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Old 04-22-2011, 11:55 PM
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I have a 76 Ford F-150 2wd that has been lowered 3 inches. Relatively new spring packs. 460/c6, 3.50 posi. The truck has been lightened with fiberglass doors, front and rear fenders. I need to do something to keep the rear wheels on the pavement. I know this sounds silly, but last fall, I got stuck on wet grass in the front yard.

I am unable to find a set of slapper bars that work. I'm willing to do the fabrication necessary, but have been unable to find a good plan for a 4 link. From what I've gathered here, doesn't sound like ladder bars are the way to go.

Any other ideas I'm missing? Any plans out there?

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Old 04-23-2011, 07:03 AM
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not sure if what your calling slapper bars are what i call tractions bars but they help to reduce wheel hop and such? might help
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I need to do something to keep the rear wheels on the pavement. I know this sounds silly, but last fall, I got stuck on wet grass in the front yard.

Any other ideas I'm missing? Any plans out there?
Yeah, keep off the grass!

Do a search in the wrecking yards. A lot of older ford trucks came with posi rear ends. I had a 67 that would chase 4x4's through the mud and the woods so I know their out there.
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not sure if what your calling slapper bars are what i call tractions bars but they help to reduce wheel hop and such? might help
Same thing. They are not available for my truck and the universal ones won't fit because of the axle location under the springs.
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Yeah, keep off the grass!

Do a search in the wrecking yards. A lot of older ford trucks came with posi rear ends. I had a 67 that would chase 4x4's through the mud and the woods so I know their out there.
Already have posi.
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Check out www.totalcontrolproducts.com Looks like you still have good ground clearance, 1 link, and it's kind of not noticeable (stealthy).
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