A few years back a friend of mine built a truck called Tiny. He did all of the work himself. I've helped him out here and there off and on but for the most part it's all been him . It's become pretty well known and it's loved or hated. No in between. It grabs your attention that's for sure. Anyway about a year or two ago he decided to let me touch it again and it was time to upgrade his trac bars. The current ones were made from PA tractor links. Although they worked and had never failed he was tired of the clanking and sloppy loose ride. (actually he didn't even know he just thought it was time for new ones before the old ones broke) The tractor links are naturally sloppy and allowed the truck to wobble back and forth which in turn crushed his shocks etc... Time for some EMF rod end magic
First off fit the thing in the shop
I usually would cut everything off but Waylon likes his truck the way it is so I worked with it. Re-enforcing the oold braket holes etc..
Ordinarily I would use medium or large rod ends on a job like this but Waylon likes to keep the budget on the low and insisted the tractor joints did fine so we used our small 7/8 rod end.
I'll admit I was a little worried. He is running psi diffs and 70" plus tires. Thats a lot of weight to control. But Waylon is pretty stubborn.