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So i am wanting to put traction bars on my truck. it sits stock height and so far everyone i have talked to says they only sell the kits for lifted trucks. i am thinking of building my own. i was looking at the fab tech bars and like the front pivot point they have. the only thing i was worried about was the ride quality. will the ride quality suffer if i make a set that does not have the front pivot? does anyone have any recomendations as to the proper angle that they need to be?

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pretty much the longer u get them the better beacuse of the angle. the steeper the angle the rougher ride. i built a set of my own for my OBS truck and they are 5 feet long. u can see them in the pics in my garage, if ur interested

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You also have to be careful though......I don't know if you use your truck off road at all, but 5 foot long traction bars could become a clearance issue, especially if you try to re-enforce them like the Fabtech ones, just food for thought, let us know what you come up with...... I'm not 100% but I think RCD has some nice traction bars as well as CST....nice trac bars by the way DirtyDiesel!!

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thanks guys. clearance should not be a problem. like i said, the truck is stock height. the most off roading i do is the beach. so a long bar will yield the best ride quality. i was just worried about it binding up, especially when i pull the trailers

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[quote=TwinTurboStroker;216930]You also have to be careful though......I don't know if you use your truck off road at all, but 5 foot long traction bars could become a clearance issue, especially if you try to re-enforce them like the Fabtech ones, just food for thought, let us know what you come up with...... I'm not 100% but I think RCD has some nice traction bars as well as CST....nice trac bars by the way DirtyDiesel!![/quote]

thanx twin turbo, i made them last year. there fully stainless and weigh about 45 pounds a piece. i rarely go deep offroading like rock climbing or all out mud slingin, i mostly made them for sled pullin and keepin the truck from raising in the rear when i accelerate(axle wrap).

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