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track bar and allignment

Ok, So I took my early 99 in today for the fe allignment since I installed the 6"
Skyjacker with 35's over the weekend and left owing $800 tommorow for new upper and lower balljoints. The originals with 148,000 were shot.
Question is: while installing the lift, I put on new track bar drop brackets and noticed the bushings on the bar are pretty well shot. Tonight I ordered a set of Energy Suspension bushings for it but wont be in till the weekend. Can I install those AFTER the allignment w/o hurting it or should I wait, get the truck back install them THEN go back in for the allignment?
Would like to get the allignment done tommorow if possable but dont want to screw the allignment later.
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Bushings Won't affect the alignment, lift won't affect the alignment just recenter the steering wheel.
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Bushings Won't affect the alignment, lift won't affect the alignment just recenter the steering wheel.
Possible incorrect. What kind of alignment are they doing? If they are only doing a 2 wheel alignment caryt is correct. But if they are doing a 4 wheel alignment it could throw off the alignment as they take into a account the placement of the front axle. If it were me, I would wait. If your gonna spend the money to make sure its right, whats a couple of days?


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Yeah, I think I will wait. It will be a 4 wheel allignment. It was already screwed up when I bought the truck the lift was a bonus.
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Make sure to get a printout of how it came out. This will make sure they do it properly....


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Possible incorrect. What kind of alignment are they doing? If they are only doing a 2 wheel alignment caryt is correct. But if they are doing a 4 wheel alignment it could throw off the alignment as they take into a account the placement of the front axle. If it were me, I would wait. If your gonna spend the money to make sure its right, whats a couple of days?
Correct..if the track bar centers the front axle...
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