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post #1 of 8 Old 02-24-2014, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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2011 F250

Track bar bolt Help 30MM one for the drop down bracket.

Need some input on how to get the track bar bolt loose. I have tried and tried to get it off with my impact gun and it will not move. I tried a breaker bar still nothing. I have let it soak with PB blaster on it as well.

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The 30mm bolts suck.....I used a 3/4 breaker bar and a 3/4 impact socket w/ a 4' cheater to break it loose....I ended up jumping on it to break it free....im 6-4 260 so it takes a lot.....re-torqing is worse than breaking them loose just an fyi--I forget the torq specs but ur eyes will be bugging to even get close to the specs. Be glad you arent doing the 30mm ones on the front of the rear leaf springs....just as tight and no room to get to them esp on the driver side! Good luck!!!

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I put mine on like a year ago I just can't remember any bolts being that hard. The hardest for me was the pittman arm nut and getting the arm off.

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Yeah I don't remember anything super tight...and I just did mine around two weeks ago. But I didn't take the Pitman off...I just worked around it.

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Yeah I don't remember anything super tight...and I just did mine around two weeks ago. But I didn't take the Pitman off...I just worked around it.
That's because yours didn't come with a drop pittman arm to replace the stock one, but yours did come with the drop trac bar bracket. That's the one they're talking about.

I'll have to look at mine again though, I don't remember a bolt that big.

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That's because yours didn't come with a drop pittman arm to replace the stock one, but yours did come with the drop trac bar bracket. That's the one they're talking about.

I'll have to look at mine again though, I don't remember a bolt that big.

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I believe the OP is installing the same kit as mine. The Pitman arm & steering drag link connection is suggested to be removed for clearance to remove upper track bar bolts (3) and install the drop bracket (on my kit). I left it alone and just worked around it.

The 30mm is the track bar frame bracket connection...wasn't horribly tight for me...but I accessed it from the driver's wheel well I think.

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Track Bar bolt was a beast. Just installed my pure kit. Used a 3/4" breaker bar with at least a 4' heavy pipe to break it free. Tried heating it with an oxy/acetylene torch and impact it off with no luck. And my truck only has 5500mi.

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I just did a 2011 4.5" kit. All the bolts zipped right out with my IR 1/2" impact. Only thing that took some time was removing the pitman arm from the sector shaft.

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