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You should mount them up into the frame with a shackle then you dont have to have that giant slip joint and you can built them nice a solid. Just run it right next to the pumpkin and you only need one instead one two.
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Paint colors look awesome together. I love the sliders! How thick is the tubing?
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your truck is crazy!! nice new sliders too. i like all the blue, its different
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Both styles are equally effective (IMO). They both have the 'front-to-back' movement to allow the suspension to cycle freely while having the two points on the axle end. In my observation (of my rear suspension travel) the full front-to-back travel of the bars is minimal (3" max). I like the shackle method as well as was gonna go with it, but being the location of where I chose to mount the frame end of the bars is what ultimately killed the shackle design (because the shackle hung too low).
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Both styles are equally effective (IMO). They both have the 'front-to-back' movement to allow the suspension to cycle freely while having the two points on the axle end. In my observation (of my rear suspension travel) the full front-to-back travel of the bars is minimal (3" max). I like the shackle method as well as was gonna go with it, but being the location of where I chose to mount the frame end of the bars is what ultimately killed the shackle design (because the shackle hung too low).
I think your going to continue to have troubles with bending problems. The way yours is designed its putting all the twisting force of the axle into one spot on the tube and it will most likely continue to bend there.
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I think your going to continue to have troubles with bending problems. The way yours is designed its putting all the twisting force of the axle into one spot on the tube and it will most likely continue to bend there.
Actually that bend was from it landing on a rock, not the torque of the axle. I know this (among other reasons) becuase there is a nice scratch in the powder coating just on the inside (the bottom) of the bend.

So I'm gonna try round two and see where it gets me.
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thanks! i like both ideas. we will see what i can come up with. both ideas should work for just 1 in the center.
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Actually that bend was from it landing on a rock, not the torque of the axle. I know this (among other reasons) becuase there is a nice scratch in the powder coating just on the inside (the bottom) of the bend.

So I'm gonna try round two and see where it gets me.
Its still that same concept the force is just applied a different way.
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i like your color scheme, it flows
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That looks great!!! I really think thats just the little touch it needed to bring it out...I love it
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love em!, any shot you could go over the pic of the sliders with microsoft paint and draw in some approximate measurements, as a kind of template? Thanks
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love em!, any shot you could go over the pic of the sliders with microsoft paint and draw in some approximate measurements, as a kind of template? Thanks
Go grab a measuring tape and measure under your cab, they will be the same measurements
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wow, i dig the blue

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Go grab a measuring tape and measure under your cab, they will be the same measurements
Yes I know it will be the same if I measure it I was being being lazy. More important question. How far do they sit from the body, and how far under the door?
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