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Traction bar suggestions

The reason this is in HERE and not in "Suspension" is because IMHO a DRW has a little different traction requirement than a SRW because in most cases we have twice the contact patch.

After a pretty extensive search for ladder bars and traction bars I came to the conclusion that farmboyfab bars were the way to go...but then I find that Jesse is out of the game now so it's back to the drawing board.

I got a tune and a straight pipe friday, and ran by Scuffy's to have him program it and be my guide to NOT destroying my engine. I'm an engineer, so I'm technically minded and can figure crap out...but I'm also smart enough to know that the man who see's this every day might know a ALOT more than I ever thought about..... and since I live about 2 miles from his shop....I look to HIM for advice and what NOT to do.

After he programmed my truck I went for a drive and HOLY HELL what a difference!!! I'm afraid my lead foot coupled with this UNGODLY amount of power will straight up kill my driveshaft at some point.

However.....I'm not lifted, nor plan to be...and I'm good with +100hp. No drag racing (other than freakin that mustang out at the stoplight) and no damn way I'm sled'n it!

What do you guys recommend for traction/ladder bars since Jesse is out? Or are traction bars a moot point on a dually? I can't seem to find much info at ALL about them on duallys

Not looking for el'cheapo...but not looking for $900 bars either.

And keep in mind.....I can weld..but it's wire, and thin stuff only as I don't have a stick welder or a shop to fab in.

Any direction would be appreciated.

2005 CC DRW SWB 4x4 PSD 6spd
Straight piped, SCT tuner, CTS Insight, TU EGR delete, Smoked clearance lights, smoked fender lights

2007 RMZ450Z | 2003 DRZ400E | 2007 DRZ125L | The WHOLE dirt Stable
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