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Question home made traction bars

i got a buddy going to make me a set of traction bars for my truck, i'm looken for some designes and overall tips on whats worked and what hasn't. So whats everyone got?

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got $80 in mine..schedule 80 pipe..6ft length..end links from TSC welded in ends total bar length 7ft. Made brackets to bolt to frame and weld to axle and grade 8 bolts...easy way to save money

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Do you mean if welded is better then bolted? or the other way around?

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i'm sure there's more than this out here

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I have bolt on brackets for the frame rail in which I have 3 bolts goin through the frame on side and 2 underneath...plenty sturdy..I have axle tabs welded to the axle and boxed in the rear. Like I said if u look at farmboy fab or lazar bars they are schedule 80 pipe with end links selling for $600 plus..If u have access to welder and $80 to spend you can has the same

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i got acces to welder, and got a couple of metal shops, and even a Fastenal (if anyone knows what it is) i'm sure i can get everything i need there

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how do you have 80 bucks in yours? what size pipe did you use? i just built a set and im no where close to that. hook me up!

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hey Mitch, i liked how u did Anthonys set, do you mind Pm ing me a price of what it would cost for me to do the same?

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pm sent and anthony i just sent you a text message.

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1.0"OD schedule 80 pipe for like $13.00 per 6ft section..bought bolts at fastenal..

2006 Ford F-250 4x4 Crew Cab
SCT- DJ's Looney
AIRDOG 2
6" Rough Country 4 Link Suspension
2" billet spacer/f350 rear block
AFE air intake
5" MBRP turbo back exhaust with 6" tip
Autometer Sport Comp Guages
38.5x14.5x17 Pro Comp Xtreme ALL Terrains
17x10 Diamo Black 17 Karat Wheels
RCD EGR delete
Custom Traction Bars
Recon Smoked Mirror Lights/Cab Lights
03 Turbo

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