There isnt much room on the axle tube for that type of device that I could see, besides, the bars dont hang down mush lower than the gas tank and DS anyway. I do see yoru point but its going to be a tow rig for my jeep anyway.Big Joe SS/T said:i think the cleanest install would have been a wish bone setup over the axle welded to the gas tank x member. it would be out of sight and out of the way of rocks and stuff.
Was there a big difference in flex/articulation from before and after you installed these bars?scorpion2500 said:The steel was about 50 bucks shipped for two 72" sticks.
The wheel hop is gone and bushings are polyurethane so they are pretty stiff. I chose the frame cross member to weld the upper tabs to because it could be removed for welding and it looked to be an appropriate distance from the axle. The lower mount location was chosen due to passenger side clearance issues. The shock mount forced me to turn the mount vertical so it fit. I will post a picture tonight.
I Flexed the truck on a dirt pile right after the install and there was no binding or clearance issues with the bars.