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Old 11-07-2011, 04:21 PM
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trac bar isn't centered

well i have a 2008 cc l/b and got a 4.5" icon lift on it. Rides great! The only thing is that the shop that initially installed the lift didn't adjust the trac bar and the axle was sitting an inch and a half over to the driver side. i went back to have it adjusted and now it sits about half an inch maybe less, over to the passenger side. My question is, is it okay like that or should i have it adjusted?
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Get it centered
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Its easy to adjust, you don't even have to take it loose. Take the two pinch bolts out of the adjustment collar (allen heads), and then twist the adjustment collar. Turn it clockwise or counter-clockwise, depending on which way it needs to go. Once you get it where you want it, make sure the flat spot on the threads in lined up with the gap on the collar and put the pinch bolts back through and tighten it down.
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Its easy to adjust, you don't even have to take it loose. Take the two pinch bolts out of the adjustment collar (allen heads), and then twist the adjustment collar. Turn it clockwise or counter-clockwise, depending on which way it needs to go. Once you get it where you want it, make sure the flat spot on the threads in lined up with the gap on the collar and put the pinch bolts back through and tighten it down.
Do i just hand tighten the pinch bolts or torque them down to a specific ft. lb? And thanks for the info, much appreciated!
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:59 PM
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Please put anti seize on them so you don't have the same problem I have. Now I gotta cut it off and get a new one.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:16 AM
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From Step 21 in the directions (of their 4.5" kit):

With the vehicle on the ground center the front axle by adjusting the pan rod bar turn buckle. Install the turn buckle pinch bolts,
make sure the pinch bolt in aligned with the flats on the bar, torque to 19 ft-lb


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http://www.iconvehicledynamics.com/w...con_6-4500.pdf

I never had any problems with mine seizing up, but that probably because I had it on and off so much lol.
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Don't forget that your steering wheel wont sit correctly after adjusting the trac bar. Easy fix too. There is an adjustment collar on the steering rod too.
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Anti seize is a good idea! thanks for all the info guys! the beast should be sitting straight tonight!
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