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Leveling kit questions

I just put on a 2.5 leveling kit from top gun. After the install I noticed that the top of the springs are leaning forward and towards the passenger side alittle bit which has moved the rear towards the drivers side enough that I could see a 1-1.5" difference. Like the track bar is causing that. Is this normal? Or is there some sort of part that moves the track bar around to recenter the rear?
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You need an adjustable trac bar or a relocation bracket. Try and get that fixed ASAP.
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...and if a drop bracket is used, you will need a drop for the pitman arm as well
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I assume you have a '05 up?

Were you told you needed a way to correct the axle shifting from the lift?
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I assume you have a '05 up?

Were you told you needed a way to correct the axle shifting from the lift?
Yes an 2007.Next question.....nope. I figured i'd need something but was told i'd be fine. I'm looking into a track bar drop bracket. Any suggestions on which one to get?

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Ahhhh, the quick sale..
Always with a 2.5" level kit all you need is a Adj track bar.....if you did get Castor shims with the kit correct??

I have the Bars and Castor shims if you deside.

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Ahhhh, the quick sale..
Always with a 2.5" level kit all you need is a Adj track bar.....if you did get Castor shims with the kit correct??

I have the Bars and Castor shims if you deside.

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It wasn't totally there fault. I shouldve called and talked to a tech before ordering. But with that said I'd prefer a drop bracket over a long track bar. Do you have them too? And I didn't get any shims or shocks either. Looks like I got to spend some more money. Just what I wanted to do lol.
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i bought a 2.8 leveling kit for my truck a while back, nothing else

the track bar was a pain but i got it on

now i have this horrible feeling/sounding racket from my left front every time i turn left at all and i noticed today that i does it some going straight.

Sorry to thread jack but what would this be?

ball joints are good and my wheels bearings are fine also


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You do not want a drop bracket ..then your pitman would need to be droped and you can get one thats correct.

Cheap level kits are just that..old saying, The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low cost is forgotten.

Its not your fault IMO if your sales people do not know whats required they train them..This type of post happens way to often and IMO stems from Vendors just puting the $$ first not their customers.

Any type of lift has to have the either a correctly made drop track bar bracket or a adj track bar its Geometry. Every 2" of lift will shift the axle 1/2-3/4" sideloading all the suspension bushings causing premature failer and will make the truck dogleg.

If the truck is a '05 up add a loss of Castor which these trucks stock are lacking. Either drop radius arm brackets or Castor shims are required.

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Could you send me a pm with prices on what I need. Thanks ken
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