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post #1 of 8 Old 03-17-2012, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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3" lift w/o track bar????

I bought 3" lift hangers for my 2000 f550 from pmf. They said I didn't need an adjustable track bar but I could in no way get the stock bar back in without compressing the springs back down to stock ride height. I used a front end loader on my snow plow bracket if you need a laugh. When I got the old track bar back in my lift is only 2" now. I have ordered an adjustable track bar but now I need to know if I'm safe to drive the truck for a couple days with it in a bit of a bind? Thanks for the help
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I dont know if i would drive it like you have a wreck and someone gets hurt bad and its just another reason to sue you.
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I had to get home after I did my lift on mine that brought it up 3" and I wasn't able to get my bar lined back up since I hadn't put the relocation bracket on yet. So I had just enough room in mine to put a bolt that was about 1/8th inch or so instead of the 1" bolt that was suppose to be there but it was grade 8 bolt and I didn't have to drive much and put the right stuff in the next day. So in your case being under that much bind it just sound like it could snap off and break some stuff if I were you I would take that bolt out and wait for the bracket and play it safe.

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Whoaaa now! Easy there killer, we certainly never said you wouldnt need an adjustable trackbar. You purchased the item from us on ebay and asked us these 2 questions (our response was in red):

1. Are there any other modifications required to use these 3" hangers? I see other kits that have new cross members with them but am worried about my snow plow bracket being in the way. Thanks
No, there are no modifications needed with this kit. It is a bolt on kit.
2. Ok I'm ready to buy just one more question. You have this listed for as f250, it will fit the 350 also correct?
Yes, it will work with the 350 aswell!

Both times you asked us questions, we were quick to respond and we are always more than happy to assist customers in any way we can. All you had to do was pick up the phone or send an email and we would be happy to help. Please dont twist this into us misleading you.

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Typically an adjustable trackbar is used from 1"-3.5" of lift. At 4" of lift a drop trackbar and pitman arm. And then from 4.5"-8" an adjustable trackbar and drop trackbar/pitman arm. Some companies do make drop brackets and pitman arms in different sizes both smaller and larger than the above but as a general rule of thumb, this is it.

AND NO IT IS NOT SAFE TO OPERATE YOUR TRUCK IN THAT CONDITION!!

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Feelin a little guilty? I never said I was at all dissatisfied with you or your product. The hangers were built very well and installed without any problems. I simply was telling these guys that I didn't buy a track bar which is a "modification" if you ask me. Thanks for the great product and I can't wait to get the truck back together
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Sorry if you mean additional items when you said modifications. That was not how I took your question. I never want a customer to be displeased with us or our products, regardless of whose fault it is.

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No bad feelings at all, first place I looked for an adjustable track bar was your store because of the quality of your products. I know very little about suspension so I should have picked up the phone and called my order in. Thanks
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