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post #1 of 5 Old 04-21-2010, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Dana 60 high steer???

So I've lifted the front of my truck 7" from were it was with the sagging dana 50 when I started.


And now the only problem I can see is with my drag link (stock F350), and the panhard (track) bar. The track bar will actually contact the mount on the axle when the truck is off the ground. And it is causing some creeking (it is not level.) in the suspension over bumps.

So I was told the other day to completely remove the track bar, and convert to a high steer kit. Will this not cause the truck to have the "death wobble"??? It has a rever shackle kit (sky), and super duty springs (with an extra spring pack)

I was considering this kit from Sky:


Dana 60 Steering Kit - Sky's Off-road Design


Will this eliminate the need for the track bar. Or should I just remount the track bar. Or I was even considering trying to do a watts link....
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I think that the tracking arm is necessary, to keep the front end from moving laterally, however, the tracking bar mount will need to be dropped. you can get a drop bracket from skyjacker and other manufacturers.

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The track bar isn't necessary as long as you are running leaf springs. The leaves will keep the axle located both laterally and longitudinally. I would just remove it and drive cautiously on backroads to make sure I was happy with the ride quality. This is free, and if you don't like how it rides, then follow the avenue you already have planned.

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I do like that sky kit !! I would not eliminate the tracking bar, I would do whatever mods necessary to make it work, because without it , there will be a lot more lateral pressure on your shackles and bushings. They will wear faster, and create a sloppy front end. That is just my opinion.

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Track bar is a must on these trucks..if you have any spring flex at all.
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