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post #1 of 23 Old 02-25-2009, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Raul Came Through Again....

About a year ago I wanted traction bars really bad, but of course they weren't out yet for the 2008's. But not one to be stopped, I got in contact with Raul and picked up some Pro Comp Traction bars for a sick deal, but they were for a 2007 and older and Raul told me they would require some modification. So I got them and installed them, but I did have to remove the overload spring as it did hit the traction bars , but I tell ya the truck rode a lot smoother. However, now I faced a new problem, the truck was bottoming out on the traction bars, but it was only on really bad bumps and really liked the "prerunner" look the truck had.......that was until I really looked and I saw this.....





As you can see the traction bars were hitting the hangers and getting banged up pretty bad, so I decided to get in contact with Raul again and see what we could come up with.....

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We came up a simple idea of just adding a lift block to give it more clearance, there really wasn't a kit out for my application, so Raul was able to find me some simple 2.5" blocks with the correct angle and the required longer u bolts





The u bolts were about 2" longer than stock


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I started out by measuring before to see how much lift I was going to get..... I started with 43 1/8" from the bottom the tire to the fender



I just needed some simple tools, jack, jack stands (big ones) 15/16 socket and wrench, and torque wrench. I just jacked up the truck, put it on jack stands and removed the tires, which is always a pain



I removed the stock u bolts.....




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I did each side one at a time so I didn't have to deal with the axle moving everywhere on me and then I simply dropped in the block and slid in the new u bolts, I didn't even have to remove the shocks



I ended up with lifting the rear about 2" to give me 45" from the ground to the fender.....



And now I have plenty of room for the traction bars and hangers, Thanks Raul!!!!


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NICE NICE.. Looks awesome.. Im looking into traction bars...


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Glad we got it worked out bud... Thanks again for the support

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Looks great. and yeah that Raul is a good guy.

Makes me want traction bars...


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Only thing I would change is 1 tall block. Stacked blocks are know you move, crack, or ever pop out. With 1 tall block you still get the height but none of the dangers of stacking.



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Only thing I would change is 1 tall block. Stacked blocks are know you move, crack, or ever pop out. With 1 tall block you still get the height but none of the dangers of stacking.


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