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96 F250 dana swap...track bar?

So I have looked over other threads and nobody has touched on this that I could tell. I am doing a dana 60 swap this weekend and am wondering if I really need to worry about installing the track bar. I figured they have run leaf front ends for years without the bar so is it really needed?
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Its has been covered many many times..must use one! Sure hope your doing a RS kit and SD springs..ya do want a great riding truck..
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no you don't NEED to, but i wouldn't recommend doing it without the track bar.

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what is the significance and importance of the track bar? like he says, theres been leaf front ends for long time with out em

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it keeps the truck heading straight and rocking side to side aka death wobble

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it keeps the truck heading straight and rocking side to side aka death wobble
Good point. I pulled wrenches for dodge for years. Granted they run a coil front end but when that track bar starts to wear they death shake like crazy.
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OK, Next quiestion. Are you guys just fabing up your own track bar mount on the frame side or is there somthing else I have to go back to the junk yard for? Note: truck has 4 in lift under it.
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you can fab one up or buy and aftermarket one. with a 4 in lift you'll need either a drop bracket or an adjustable trackbar.

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i ran the black truck in my avatar for years without a TB. i only got the death wobble when i went to the 37" irok bias ply tires. there was quite a bit of steering play/delayed reaction tho i do hav to say.

the guythat bought the truck from me put a track bar on and said it was like driving a completly different truck. i would recommend putting one on but u dont really hav to.

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you definitely want a trac bar,if not it will drive like a 80s model chevy.I might have a factory trac bar and bracket in the yard,if i do you can have it.as for a drop bracket........use a piece of 1/2 inch plate steel on the crossmember and bolt the factory bracket to it.
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