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Red face A word to the wise. Long travel rear leafs and traction bars no Bueno

I installed a Fabtech 8" four link coil over with long travel leafs in the rear and put traction bars on. First time I jumped the truck I bent them and broke the heim bolts. Should of bought the bump stops instead. I could of really used them after jumping the truck
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You gotta pay if you want to play!!!! Why did you jump your truck? Any videos?

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For some reason I thought I could jump the 03 crew cab long bed 7.3 and not break something. No videos of the jump but I have others I will post soon.
How do I post vids on here?
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I have been telling that to folks on here for years. I have broken heims also. I now run traction bars that have two connections to rear axle and one shackled connection at the frame (RIZE Trac bars) - prevents twist but allows for/aft - works great. put a pic in your sig block truck sounds sweet
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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.

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Ya those good design to me minus the fact somebody thought single 1" .095 tube would be acceptable on a full size truck. Doubt i could crack my Rize bars like that, but anything is breakable if you treat it right lol. Honestly if I didn't tow I'd run without the rear bars.

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Ha yea those are the same **** bars I have.
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Awesome...LOL. Those are expensive traction bars! They are not really made to let your suspension work, they definitely lock up the rear end. I have had a couple friends bend these and blow out that joint and now they are not running them anymore....LOL now they have OUO ones..

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For some reason I thought I could jump the 03 crew cab long bed 7.3 and not break something. No videos of the jump but I have others I will post soon
How do I post vids on here?

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