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Chassis Engineering has come out with what they call "Outlaw Bars". And by looking at them, I want to built a set.

My question is this: With not reinforcement between the upper and lower bars, is it still safe to make these out of mild steel?

 

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Could make the lower bar out of 1 1/4 to be safe without adding much weight. That's the one that would bend if at all.
 

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Why do you want the the 2 piece ladder bar.
I want to replace the non-adjustable ladder bars on the truck for next year. I don't need the weld-on brackets and nobody states the bolt spacing at the diff. Am I correct in assuming that not all the manufacturers use the same "bolt pattern"? With these bars, I can spread them out or in to fit my existing brackets.
 

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Agree with go bigger & thicker wall on bottom bar. On my 4 link car, the bottoms had to be upgraded due to damage from power level.

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It would be cheaper to convert your non adjustable to an adjustable ladder bar.

My only concern with that type of bar is that preload adjustments are made with the upper bar. using a set of standard ladder bar brackets and an upper adjuster will make much larger changes to the wheel base as you make adjustments , than if you are adjusting the preload from the lower bar.
 
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