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Old 04-23-2011, 10:37 AM
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Leveling Kit Axel Issue

Leveling Kit Axel Issue



I added a 2.5" Rancho Leveling kit (springs) yesterday to my early 99 and all went well until it was all finished and noticed that the driver’s side of the axel is out 1 inch further the passenger’s side. I’ve searched and looked for hours now on how to fix the issue and all I come up with is the Track bar being the problem.

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#1 Will an aftermarket adjustable track bar work on a early 99 buy just drilling out the holes on the upper and lower track bar mounts? Do I need a Upper Track Bar Mount From a 99.5 Or newer truck? Part Number for that ??

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#2 Replace with a factory Track bar(Non Early 99), Drill out the holes and have the track bar modified to be adjustable?

I also seen that I might need the upper mounting bracket off a 2000+ plus truck?

I have yet to go drive the truck and would assume that the suspension will settle a little bit (??), but it kills me to even look at it like that!


I was thinking that this would work, Directions say for the early trucks you need bigger bolts(and to open up the existing holes I assume)

http://zoneoffroad.com/product-acc?su=57&su2=37

Let me know what you think or what the hell I am doing wrong! Thanks!

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Old 04-23-2011, 02:26 PM
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Yes sir your on the right track. Some people drill out the upper and lower brackets, some replace the upper bracket (2000+) and drill the lower bracket. Then get the adjustable track bar, in my opinion get the adjustable track bar, rather than buying one off a 2000+ and then having to modify it.

But either way, your going to need to get the bigger bolts off a newer truck to fit that new adj track bar, used at a junk yard or order them from a dealership.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:28 PM
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Theres a super long thread on the Supension forum about why the axle moves when you lift your truck, but it has something to with the bar doesn't move and when you lift your front end, it changes the angle of the track bar pulling the axle towards your truck
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:38 PM
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yea I think i am getting it, a long day of searching! Just need to find the bracket off a 2000 + truck( Or a Part Number !) and Iam good to go, I found a local place with a adjustable Track bar for the 2000+ trucks! Had to buy it ! Bolts Ordered from ford as well
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:53 PM
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Well good luck, and post some pics up when you get 'er all done.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:37 AM
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After some looking i Noticed that I have a bad set of Ball Joints on the passanger side front, something else to do now ! That is also making it look like its off center, so now I will do all the front ball joints and and keep looking for a Track Bar Bracket !

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Old 05-02-2011, 02:00 PM
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And Done ! Adjustable Track Bar In and The New Bracket !
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:31 PM
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Looks pretty dang good, how do like it?
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Looks pretty dang good, how do like it?
Rides better then it ever has! Just finished a 8" Fabtec 4 link on the 2006 f250 as well! Will post up a pic of that one later ! By the way that Fabtec kit was a PITA !
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