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post #1 of 5 Old 09-15-2010, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Traction/Ladder bars??

Couple questions...
1)Can I get these for an early 99 with OUT a lift (factory height)

2) Where can I get the cheapest priced (not quality) ones at?
I just want something for a little more security of keeping my rear end where its supposed to be when I hook to some thing. Thanks!

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You can use them on a none lifted truck. As far as cheap you might have to make them if you want cheap. There's cheap ones you can buy but you will have a big rick of binding. I'm actually looking at getting some for myself. From what I've been learning you want to find ladder bars/traction bars that will allow your axle to float and not just move up and down. If you build or by them I was told they need to be the same degree as your drive shaft. This is just a few things I've learned in my pursuit of getting some. Marty has a nice set up you might want to look at. Others will fill in or correct me if I'm wrong

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Thanks! Forgive me if this a dumb question but who's Marty?

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Marty goes by the screen name Maintain. The bars don't need to follow the angle of the driveshaft at all. I don't know who started that nonsense.

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I agree with not needing to follow the angle of the driveline......after all, the driveline has a slip joint on it to allow the length to change during suspension travel.
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