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HELP!!!got lift ?s

So quick questions having a huge problem and expecting to go out of town tomorrow..got a 00 f250 dana 50 front end pro comp 6" springs fox shocks pmf drop track bar solid mount stock track bar. the other day i noticed the passenger side front shackle was broken. decided to make longer ones since i need some. (has anyone ever had a broken shackle?) on the new shackles they are 3" longer than the stocks hole to hole. i had a feeling when i started this that i was gonna need a new track bar to be able to do this. Am i Right???? i took apart the front end as of now all i have holdin the axle is the springs and new shackles track bar is unbolted tie rods not connected. i cant get the track bar to mount up seems to short but i called the local 4 wheel parts and they said just get a come along and pull the axle to line it up..
what should i do??? figure i need a new track bar but just wanna make sure i do who makes a good one??, been plannin on doin a 4 link maybe its time



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Yeah your gonna need a longer one. With the taller lift the distance between mounts gets further apart.

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I did a 2.7 level on mine had to pull the front to the side to line up to put track bar back then had align checked and was told it was spot on with the leaf springs it is hard as hell to pull it back

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That's not possible. The front wheels May have been aligned but they would hang out from under the truck more on the driver side so it would look like your running down the road sideways. Simple math says if you go taller your gonna need to be longer on the track bar. When I went from 8 to 10 I had to get an adjustable track bar because mine was not in line with the rear.

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The shop that checked it does tons of them and said its fine too 3in then you can put I think he said a 1/2 spacer in between frame and track bar mount and it puts it back to center

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Most 2-3 inch leveling kits come with a track bar. Well let me rephrase that most name brands one do. So there has got to be a reason for it. From my experience with leaf springs they stay about where they need to. So if you have to pull them over something isn't right. I personally would put one on. Not tryin to argue with anyone but I believe it'd be best to replace it with a longer one. Check out tgc most of there's come with them. And they have a rep for being great.

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Well gentlemen i've done some research and from what i can tell most ppl say they noticed there axle shifting anywhere from 3/4-1 1/2 inches to the driver side if they don't drop the mount or add an adjustable trac bar. so i would do it for sure. but that's my opinion. and your truck. if you're alright with it being off center then don't. if you want it right then add one.


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after my experience i really think pulling the axle to line up the track bar is what broke my shackles.. idk what else could of done it.. im not running a track bar at the moment adding the shackles gave me 2.5 more inchs of lift.. defiantly need a adjustable track bar though gonna order one through PMF as soon as i can..



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If all you added was longer rear shackles, I would not suggest to run that setup long term. You want to lift the front axle equally with the hanger and the shackle. Only doing one or the other will cause your castor to be thrown off. This will affect steering, tire wear and handling.


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