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Old 01-26-2010, 10:12 AM
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Tracbar Question?

Long time reader here, first time posting. I have a 2005 F250 (4X4 Super Duty Crew Cab) with a Bilstein leveling kit (coil spring kit) in the front and a skyjacker 1" add a leaf in the rear. My tires are 295/70/R18 and I have a slight wandering to the left when driving. When you look down the side of the truck from the rear, my drivers' side tire clearly sticks out more than the passenger side. I understand this is normal when lifting but I have not found much on this problem when leveling. I did not measure the height before I put the leveling kit in, but I think it raised the front more than 2 1/4" like it claimed it would.

I have no wobble or shimmy with just a Rancho (stock replacement location) steering stabilizer.

My question is this: Do I need a trackbar drop bracket to force the front axel back to center with the stock trackbar? Or, do I need an adjustable trackbar and keep the stock trackbar bracket in place?


Thanks in advance, you have all gotten me this far. I just want my truck to be safe and drive like it did before the mods, except bigger and meaner, ofcourse.

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Old 01-26-2010, 10:14 AM
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Adjustable trac bar will solve your problem. No need for a drop bracket at only 2" of lift.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:15 PM
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Long time reader here, first time posting. I have a 2005 F250 (4X4 Super Duty Crew Cab) with a Bilstein leveling kit (coil spring kit) in the front and a skyjacker 1" add a leaf in the rear. My tires are 295/70/R18 and I have a slight wandering to the left when driving. When you look down the side of the truck from the rear, my drivers' side tire clearly sticks out more than the passenger side. I understand this is normal when lifting but I have not found much on this problem when leveling. I did not measure the height before I put the leveling kit in, but I think it raised the front more than 2 1/4" like it claimed it would.

I have no wobble or shimmy with just a Rancho (stock replacement location) steering stabilizer.

My question is this: Do I need a tracbar drop bracket to force the front axel back to center with the stock tracbar? Or, do I need an adjustable tracbar and keep the stock tracbar bracket in place?


Thanks in advance, you have all gotten me this far. I just want my truck to be safe and drive like it did before the mods, except bigger and meaner, ofcourse.
I have the exact same problem you describe. Looked to me the adjustable bar is the best fix. I just have to wait till the tax man is happy before I can get that expensive thing!
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Been there - done that. Adjustable track bar will solve the problem.
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You don't get Castor shims with the Bilstein kit Thats your problem with the wobble. A adj track bar is needed to recenter the axle after the lift. Dual steering stabilizers are recommended.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:29 PM
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Thanks for the responses. I ordered an Icon adjustable trackbar. Here are some pictures of the problem. Maybe the pictures will help someone else when they search for this issue.

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Old 01-28-2010, 07:15 AM
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they are right... either adj. track bar or relocate kit. My 04 levelling kit (spring remounts from fabtec) came with a relocate kit.
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I got the track bar put on and got an alignment. Solved the problem completely. Here is a pic of the front end now. Drives like stock again, the steering wheel tightened up big time.

Also, I thought I would mention that I found the ICON adjustable track bar for 275.00 shipped from KLM Performance. It was not only on sale but I ordered it at 11:00 p.m. and had a tracking # for it by 9:00 a.m. the next day. Awesome deal!

Thank you all for the help.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:15 PM
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i welded my track bar to fit after i lifted it measured and added to it . worked perfect and free lol
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:26 AM
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That's great to hear elwood. I'll definately be making this investment now since it solved your problem.
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