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post #1 of 4 Old 08-06-2006, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Suspension 2" front lift

Hey guys, just a quick quesiton, I want to add 2" to the front of my F-250 4x4 to level it out some, I have seen the add a leaf springs to do this, but I also have seen that stablizer bar or maybe its called track bar thing setup in jegs because someone said if you add 2" to the front you have to have that bar because your front axle shifts over too much? Any help would be appreciated.

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Are you talking about a panhard or trac bar? If so, I dont believe you need to add one for this small amount of lift. You will need to get an alignment, as the steering geometry is what changes, not the position of the axle under the truck. Trac bars are used more commonly for coil sprung, 3 or 4 link suspensions, not leaf sprung vehicles.
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I am not sure of its exact name I just had someone show me it on his truck and said it needed to be added if you added 2" of lift to the front not to throw the axle alignment off. I questioned that because it does not seem as it would but im no expert, i was going to throw in 2" lift blocks for the time being until I decide on what size lift I wanted in the future. Would the 2" lift blocks work just as good as the add a leafs?

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Blocks work, but are not as good as springs, IMO. Blocks will help contribute to axle wrap, and bump steer. They move the axle further away from the center of the spring adding leverage when torque is applied to the wheels, forcing the spring to twist. (ever gun it in the sand, and the axle bounces? thats axle wrap, and blocks will make it worse)
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