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Old 06-28-2010, 08:16 AM
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adjustable track bar info

Hey guys,

I did my 2.5 inch Icon springs and longer Fox reservoir shocks this weekend. The longer springs and shocks make a huge difference in the ride...Fox did their homework on the valving cause this thing rides so much better.

I put this together so I did not have to go the spacer kit route to get the clearance on my 35's. Icon sent new castor cams and said that with 2.5 inch longer springs to get the lift, I could the stock track bar.

here is what I noticed. The Icon progressive rate springs were quite a bit longer, I had to drop the axel as low as I could get it to get them in and in the process the stock track bar pulls the axel to the drivers side about a half-3/4 inch!! I buttoned it all together and it rides good but I do notice the axel is off to the Left a touch.

I think one of the forum guys was making a decent track bar with adjustment. Anyone remember who that is??

Thanks Zach
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:34 AM
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Any lift at all and it's a good idea to have an adjustable track bar to center the axle just right. Aggie was doing a trackbar, here is a link

Aggie007 Track Bar Revisited
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:43 AM
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Thanks, I just saw his info and posted over there. I have heard that some track bars have clearance issues under 4 inches of lift... His looks different, I wonder if thats my solution.
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Trevor at PMF is working on some too. He is waiting on the CNC shop for the axle side mounts and they should be ready to go.
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Dont mean to hijack but what would be the best way to adjust your track bar, do you want it that you can bolt it when the truck is jacked up or sitting on the ground ???
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I've been telling everyone that a adj track bar is required not a option as many dealers always says...Icon's bar works fine at 0" lift up, Pure Performance works 4"
up..

Always adjust the trackbar with the truck on the ground, pre '05 you can leave the frame end off till its on the ground but after '04 you must put it on before the truck is off the lift!

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so pre '05 a good way to do it would be to remove the track bar, roll the truck back and forth a couple times, then line up the track bar holes til the bolts slides in and that it ...
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Thanks Cary... I shoulda listened...lol
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The Icon bar will work:
Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2005-2011 FSD Adjustable Pan Rod - Adjustable Track Bars - Truck Toyz Store
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here is what im ordering for mine. granted its an OBS but same principal
Ford Adjustable Panhard Bar - F350 - Sky's Off-road Design
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