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track bar problem

I recently installed a zone offroad 2 1/2" leveling kit.
I've got the track bar pulled in as far as it can go and the tires still stick out the passenger about 3/4" more than the drivers side.

My question is that all I'm going to be able to get out of it? This can't be normal. Or if I take it to an alignment shop are they going to be able to center it for me? Anyone else ever have this problem??

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did you buy a new adjustable track bar or are you still running the stock one?

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adjustable track bar that came with the kit. it's maxed out, can't pull it in any further.


Trans temp, egt, boost gauges
AFE Stage 2 intake
5" straight pipe exhaust
Harley Davidson headlights
Headlights and fog lights are 55w 5000K HID's
Backup lights tucked up behind rear bumper
Zone Offroad level kit
4" rear blocks
295/65R18 Goodyear Duratracs studded
Dick Cepek 2 wheels
Zoodad mod
Foil delete mod
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sometimes when you put the level on and your truck is sittin on jacks, the axle shifts. If you have a perfectly flat surface you can lower the truck and drive it slowly back and forth without the track bar on, and the axle will try to line itself up. Then you can put the track bar on. Jack the truck back up and recenter more.

I also heard youll need an alignment afterwards.

Just dont try to drive your truck around without the track bar on, I hear its pretty scary

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That's how I installed the track bar. But I had to move the steering wheel around to get it to line up. I'm going to take it to an alignment shop tomorrow, see what they say.


Trans temp, egt, boost gauges
AFE Stage 2 intake
5" straight pipe exhaust
Harley Davidson headlights
Headlights and fog lights are 55w 5000K HID's
Backup lights tucked up behind rear bumper
Zone Offroad level kit
4" rear blocks
295/65R18 Goodyear Duratracs studded
Dick Cepek 2 wheels
Zoodad mod
Foil delete mod
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I have the track bar maxed out. Its not perfect but no one will notice unless you take a tape measure to it.


Trans temp, egt, boost gauges
AFE Stage 2 intake
5" straight pipe exhaust
Harley Davidson headlights
Headlights and fog lights are 55w 5000K HID's
Backup lights tucked up behind rear bumper
Zone Offroad level kit
4" rear blocks
295/65R18 Goodyear Duratracs studded
Dick Cepek 2 wheels
Zoodad mod
Foil delete mod
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So the track bar is too long and it won't adjust down short enough?

I have the same kit and my bar isn't even adjusted all the way down. I do have an extra full-length AAL though so my ride height may be higher than yours. I did leave out 2 of the 5 plates in the zone kit though, I would have thought that would compensate for the extra full length leaf.

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Yea, to long. Im thinking about taking it off and shaving the two ends down a 1/4".

So you have a leveling kit on the front and a aal? How does it look?


Trans temp, egt, boost gauges
AFE Stage 2 intake
5" straight pipe exhaust
Harley Davidson headlights
Headlights and fog lights are 55w 5000K HID's
Backup lights tucked up behind rear bumper
Zone Offroad level kit
4" rear blocks
295/65R18 Goodyear Duratracs studded
Dick Cepek 2 wheels
Zoodad mod
Foil delete mod
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