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Icon5 pro comp traction bars!?

I found explorer Pro comp traction bars that supposibly would work for a 1998-2007 ford ranger it doesnt specify between 4x4 or 4x2 and they cost a good bit... but would that realy work???
they are on stuffforyourranger.com

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Yea i've been lookin at those recently. Its not easy to run a james duff on my truck so these seem to be the alternative. From what I have read they are pretty darn good but the price deters alot of people. When I had searched the RF archives there was atleast two people who had them on there trucks.
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I've heard great results from the JD traction bars and they cost under a 100 bucks.
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well not only do these look good but they would be most likely be a amazing differnce in traction control and the james duff traction bars.. the one similar to these wouldnt work with a 2000 model ranger...

or would they?
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Yeah they would. Theres no difference between my 04 and your 2000 in the suspension department. Well in the front there is but not in the rear. I don't know if the JD ones work with a 7.5 though, your going to a 8.8 though aren't you?
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IMO, they would get hung up on objects like tree stumps or rocks if you ever go off roading. But if you want that prerunner look and go jump some 20ft sand dunes then go for it. For me when I get my explorer axle swaped in with 6" skyjacker leaf springs to replace the block and aal, I'm going to go with the James Duff Traction Bar. It's works the same way just flipped upside down and allows more ground clearance, and the price is damn good. Everyone that I have read or talked to here on the forums that have the James Duff have nothing but good comments to say about it. Just my .02 cents.
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ya a 28 spline or 31 i know the explorer and the ranger 8.8's are differnt but ill propbly end up with a 28 spline ranger 8.8
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ya i feel the same way im just wondering if the one under leafs are better or are the traction bars over leafs better
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ya i feel the same way im just wondering if the one under leafs are better or are the traction bars over leafs better
The Pro Comps are for extreme/serious horsepower trucks. I think its overkill on our trucks.
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well they would be fine if we all had the money for a 302... lol oo btw your truck looks good 04 get some 35's
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Nah no 35s for a while, I'm lovin gettin 18mpg with 32s. I'll wait until I can change my gears as well.
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ya im in the slow process of saving... and trying to find a complete bolt on 8.8 rearend cuz i truely dont need a explorer rearend only thing ive found thats cheap is the guy whos gonna install my gears and hes only charging 250$
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Get the JD bars. Theyre way cheaper and dont hang under the truck. I couldnt be happier with how they improved my trucks handling.
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$400 for bars that help that little wheel hop you have now. $300 more than the bars that Duff makes. $400 for bars that get in the way majorly from what it looks like.

imo...don't do it.




BTW...I'm not doggin' Wayne from Underdog, he's agreat guy...imo...crappy product for me.
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