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building a trac bar

ive been thinking about it lately and there are some nice bars/kits out there but i think i can make a good one. i was thinking of using a Johnny joint on both ends with a decent sized tube. id also make a new bracket for the frame and redo the axle one. im sure i could do this for $200. $250 max. what are your thoughts on this?

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i think the bend would be the hardest part, other than that i think it would be easy

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what if i could make a straight one?

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not sure if you could unless you where lifting the truck a bunch and didnt have to worry about clearing the diff, if you tried to put it out in front of the diff i think the geometry would be off.

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not sure if you could unless you where lifting the truck a bunch and didnt have to worry about clearing the diff, if you tried to put it out in front of the diff i think the geometry would be off.
why would the geometry be off?

either way, i know i can make a better one. ill see if i get under there and check it out. though i already thought about the bend too.

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Just remember the bar has to be as close to level as possible @ normal ride height. Youll also want to take out the springs and cycle the suspension all the way each wheel and both to be sure nothing hits/binds.

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Just remember the bar has to be as close to level as possible @ normal ride height. Youll also want to take out the springs and cycle the suspension all the way each wheel and both to be sure nothing hits/binds.
yeah, thats why i was going to make to brackets. we'll see what i come up with then i get in and look.

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If the truck is lifted its a LOT easier. Just be sure the welds are solid. nothing scarier than losing steering control of an 8000 lb truck after hitting a pothole on the highway!
But really not rocket science and should do just fine.
How do the jonny joints hold up to road grime, grease and oil?

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If the truck is lifted its a LOT easier. Just be sure the welds are solid. nothing scarier than losing steering control of an 8000 lb truck after hitting a pothole on the highway!
But really not rocket science and should do just fine.
How do the jonny joints hold up to road grime, grease and oil?
johnny joints get used a lot in links. i dont think they would have any problem standing up to the abuse.

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