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"Meat hook" type bars-Horrible to wire???

I'm debating between bars. Both have pro's and con's....

One of the bars I'm looking at are the Buky Malo's. They obviously get great reviews and I like the look of the 1.5" bar. How horrible is it to wire? Everyone complains about the Yaffe's but I think thats because the quality isn't there and they leave burrs inside the corners. Are the Buky's that much better to wire? Does the larger bar make it any easier?

For comparison sake, the other bar I'm looking at are Carlini's, either with or without the meat hooks (Gangster Ape vs. Evil Ape). I feel they're pretty similar on quality. And from what I've seen, I think Carlini is making a 1.5" bar now but I'm pretty sure you have to call to order.

Any thoughts or pics would help? Thanks.


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If you go with the 1.5" bar it's much easier to wire then the 1.25". I wired my Buky Mad Doggers and left on the black sheathing for protection. They pulled right through... Also my Buky Bars didn't have any sharp edges inside as they ream the tubes before welding, the wires came out clean without a single nick or scuff on them...
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If you go with the 1.5" bar it's much easier to wire then the 1.25". I wired my Buky Mad Doggers and left on the black sheathing for protection. They pulled right through... Also my Buky Bars didn't have any sharp edges inside as they ream the tubes before welding, the wires came out clean without a single nick or scuff on them...

yeah, what he said. wiring up the Malo's will be a breeze.
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and from what everyone says... I should be able to do the 12" and have plenty of wire and cable? I was planning on buying the SE TBW wet to get rid of the "green connector" everyone talks of.

Do I need anything else? Is it that easy?


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yeah, what he said. wiring up the Malo's will be a breeze.
I knew sdlakerfan would've chimed in on this!! HA HA HA! One of the reasons I went with the Malo's.

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Do I need anything else? Is it that easy?
In addition to the SE TBW I'd recommend using chain to pull wires through. Hopefully these links work for you. The videos below are what convinced me to use chain and after doing it I can't imagine using anything else given how hard I had to tug on the wires to get them through. Granted my bars weren't 1.5" like the ones you plan to get, so hopefully that will be a bit easier for you.

http://youtu.be/PZDipsxAuVY

http://youtu.be/na_ZvrLCaJ8




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I knew sdlakerfan would've chimed in on this!! HA HA HA! One of the reasons I went with the Malo's.
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My Malos don't have hooks, but the 1.5 diameter and the quality inside of Buky Bars are incomparable to anything I have ever seen. I don't think it will be a single problem.


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I knew sdlakerfan would've chimed in on this!! HA HA HA! One of the reasons I went with the Malo's.
I think he's got some stock in Buky or something.


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In addition to the SE TBW I'd recommend using chain to pull wires through. Hopefully these links work for you. The videos below are what convinced me to use chain and after doing it I can't imagine using anything else given how hard I had to tug on the wires to get them through. Granted my bars weren't 1.5" like the ones you plan to get, so hopefully that will be a bit easier for you.

http://youtu.be/PZDipsxAuVY

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Thanks for the links to the videos!!! I never thought of using a chain. They made that look easy as hell.


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