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Old 11-27-2011, 01:50 PM
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Fabtech Traction bars

I bought a used set of traction bars from a guy. He didn't label anything or keep them together. I am asking if any of y'all that have them mounted on your truck, could you please take some pics of your brackets that mount to the frame and the rearend? I think I have a very good clue, but I don't want to drill the holes until I'm 100% sure... I got on Fabtech's site and got the installation instructions, but the bars and brackets don't have part #'s on everything... He had the bars installed with the bent bar on the bottom and Fabtech says to mount them with the bent bar on top. Thanks for anything y'all can help with.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:43 PM
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The continuous bar is on the bottom. The frame shackle needs to be vertical.







Why I am using OUO bars now.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:49 PM
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That's exactly what I needed... So each frame bracket has 3 holes to be drilled? 2 at the bottom, and 1 on the side? Thank you very much for posting these...
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:48 AM
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You are correct.

One thing you need to know is that there is no provision to stop rotation of the axle bracket. The spring perch will prevent full rotation, but there is still a 1/4" gap once everything is installed. Overtightening the bolts is not an option as it bends the tabs of the top brackets. Consider welding the top brackets to the axle tube. That way the lower straddle bracket can still be removed if needed.
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