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who has built ther own ladder bars

for the guys who have built ther own ladder bars did you guys use solid bars or hollow tubs and if posible can I see some pics of them and how they are atached to the frame and axle also do they have to move at the frame or can they be bolted solid I am wanting to build my own set but want some ideas before I get started thanks and if any body has built a set for the front that wold be great

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I built my owb with 1.25in. scedual 80 tubeing, unless you are only going to be pulling with them and not running on the street I think a schackle is nessacary on ladderbars




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a shackle is a must for street use

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[QUOTE=pontiacross;659126]I built my owb with 1.25in. scedual 80 tubeing, unless you are only going to be pulling with them and not running on the street I think a schackle is nessacary on ladderbars



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so will they help with anything other than sled pulling and do you have any on the front thanks

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It was basicly impossible to do a burnout with my truck becasue it wheel hopped so bad. after I built the ladder bars it dosent event wiggle while spinning the tires. I love em.

I havent got any on the front yet but I have been thinking about it. if I do them they will probably be the single bar stile with no schakle, and I will remove them when not pulling.

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so if I did just one single 1.5'' solid bar do you think that wold be strong enogh for every day driving and a sled pull every now and then

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so if I did just one single 1.5'' solid bar do you think that wold be strong enogh for every day driving and a sled pull every now and then
wow, heavy! It would work but I think some thick wall tube would be better, at least 1/4'' wall. Depends on how far you want to get into the pulling deal. Like my truck, that about all it does is pull the sled. I'm runing a single tube-bar 2 1/8'', 5/16 wall, with no shackle and cat. "0" top link ends off of a 3 poit hitch. Don't use cat. "0" use atleast a cat. "1" top link. The cat. "0" is a little small, Ive been a few times by them befor, i got them fixed now tho. If you want some pic's, PM me. For some reason I cant get pics to load on a thread.

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wow, heavy! It would work but I think some thick wall tube would be better, at least 1/4'' wall. Depends on how far you want to get into the pulling deal. Like my truck, that about all it does is pull the sled. I'm runing a single tube-bar 2 1/8'', 5/16 wall, with no shackle and cat. "0" top link ends off of a 3 poit hitch. Don't use cat. "0" use atleast a cat. "1" top link. The cat. "0" is a little small, Ive been a few times by them befor, i got them fixed now tho. If you want some pic's, PM me. For some reason I cant get pics to load on a thread.

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I bought an adjustable link at the local farm and home store and then cut it up to make mine.
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