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post #1 of 20 Old 01-28-2014, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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OUO traction bars

So i finished up my 7" icon a couple weeks ago and have been putting off putting in the OUO adjustable traction bars.. I have a CCSB and i was just wondering what lengths you were using when installing these. Obviously i guess if you dont have the same setup as me it may be different. Im just nervous i guess since i have one shot at setting these up once i install the crush sleeves.

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I'll start off by saying that I don't have them but I would assume that the longer the bars, the better the arc that the axle travels will be as well as less binding.
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Yah, I'm learning as I go about these, as I've never installed or owned a set. Thanks for the reply
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Anybody else with some knowledge here.
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What year is your truck? On the 2011+ the longer you can mount them the better.

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who did you buy them from my trans bracket came with way detailed instructions .. you could call truck toyz they could tell you
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What crush sleeve do u speak of?

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You need to temporarily setup the forward mount. See if there are any clearance issues while test fitting the bars. The bars themselves will not flex a ton but you don't want anything making contact. If you find issues somewhere in your placement you need to relocate the forward mounts.

Remember to consider ANY future work you may be doing. You don't want to block a simple task and make it more time consuming.


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What crush sleeve do u speak of?
The adjustable bars have a crush sleeve that goes thru the two bars once u get everything set and the hole drilled in the bars .
Truck is an 09.

Right now where I am wanting to mount them is next to the rear cab mount. It puts the bar almost parallel to driveshaft. Wasn't trying to do this but that's what it is looking like.
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They should have came with a real nice set of instructions? I know with my LBCC there was pretty much only one real good location to mount them, which was right where the frame changes geometry.

Don't worry about trying to get it to match the driveline. That will not matter one bit in how these work.

Where did you buy them from? You should be able to give them a call. Or just give Dave a call. He will help you out.

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