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Old 11-26-2009
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Replace the bushing with a heim at the axle end and double shear the bracket and you'll be set.
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Originally Posted by elementsenjoi View Post
Those front bushings are the biggest thing I am worried about. I don't think they will last long.

Thanks man. I would rather have ladder bars, but I don't want to loose my ground clearance. I'm sure I could build them without loosing a whole lot though. If these don't work out I can always try something different.
you could make traction bars that are Dog leg'ed like AEV does for jeep
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Replace the bushing with a heim at the axle end and double shear the bracket and you'll be set.
Hmm good idea, why didn't I think of that?? haha thanks.
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You didn't think about it because it wasn't free! lol. Looks good though man!
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heim’s tend to pound more, no rubber bumper.

Once you set up the rear bushing so it fits square, however you do it. it should work OK; unless you really trash the truck then the heim’s come in.
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