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Location: Humble, Texas
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Its not part of the kit actually. Though there are quite a few guys who went with separate track bar brackets.
It has to do with getting the spacers in. To get the spacers in you have to remove the two track bar nuts in the frame, and remove or loosen the three track bar bracket bolts on the crossmember. (OH I said axle earlier, I meant frame) These two frame nuts have tabs on them because the actual nut itself is down in the frame. The tab gives you a little handle to hold so you dont drop the nut down in the frame.
The nut on the left, towards the front end of the truck, is no big deal. The nut on the other side gave us issues. (DISCLAIMER: We followed directions to a tee, but didnt always help) We had to raise and lower the truck axle to get the bracket situated just right. Once we did that we went about getting the second nut in. The first one you can kind of get your pointer and middle finger down in there and hold the nut steady as you thread the new bolt in. The second one...not so much. It took alot of cussing and moaning, but after about 45 minutes of screwing with it we got it in.
EDIT: Forgot to mention, we drilled small holes in the tabs of the two track bar frame bolts and tied a small piece of string to them and the other end to my wrists. DID NOT want to risk losing them in the frame. This might help if you dont have a clamp small enough (which is recommended in the directions) to hold on to the tabs.
Tied everything back up and your good to go, minus straightening out the steering which takes about 5 minutes to do.
Like I said, Its a good product and very affordable for a good 2.5" of lift in the front. I have had no problems with it. And like most will attest, once you do it one time, you can do it again in half the time.
If you have any questions during the install shoot me a PM. I'll be installing a new tuner, exhaust and CAI this weekend!! Yeah boy!!
2008 F250 6.4L CC/SRW SB Lariat
2.5" Newton Leveled with 4" Blocks - Edge Insight CTS - LineX - H&S XRT Pro - S&B CAI - 5" DP Back Diamond Eye - 6" MBRP Tip - RECON Smoked - High Idle Mod - 295/65r20 Nitto Trails on OEM 20's
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Last edited by nlcougar; 02-07-2012 at 01:37 PM.