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ladder/traction bars

It has been a while since my last post. I have been pretty busy. I noticed the other day that I have some pretty bad axle wrap and I need to correct this issue. I was looking into traction bars, but they seem to restrict the articulation, but it seems that no one makes a true ladder bar for the newer
2nd gen trucks, due to the factory sway bar. Is the sway bar really needed if you run ladder bars? If so, Maybe I could run traction bars with a hinged front joint. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for such a long post.

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i dont see why you need a sway bar. a lot of the newer fords dont have them. i know mine doesnt and it doesnt affect anything unless i have a high load in the bed.

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rear sway bar makes a big difference when hauling heavy......takes alot fo sway out of bumper pull trailers. but a good solid ladder bar setup will act like a sway bar to.

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The closer you can get the traction bar to match the arc of the springs as they compress and extend, the less binding you will have with them. Generally speaking, matching the angle of the drive shaft will get you close to this. The drive shaft is designed and run at the angles it is, to use the slip joint as little as possible under normal and basic articulation. This limits the wear on it. So matching that angle will put you near the angle you want for a traction bar.

For my regular cab long box truck, it seems as though a traction bar that is 60" eye to eye mounted to a bracket on the lower shock mounts at the bottom of the axle and to the frame on the other end is about right. Still building them, but I will let you know how they work when I finally get them all buttoned up.
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Would you post some pics when you get them done?

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Does anyone know of a manufacture that sells a kit or anything?
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There are a few for traction bars, but as for ladder bars they do not make them for 2nd gens. You can check out lazar smith, but that style would be easy to build and a lot cheaper.

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I will for sure. I am going to get them all tacked up next week.
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Generally speaking, how does the ride change?
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