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Seen slapper bars on a SD today

So i have been interested in getting some anti wrap or traction bars for my 05 f350 and have been keeping my eyes open for what others are running. Today I'm driving down the road and in front of me is a nice looking f250, catch up to it and look, he had old school traction bars, slapper bars on it. The kind that you would see under a camaro or mustang. The type that just mounts to the leafs with a rubber bumper on them. I tried to get a picture but he turned off abruptly just as i was getting out my phone. My question is, would these hold up on a super duty? Would they even make a difference? Sure would be a lot cheaper than the OUO bars I've had my eyes on.

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Slapper bars on a Souper Doody, that's funny.

I threw on a set of Pro-Comp bars and they worked out well in the sand, truck pulls, and hauling (70s 3/4 ton truck to the truck pulls). I can do boosted 2HI launches now without feeling like the truck wants to swap ends on me.

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I've looked at the pro comps too. Did you use the their mounting kit or fab something up on your own? The ones i seen on that other truck are like these...Seen slapper bars on a SD today-1364399813884.jpg
I just don't know how these could work on a big truck. Hmm!
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I don't know how you'd mount them with the springs over the axle like our 4x4's are set up. They would go on a 2wd though. I'm real happy with my PMF's.



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I used their mounting brackets:

2003 FORD F-250 SUPER DUTY Pro Comp Suspension Systems Traction Bar Mounting Kits - SummitRacing.com

I don't know if they would "fit" your truck, but these are probably the bars that you saw, they are old school slapper bars for axle under springs.

Lakewood Traction Bars for Trucks 21715 - SummitRacing.com

Tuff Country makes an over ride traction bar, but the obvious draw back is that it will interfere with your over load mounts.

FORD F 250 SUPER DUTY Tuff Country Traction Bars 20995 - SummitRacing.com

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Those lakewood bars were the style he had on there. I like how those pmf bars look.



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If these Pro-Comp bars fold up, we're going to fab something up like those PMF ladder bars. Those are pretty bad a$$.

The problem that I see with the Lakewood slapper bar is that they aren't going to work well with a lift block OUT OF THE BOX. By the time that you get done "modifying" them to work, you may as well fab up a set of real traction bars.

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