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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-24-2010, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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I finally got around to building my traction bars. I bought the materials from Ballistic Fabrication. I painted last night so hopefully in the next few days I will have installed pics. Here are some for now though, sorry about the crappy cell-phone pics:







1999 Ford F250 with 2004 Cummins backed by a BTS transmission. FASS 150/150, ARP head studs, ATS exhaust manifold, Hellman Fuel Sump, Hellman intake manifold, Hellman fuel bowl delete, Smarty Revo SW#9, Hydraulic assist, Custom traction bars
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What size is that tubing?


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Ballistic has some good stuff.
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I used 5 ft. of 1.5" ID by 2.25" OD (0.375" wall) for each link. The links are 64.5" center to center.

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you should hold one of ballistics 3" joints. pretty bad ass
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I am waiting on misalignment spacers then I can install the bars, but everything is ready to go.




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youre still rockin stock wheels and tires?

BTW, you gonna be at the Ennis race in 2 weeks?

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So did you just drill the frame where the mounts needed to go? Thanks

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Yes, I am still rockin' stockers... I know....it's sad. Hopefully new wheels are tires will be an option this year.

I am in Rockport now, so no plans to go to Ennis this year. I lived down the road for a few months from the Ennis track, though, sweet set-up. I assume you guys are going? Curt and I should be at heat wave. Have you been to any of the diesel shootouts in Houston?

Yes I drilled the frame for the upper mounts. Just below the mount for the gas tank strap. I put a block of wood in the frame so I wouldn't poke a hole in the fuel tank, brake line or vent line that is in the frame rail. I used a step bit since it is short for the upper bolts, then the lower bolts just a standard 1/2" drill bit.

The lower axle mounts could be easily modified to use u-bolts, so it wouldn't have to be welded on.

Hardest part was figuring what length and making it work due to the mounting issues with the fuel tank, lines and wiring in the frame rail. I drew a lot of cirles on my concrete to be sure my links will flex with my leaf springs, then ended up using Autocad to be sure.

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You living in Rockport these days? Back close to the beach i bet youre diggin that.

We're gonna try to make heatwave, havent gone in a few years. Ive also been trying to make some of the shootouts in houston but they always seem to fall on weekends we have the local mud drags.

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