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Ladder/Track Bars, Got a question?

so instead of spending 600 on a set of ladder bars from L&L Products, i spent about 100 in steel and about 60 in bolts and the adjusters and made the same exact thing. ill have some pics up tomorrow evening to show my craftsman ship. ne waysi have looked at a lot of peoples designs and everyones seem to be adjustable. i also made mine adjustable. my question is when you bolt on the bars do you put any kind of tension either pushing or pulling a little on the axle? when i first put them on i put a turn or two on the adjustment pushing the axle to the rear. not much just a little. it made it ride rougher obviousle because there is less movement in the suspension. i then turned it back and pulled on the axle a little. made it ride a little less bouncy. i know if you push against it it will make it stiffer and if you pull it will make it softer to a degree. what is reccomended. and would it make a diff if i was to put a trailer on and load my suspension. what is reccomended for that. or should i just put them on with no tension in either direction? i hope i was not too confusing. THANKS!!!!! PICS SOON!!!


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you want some tension on them don't really matter wich direction you go just a little though like you did. As for towing personally I don't know I have friends tha tow 28ft camper trailers with them on and have had no problems not sure what the weight of the trailer is but im sure it's heavy.

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I run mine with no tension to speak of. I bring mine to the point of no tension and give it a half turn long. I have a left and a right thread heim joints so I can set preload which sound like what you have. I towed my trailer home from a race with the bars on and it was a little rough, springy actually. It teetered on the rear axle, it drove a little weird from before without them. I am still playing with what is best but the half turn long has worked out to be best so far for daily driving.


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thanks. and yea i do have the and a right thread heim joints. any reccomendations on what i should do when i hook up to the sled this weekend?? would pre loading them help me at all?


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I lengthened them as much as I could without using any tools, just my hands. That is what I did and I had no hop for the first time. It was sweet.


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