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track bar bracket for 2.5 level needed

I just bought a 2012 f350 and have 325/60/20 tires on it now. The dealer threw in a readylift 2.5 kit as the rear sits 2 inches high. it is the kit without the track bar bracket. do I need it? the bracket is 229 by itself.all im adding are 5100's and a dual steering stabilizer not looking to do any other mods whatsoever but just want it to be as safe as possible.

what difference does the camper package make as far as ordering shocks? does it make it sit higher or is it just an added leaf?


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I'm pretty sure the track bar bracket (you don't specify where you are getting this) is for bigger lifts that also include a drop pitman arm. If you drop the track bar and not the pitman you'll have messed up the geometry and get bump steer.

When I leveled my front I used the Icon springs and their adjustable track bar...it needed to be quite a bit longer than stock to center the front end.

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I just bought a 2012 f350 and have 325/60/20 tires on it now. The dealer threw in a readylift 2.5 kit as the rear sits 2 inches high. it is the kit without the track bar bracket. do I need it? the bracket is 229 by itself.all im adding are 5100's and a dual steering stabilizer not looking to do any other mods whatsoever but just want it to be as safe as possible.

what difference does the camper package make as far as ordering shocks? does it make it sit higher or is it just an added leaf?
you should definitely get a drop bracket or adjustable track bar. When you lift the front of your truck two and a half inches the entire axle get shifted three quarters of an inch. so when you look straight down your truck from the front one wheel will be poking out an inch and a half farther than the other wheel.

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I will get one for sure. Thank you


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Amazon has it under $200.


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The picture on the site is wrong. I just got one last week. It was $160 or so.


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We I redress and paid 229 but I'm in Canada so the price of thing in the u.s , you can almost tack on 50 percent or more buy the timer I get it. Thanx for the heads up though


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We I redress and paid 229 but I'm in Canada so the price of thing in the u.s , you can almost tack on 50 percent or more buy the timer I get it. Thanx for the heads up though
Did you get it installed and aligned? where are the pics?

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I put a 3" leveling kit on with no track bar drop bracket or pitman arm and now my truck is very wierd steering. Going to buy PMF extended track bar and adjustable 3 link radius arms. Then ill be able to adjust axle back to stock geometry. Find a drop pitman arm from somewhere. Anyone have a sugestion for Drop pitman arm company?

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I put a 3" leveling kit on with no track bar drop bracket or pitman arm and now my truck is very wierd steering. Going to buy PMF extended track bar and adjustable 3 link radius arms. Then ill be able to adjust axle back to stock geometry. Find a drop pitman arm from somewhere. Anyone have a sugestion for Drop pitman arm company?
Did you do anything the correct the caster? If not I would start with some 1.5 degree caster cams and an adjustable track bar.



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