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do i need track bar? HELP!

so i just put my pro comp 6inch lift on my 2005 f250 and i am still not clearing my tires , i am getting sum rub. my question is if i put a leveling kit on top of my lift what will this affect? one of my buddys did it and hasnt had any complaints , but when i called pro comp they told me that i need a diffrent track bar . ( an adjustable one) that they sell with the 8 inch lift kits but they wont sell it seperate . if i put a leverling kit on top is the truck goin to be ok ?? PLEASE HELP and thank you !!
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Yes if you raise the truck..2" will shift the axle 1/2-3/4"
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Ya you will need one. me and my brother both had 6.5 pro comp lifts and we still used the stock one but it did lean a little on the drivers side about 1/4" I just added the pro comp kit that makes the 6.5 a 8.5" kit and I did manage to get the stock trac bar in but it leans like 1" now. I have a adjustable trac bar on the way. Its a icon. I like the ones with the Heim joints. What size tires ya tring to clear?

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Yep, your gonna need an adjustable track bar in order to get your front axle recentered. Get yourself an adjustable Icon track bar, its the only way to go. Contact Dan or Marty over at Truck Toyz and they will hook you up...Here's a link:

Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2005-2008 FSD Adjustable Pan Rod - Adjustable Track Bars - Truck Toyz Store

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Ya you will need one. me and my brother both had 6.5 pro comp lifts and we still used the stock one but it did lean a little on the drivers side about 1/4" I just added the pro comp kit that makes the 6.5 a 8.5" kit and I did manage to get the stock trac bar in but it leans like 1" now. I have a adjustable trac bar on the way. Its a icon. I like the ones with the Heim joints. What size tires ya tring to clear?

well im trying to clear 36's , but there wide 36x 15.50x18 dick cepek fun country II
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Ya you will need one. me and my brother both had 6.5 pro comp lifts and we still used the stock one but it did lean a little on the drivers side about 1/4" I just added the pro comp kit that makes the 6.5 a 8.5" kit and I did manage to get the stock trac bar in but it leans like 1" now. I have a adjustable trac bar on the way. Its a icon. I like the ones with the Heim joints. What size tires ya tring to clear?

Does pro comp have anything aditional for my 6 inch lift that i can buy seperate??

Thanks so much guys i really appreciate all the help so far
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I looked on the pro comp site and didnt see anything. The fun country II's are what I have they are a 325/80/16 I guess thats like a 37/13.5/16 and I thought those were wide but they were ok on my 6.5 lift ,now Im looking into the toyo MT's 38/14.50/16's fun country's 15.5's must be super wide.
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got ahold of a guy at Pro Comp , for another 400 i can get all the parts to upgrade my 6 to and 8 . the trac bar alone is like 300 so i think im just goin to order the parts to upgrade Thanks everyone!!
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can i use my stock trac bar, with stock bracket for a few days untill the drop bracket gets here?

i have the 5.5 lift on now but i dont have the dropped bracket yet...so can i get away with it????

2001 Ford F-350 4x4 7.3L
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or can i leave the trac bar off until the bracket comes on monday???


please let me know thanks

2001 Ford F-350 4x4 7.3L
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295/75/16 BFG A/T


http://fordtruckworld.tenmagazines.c...y.asp?id=20703
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