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Old 05-21-2012, 03:17 AM
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Hi everyone I just stuck my new 8" super lift kit on my e99 f250 4x4 truck and I get everything on just fine but my track bar does not reach my new track bar bracket, it's about 3/4 of a inch off from the hole, I've tried jacking the axle up to compress the springs and still nothing. Really need to figure this out it's my only vehicle thanks
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:21 AM
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Is the axle centered side to side? I don't really think you can install the springs wrong on the axle but its a thought.
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I'm pretty positive my springs are on right and they look pretty dang close to center on the axles platflorm for the springs, the nipples are all in the holes so can't be really off
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arn't the track bars with lift kits adjustable? Shouldn't you be able to just lenthen/shorten the track bar with the adjustment sleave?
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In the directions with the part list the only thing that was included for track bar is the new upper bracket, I'm waiting for superlift to open so I can call them and ask but I'm tired of this, I waited 3 months to even get my lift kit from superlift.
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i have had to use a cum-a-long attached to frame and the pass side spring and pull the axle over
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i have had to use a cum-a-long attached to frame and the pass side spring and pull the axle over
I find that hard to believe, is that what Superlift told you to do?!?! I wouldn't want every thing to start out on a bind, is the track bar it self not adjustable? I would think there would be an adjustment sleave to allow it to lenthen... forceing the axle that much will cause it to be off center.
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well, in theory everything should line up. But the leafs can be at a funny angle, Moving the whole axle a small mount like that does not take too much force. It wont cause things to bind. Then the only way to tell is to put it on an alignment machine to check all 4 wheels.
I have changed just a leaf spring and had to use a tool to pull the springs closer together to fit them into the locking pins on the diff.
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i have had to use a cum-a-long attached to frame and the pass side spring and pull the axle over
Actually I just talked to superlift and they told me to do this, cuz since my springs are still brand new it'll take some time for them to sink in place
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I guess with a 8" lift it's not going to be as much of an issue, but I sure didn't want to move mine the 1/2" it was off when I put the add a leaf in the front last year... hope you get it... post some pics of the truck when you're done, lift really sets these trucks just right!
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