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I have heard that ladder bars are not a good choice for a tow rig. Why is that? If they are indeed a bad choice what form of traction control should I build?
 

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ladder bars alone would be bad as they would cause binding in the suspension. ladder bars with a shackle would be better as they will allow the suspension to still move but will control axle wrap and wheel hop.

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fully linked rear? as in remove leaf springs?

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No, either a single center link or a set of links on both sides working in conjunction with the leaf springs.
 

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i dont understand. are you talking about a traction bar? that would be a single link.

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with the torque and load, i dont think that would be sufficient.

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If I went that route it would have been much larger. On a six cylinder trail truck, that was enough. No, I think I have decided on a shackle ladder bar set up instead.
 

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If I went that route it would have been much larger. On a six cylinder trail truck, that was enough. No, I think I have decided on a shackle ladder bar set up instead.
good choice. remember, traction bars are good long. ladder bars are good short.

2-3ft is a good length.

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