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post #1 of 15 Old 03-13-2011, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Track bar will not fit after leveling kit

My track bar will not line back up after I installed my 2.5" leveling kit. It is about 1/4-1/2" too short. I am currently driving without it. How can I fix this?
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is it the stock track bar you are trying to put on or an aftermarket one? reason the stock one wont fit is because of the leveling kit.

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Yes it's the stock one.
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well you might need to buy a drop bracket to mount to the frame for the track bar to bolt to or just buy a aftermarket one.

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I just finished my 2" leveling kit, hangers and shackles, yesterday. The track bar was a lil off. We took a heavy duty ratchet strap, hooked one hook to the frame on the drivers side, and the other to the leaf spring on the passenger side. Started cranking down on the ratchet until the front end was lined back up and bolted the track bar in place.


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Is it ok to ratchet it back to make it fit?
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Did that to mine and it eventually (about 2 weeks later) broke the stock track bar while I was driving down the highway.

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Here is why your factory bracket will not work. If you strap it to make it work then you are basically an accident waiting to happen.

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Is it ok to ratchet it back to make it fit?

NO, what you are doing buy not using a adj bar is sideloading all the front suspension bushings which will cause them to just break down fast..

We have adj bars, DOM steel or Billet Aluminum..PM if I can help.
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So are y'all saying that the track bar sleeves that came with my kit are going to cause things to break and me to have an accident?


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