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SKY Manufacturing 88-04 Ford Dual Link Traction Bar System
Made 100% in the USA
What it is: A traction bar system designed for function and looks. Put lost power to the ground!
What it does: Helps eliminate axle wrap in stock to highly modified trucks. High horse power motors, big lifts, and soft suspensions all benefit from a traction bar system.
What it fits: Kit is based on 88-97 Ford trucks, 99-04 Super duty F-250 F-350 Excursion, though it will fit many others. Axle brackets are designed around a 3.5 inch axle tube.
What it includes: 2 non triangulated traction bars, 1 per side of the vehicle, 2 bolt on frame brackets, and 2 weld on axle brackets. Kit traction bars are based on vehicle length.
Sky's Traction bar kit will help many vehicles by controlling the wrap of the axle, and fatigue on the leaf springs. Traction bars can save fuel by getting power to the ground, restores traction by not allowing leaf twist. They can even help save tires by less slip on the road under take off, such as hard acceleration from a stop light.
Design of the system is slightly unique as the bars are moved outside the frame in order to line up directly under the leaf springs. This helps control axle walk common to single bar systems mounted under the frame and inside the leaf springs.
Bars use polyurethane bushings and 9/16ths bolts. Brackets are laser cut CNC formed a36 PO steel in 1/4 and 3/16ths thickness. Link bars are 2" x .120 round tube with 2.25 x.250 wall DOM bushing casings.
PowderCoat is only offered on the traction bars, brackets are not powdercoated because they can be welded to the frame.
The bars are super simple, and really they don't have a set perfect 1 way fits all install. Basically I bolt everything together, use a jack on the rear axle side of the brackets to hold them to the axle, should be vertical, hanging below the axle. I weld those on first, using an angle finder to insure they are the same. Then the upper brackets simply slide on the frame, mark your holes, drill and bolt or weld. This must be done under weight of the truck, other wise the axle will not be positioned correctly.
**Traction bars are built to order, allow 1 week for fab, additional week for powder coat.**