I am making my own bars in the next week or so. What I am thinking of here is a basic common sense type logic. I have searched and searched and found nothing. The only reason I can think is the "cool factor" playing here. Everybody makes their bars to go on the bottom of the rear housing which really does no good. I will explain my theory.
When the bars are on the bottom, what you achieve is bar flex because it is fighting to push it forward and up. So essentially, it only slightly works. The idea is there but it can be much more effective the other way. What I am going to try is mounting the bars on the top portion of the axle tube. This in turn will be a pulling effect on the heim joints/bar set up and also make it more of a square set up. Now, I admire the cool factor of seeing bars hanging down on a lifted truck when pulling into a parking lot. Many people look and think...damn, thats a bad *** looking rig!!! But I feel the more effective method would be as I described with the sguare set up. Now, I am applying what I know from my drag cars and such. A leaf spring set up isnt going to articulate enough to cause any binding issues and it "should" work perfectly.
I am open to any and all criticism and really hope somebody chimes in on this.
Thanks for reading.