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What is the bar? - pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by docgab, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. docgab

    docgab 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Greetings all,
    Please excuse my ignorance, but I promise I am trying to pick stuff up as quickly as I can!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif I would like to know what these bars that run underneath my axles are:

    front-
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    and rear -
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    If I don't need them , I am going to take them off as the front bar is hitting my front passenger u-bolt and it has ground a bit:

    [​IMG]

    All help is much appreciated!!
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    Cheapa** axle trusses. Not exactly a help since they ain't exactly "built" to handle the stresses.
     
  3. docgab

    docgab 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Cheapa** axle trusses. Not exactly a help since they ain't exactly "built" to handle the stresses.

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    Thanks for the quick reply!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Since I don't do much wheeling as of right now, am I safe in assuming I don't need the extra "protection" from these high quality trusses? /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif It is no problem if I remove them? Thanks again!
     
  4. outlaw612

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    Yep, Bubba is correct. I would just cut them off.
     
  5. cegusman

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    Rip that sh!t out. It is not needed.
     
  6. zakk

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    Rip that sh!t out. It is not needed.

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    unless you have a need for anchor points:D
     
  7. docgab

    docgab 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Sweet! Thanks all for your replies. It is much appreciated!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. Blazinaire

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    I know that everyone here has already disagreed with me but... trusses are your friends. Well at least they can be if your truck EVER leaves the ground. I have trusses front and rear underneath the axles and on top of the rear axle to reinforce the housings for hard landings. If you plan to keep your wheels on the ground, ditch them, they do tend to drag and get bent when crawling. They shouldn't be rubbing on the front axle shafts under any circumstances though.
     

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