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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 01:48 PM
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o3gerber - The length will make a difference if your truck is lifted versus leveled. It appears you have a standard cab long bed by the picture. I can tell you that depending on how the bars are mounted will make a difference, as I have found 60in is actually too long on a regular (or leveled height) standard cab long bed per my application. It also depends on the terminology of 60in and how that is actually measured (may vary per company). As DaveB mentioned different lengths can work as well if setup properly. Caltracs function a lot differently than most standard bars. Relevant Works Engineering

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 04:49 PM
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I've been researching this a while and I wish someone would do a diy for building bars as far as length and mounting points. If someone has dimensions I'll do a diy and post it up, just to help others out, but I don't know where to start.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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tcs'LLY thank you for the info and pionting that out about the reg cab, i can see where that might be a problem.

Is there any general info on what works better with lifted trucks? I was looking into caltracs and honestly they would work for me just fine and they are in my price range but I would rather have a set of bars, i kinda like that you can see them under there

where is the best place for the bars to mount to the frame? if i have to i will wait untill i return home and measure too see whats gonna fit. thanks for the help guys


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Caltracs are a nice product and great concept. There are a lot of mixed opinions on them mostly the noise they make for people who daily drive their truck or drive it a lot. I've not personally tried them, maybe someone who has can post more feedback. On your truck a good place to mount is right around where the frame curves upward from being horizontal. There are some body mounts where the frame is horizontal and other things in the way of getting a hand in there to tighten bolts/etc that makes it more convenient to move it back on the angled/curved part. All depends if you want to weld it on or bolt it on too. Hope that helps some...

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