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Pro Comp Traction Bars???

Well I need some traction bars pretty bad and I was wondering if anyone had any opinions, good or bad on the Pro Comp ones? I was looking at the Fabtech ones, but they were close to $800? They are full floating and I don't think the Pro Comp ones are? Not even sure what full floating means? I just want something to take care of my axle wrap...Thanks in advance

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You can make a killer set by just buying some threaded heim joints and tubing and fabbing your own.

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I have ProComp ones and they seem to work fine.

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I have ProComp ones and they seem to work fine.
When you bought yours did they come with everything needed to install them?

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When you bought yours did they come with everything needed to install them?
They were installed on the truck when I bought it two years ago. It's the bar, the brackets, the bushings and the hardware. I'd have to say "yes" after looking at it.

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Do you know what full floating is? I called 4 Wheel Parts and they recommend the Fabtechs because they have that?

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contact Scuffy828, he is making me a custom set right now.

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Fabtech uses an inverted shackle at the upper frame mount to make it a floating bar.
I suppose it sounded like a good idea, but it does have its downfalls and it will bind up as well.


IMO, the best option is One UP Offroad. I run them on my 07 and love them.....and we have sold many, many sets.

Since you have a short bed you can go with a 64" fixed bar and to keep the cost down, a weld on axle bracket:
One Up Offroad Fixed Weld-On Traction Bars - 1999-2008 F250/350 Short Bed & Excursion - Rear Traction Bars - Truck Toyz Store
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i run pro comp and absolutely love them! came with everything for the install.

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