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Is an Adjustable Track Bar or New Bracket Required/Suggested for Leveling Kits?

I've been looking at a lot of different leveling kits ranging from 2" - 3" and some kits come with either an adjustable track bar or new drop bracket and some not at all. Are they not needed if you only plan on leveling 2"-3"? If not "needed" is it still recommended?
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When you increase the distance from axle to frame, the distance between the upper and lower tracbar mounts increases. If you do not chance the length of the tracbar, the axle shifts towards the drivers side. An adjustable or lengthened tracbar will keep the axle centered. A drop tracbar bracket is needed when increasing lift 4" or more, but then a drop pitman arm is required as well. It is paramount that the draglink and tracbar are parallel so as not to develope a bump steer effect.

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you will need an adj. trac bar even with a 2" leveling kit. i learned this while installing mine. were did you find a kit that came with one?

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Just have to buy your 2" kit from someone that worries about your needs not his profit..many will not tell you its not needed as they worrie about losing a sale.
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Buy from Raul. I got mine from him and it came with all that you will need. Also get longer shocks...i did not and 1 month after leveling kit was on, i blew out one shock and it wasnt that old.

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