This posting is almost 6 years old. I have seriously been thinking of installing a Bud Built Traction Bar to my 2002 Tacoma TRD. But I am certainly not interested in going through the nightmare 747 experienced. Does anybody know if all these issues he mentioned have been resolved with BB? JUST CURIOUS HOW THE BAR HAS HELD UP SINCE THIS POSTING.
I also read another post where someone mentioning the studs in the 3rd member stripping from stress of usage. Ruining the third member. I certainly don't need that happening while out in the boonies.
Both Pro Comp Traction bars I have on my Truck now have cracked twice where they attach at the axle. I just noticed that the 1/4" plate that goes under the leaf string that holds the bar bushing has cracked also.
I just don't want to keep installing junk that doesn't work. Or a product that can't handle the stress applied during off road excursions. Any input would be welcome prior to committing to Bud Built.
Here's a link stating the 3rd member mounting bracket cracked. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/canad...ction-bar.html