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Guys, I finally got around to installing my PMF traction bars last night. YES, pics will come

It had the Ballistic joints on the frame side and Polly joints on the axle side.

What lube and where do i find it for the poly joint?
(Prothane Industries gets $46 for a tube of their lubricant):eek::eek::eek:

Can I uses standard grease on the Ballistic joint?
 

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Honestly I just used some synthetic all purpose auto grease. Not saying it was right but haven't had any issues and it was suggested to me by the guy at work in charge of lubing all of our equipment. Had good luck with it so far.
 

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Yeah, I am not going to ruin $35 joints with the wrong grease
 

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Understandable. Hit me up if you find out the best to use, I'll clean mine out and replace it. What did you use for the rear ones?
 

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As of right now I have put no grease in. I want to use the right stuff. I am pretty sure Lucas Extra Tacky will be fine for the Ballistic joint,

I emailed Ballistic to see what they say as well
 

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Trevor, use this in both the front and rear?
 

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I ordered that SuperLube, thanks Trevor.

These are the stage 2 design, BOLT on axle mount(replaces stock u-bolts and top sling plate and does reverse u-bolts and bottom plate)
From a mounts bolt on w (4) 1/2 grade 8 bolts. I decided to go with no gussets



No more shutter what so ever at take off. I have not hooked to the trailer yet, but I am pretty confident it will not beet there either.

I have to give Trevor credit. He does some FINE work.
Also the satin Powdercoat matches my tractor lo glare black about perfect

On to the pics. Sorry about being dark. Kinda overcast today But I wanted to get some pics after my test drive.
Passenger axle mount, looking from the drivers rear of the truck


Drivers axle mount looking from rear


Driver axle mount looking from passenger rear


Passengers axle mount looking from rear


Passenger frame mount(I have the mounts reversed due to my step mounts)






Drivers frame mount(again, I have the frame mounts flip flopped due to my step mounts)





Drivers axle mout from front


Passenger side(original set up)


Passenger side (new setup)
 

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Yep looks awesome, any tangible driving feedback just yet?
 

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So clean under there brad.... whats your secret?
 

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Yep looks awesome, any tangible driving feedback just yet?
No more shutter, just nice and smooth

As for keeping it clean, that is filthy. Truck hasnt been washed in weeks:(

As for keeping it when going to SRW, absolutely
 

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Cool stuff Brad!
 

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No more shutter, just nice and smooth

As for keeping it clean, that is filthy. Truck hasnt been washed in weeks:(

As for keeping it when going to SRW, absolutely
Did you have a bit of a shudder/shake during takeoff? Mine does this as well, I read it may be the driveshaft carrier bearing (or whatever its called) instead though, hopefully when I get around to installing my bars it'll smooth out like your. Nice work!
 

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I just did DIY traction bars and the difference with the truck is amazing. I couldnt believe it.
 

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Yes, my truck has a carrier bearing.

Truck had a noticeable shutter in 1st and 2nd. REALLY bad with the trailer.
 
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