them.

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If you don't buy them, I have a few options for you CHEAP.

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