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Old 04-03-2010, 05:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ladder Bar Schooling

I am in need of some rear axle stabilization for when I decide to hitch up to a heavy load an accelerate quickly. I know I need ladder bars or some sort of stabilizer bar but unsure of I should go with the traditional ladder bar design or just with a 4-5 ft section of Dom welded to the axle an secured to the frame with a Heim joint.
Not a fabricator by any means so some basic ideas would be of great help
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Old 04-04-2010, 01:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My buddys got a 78 with some significant power from his motor he got 2 pieces of dom 2" and put heims under axle and up on frame works 100% with hook ups and traction. Npo axle wrap anymore
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Here's one I built yesterday. The shacklel in the front allows the bar to move forward and backwards as the springs change length under different loads.

I would not just weld tubing to the axle and attach at the end. There are several vendors like blue torch fab and others that supply DIY brackets and such that can be used to put something together if you don't have all the fab tools required.


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Are they going on your 96 F350? Ive got some full size truck ladder bars I need to sell, but mounting brackets would need to be fabricated. PM me and ill see if i can send some pictures.
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Bars are goin on my F350, I havent noticed alot of axle wrap but id like to never find out what breaks if it does begin to wrap under load.
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