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Old 02-08-2010, 07:28 PM
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Front leveling kit.. Help!!

I'm looking at this 2.5 leveling kit on ebay for 35 bucks but then i ran across this one, and it says that with just the leveling kit your axle will shift, has anybody ever really had this happen?? the cheap one is the same stuff just no track bar.. how important is that trackbar really??
FORD F250 F350 LEVELING LIFT KIT 2.5" 2005-2010 : eBay Motors (item 250573861572 end time Feb-09-10 06:43:41 PST)
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The axle will shift. It does this now as you go over bumps on the road. With the leveling kit in and nothing else, your steering wheel will no longer line up. You can put those trac bar bracket spacers in, that should correct it.
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I would never space a track bar bracket...get a adj bar or a kit with the correct drop bracket...
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well caryt must be loaded or something..... haha but i just put the one with the track bar spacer on and the axle stayed the same. if you can keep it the same with no problems for half the money go for it
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Cary T is more right than you think.

While the adjustable track arm and track arm mount spacers ultimately achieve the same end, there is a difference. These trucks exert a significant amount of force on the track arm and track arm mounts. The spacers lower the upper track arm bracket away from the frame, which puts exponentially more stress the mounting bolts (think of carrying a 12 pack. It's easy when carried close to your body versus with your arm partially of fully extended out to the side).

If the track arm system fails while driving the truck will be very difficult to control - and death wobble is certain. For me and my $50K truck, I'm going the safest route possible.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:22 AM
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well im pretty good at carring a 12, i can hold it how ever i want.... haha i get it but the spacers do have a good bit of surface area. i would rather space the track bar than the wheels that have spacers on a 7500 pound truck... to me that is where people r going wrong.... that is alot of extra stress on the wheel studs. but to each there on and im not saying u have them. just i see some do and just dont understand
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i bought the 2.5" leveling kit with the trac bar spacers and ended up with the deth wobble. just thought i'd mention it. my new trac bar is arriving today. i'll let you knwo if the problem is fixed after ward. -JRB
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We had the trac bar spacers on several different trucks and no death wobble. Skanj0 I realize that it's not the "proper" way to do this, but I think you're looking at those stresses all wrong. Spacers are free for me... trac bars are $200+....
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