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Old 09-10-2010, 08:28 AM
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2008 f250 traction/ladder bars

Looking for suggestions on traction bars for 08 f250 6.4 ext. cab short bed. Spartaned tuned 4" superlift. I was looking at superlift but come to find out the part number they have listed is just that, a part number they have listed. Not even in production yet, backordered and dont know how long. My other choice I was looking at were the pro comps but not sure if they are any good? I dont want to spend a 1000 bucks on bars either. I need to get rid of my axle wrap, I wont even horse on the truck of do sled pulls until I get a set in there. It wraps pretty bad without them. Just seems it is hard to find them for these trucks yet?
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Get a hold of Trevor at PMF, he'll take care of you. He is a sponsor here.

These are on my truck.




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Looks like a nice set up but yikes on the price for me and I would prolly want to upgrade to the 3/4 u bolts too.
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You get what you pay for i have a set of Trevors bars going on this weekend very high quality and priced well for what you get! i got the 3/4" u bolts too!
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Yeah and then shipping on top of that! I see them on ebay 775 + 125 shipping, thats a little steep for me.
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Try ouo and see if $1500 is a better price for you that is about the only thing close to Pmf's setup! you can buy a cheap set then change them in a few months time because the make noise or break then you are spending more $$ than the first good setup would have cost! Thats just my opinion do what you want!
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Yeah and then shipping on top of that! I see them on ebay 775 + 125 shipping, thats a little steep for me.
That is one of the best upgrades you can do to your truck...well worth the money.
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Yeah and then shipping on top of that! I see them on ebay 775 + 125 shipping, thats a little steep for me.
You are absolutely correct, $775 is no small amount of money. However, if you look around this a pretty darn fair price for this setup. Even the cheap bolt on setups that have mixed reviews and dont include any kind of block run $500-600. As much as I dont want to, we may have to raise our prices a bit. It takes me 6 hrs to build a complete set and almost an hour of cutting on the laser table. All said and done we have less than a 20% profit margin on these.....
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Looks like a nice set up but yikes on the price for me and I would prolly want to upgrade to the 3/4 u bolts too.

Like the guys are saying, these are extremely fair in price for what you are getting and in my opinion the best designed bars I have seen on the market period. This isn't an inexpensive game to play and you are much better off to bite the bullet and do it right the first time and not have to do it again. I have heard stories of almost every other bar out there except for the OUO bar breaking including the Rize setup. You aren't going to break this or bind up your rear end. In this case you get more than you pay for.
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If you are willing to do some welding, you can get a set of OUO bars for your short bed for not too much coin:

One Up Offroad Fixed Length Weld-On Traction Bars w/Small Gussets - 1999-2008 F250/350 Short Bed & Excursion - Rear Traction Bars - Truck Toyz Store



But, if you want bolt on:
One Up Offroad Bolt-On Traction Bars - 1999-2010 F250/F350 2 & 4wd - Rear Traction Bars - Truck Toyz Store
(note: with the short bed you can select the fixed bar which knocks about $161 off of the price)


OUO bars work great, been running them on my 2007 F-350 work truck that is constantly towing, hauling or snow plowing in the winter.
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