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post #1 of 16 Old 12-06-2012, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Track bar question w/ pic

Does the Heim joint need to be straight on the track bar? No matter what I do I can't keep it straight after driving around. Also will the track bar make any type of noise over bumps?

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Shouldn't make any noise over bumps. Do you feel it in the steering wheel at all? As far as being straight, it is nice to have them that way, but they do seem rotate around in there a little bit.

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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I don't feel anything in the steering wheel, every now and then over a bump I can hear a clunk in the front. I thin it's something with either the track bar or coil spacers since it never did it stock. Also I get a thump in the floor over bumps as well, I think it might have to do with the radius drop brackets.

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how ong ago was everything torqued down ???? the heim is fine, all of them rotate and move. you could be feeling a lose trackbar, but more than likely, it is just the transfer of load through the radius arms.

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Sounds like track rod

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I torqued it down about 2 wks ago with my 1/2" IR impact as much as it could go, should I use a breaker bar and tighten it more? also on a side note I only have a 2" spacer kit (upper spacer) should I lose the radius drop brackets and just get ball joint cams so it will eliminate the brackets?

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Let me ask you guys this. Im dealing with my tire on the driver side rubbing just a little. I have the 2.5 spacers up front and I want to put the adj track bar on but need some help understanding exactly what the diff will be. Does it hold my truck down on one side and is that why im rubbing? I just need some help clearing this issue up. I also need to put bigger blocks in the rear and thought it might play a part into it also. I appreciate any info
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The track bar bolt at the frame needs to be 400 ft. lbs. no question!!!!
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Let me ask you guys this. Im dealing with my tire on the driver side rubbing just a little. I have the 2.5 spacers up front and I want to put the adj track bar on but need some help understanding exactly what the diff will be. Does it hold my truck down on one side and is that why im rubbing? I just need some help clearing this issue up. I also need to put bigger blocks in the rear and thought it might play a part into it also. I appreciate any info
when u lift your truck the track bar angle increases and pulls the axle to the drivers side so IDK what u have going on ?

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so if it pulls the axle to the left with the stock track bar on then wouldnt that be my rubbing issue?
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