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Old 01-05-2013, 11:24 AM
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Adj trac bar needed for 2"power lev lift??

Les Schwab quoted me $660 to install 2"power lev kit on my 07 f350 4wd. This includes coils, front shocks, bushings and alignment. NO mention of Adj trac bar... My question is shouldnt i need an adjustable trac bar installed as well?? Just trying to make sure it gets done correctly. Thanks! Also, sorry "power" should not be in the title. Couldnt edit it out.

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:54 AM
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Install seems a little high. Although not required, an adjustable track bar will allow you to center the axle. We have a nice heavy duty one available if you decent you want one. It can be found here, 2005-2012 Ford F-250/350 Direct Replacement Adjustable Trackbar. If you have any questions, just let me know!
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May I ask why you are replacing the springs if you are only leveling the front? The factory springs ride pretty dang good... How old are the shocks? If they are more than 45k miles old I would agree on replacing them with some that are 2" longer. In my opinion I would NOT see the point in putting an adj trac bar on a truck that's only leveled 2".

IN MY OPINION....If you like the factory ride, Why not just put 2" leveling spacers, new shocks, get it aligned and enjoy the ride just as it was stock.... $600.00 is completely insane to level a truck 2"

Im lifted 6" with no adjustable trac bar and it drives nice and straight. However, I want to go 8" and will be buying an adj trac bar when doing so.
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I would advise you to get an adjustable trac bar for any type of lift so that you can center your axle properly and prevent it from dog tracking down the road. It also reduces the chance of death wobble.


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May I ask why you are replacing the springs if you are only leveling the front? The factory springs ride pretty dang good... How old are the shocks? If they are more than 45k miles old I would agree on replacing them with some that are 2" longer. In my opinion I would NOT see the point in putting an adj trac bar on a truck that's only leveled 2".

IN MY OPINION....If you like the factory ride, Why not just put 2" leveling spacers, new shocks, get it aligned and enjoy the ride just as it was stock.... $600.00 is completely insane to level a truck 2"

Im lifted 6" with no adjustable trac bar and it drives nice and straight. However, I want to go 8" and will be buying an adj trac bar when doing so.
Im a rookie here and still trying to figure it out. I love the current ride, 60k on the rig, dont 4wheel except when gettin the quad to the sand and tow 10k trailer dozen times a year. Just want the front levelled out with the rear. From what ive read i need longer shocks, a leveling kit of some kind, and i guess an adjustable trac bar. So went in to les schwab(wheel shop out here in the west) and they quoted me this package. Dont want to lose any "driveability" just for a leveling lift, and dont feel confident trying to do it myself. Thanks for all advice.
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There are lots of options out there. Least expensive would be coil spacers, shock extenders, alignment cams and run with it. Depending on the coils, you may increase your ride quality by replacing the springs. However some of the less expensive coils will decrease your ride quality so be careful. If your truck is already borderline for needing new shocks, this would be a great opportunity to do so. If you would like, shoot me a call on Monday and I would be more than happy to go over the various options you have to get the results you are looking for.
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Some leveling kits use a drop bracket for the upper track bar mount to maintain geometry. If they are not using one, get an adjustable track bar.
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May I ask why you are replacing the springs if you are only leveling the front? The factory springs ride pretty dang good... How old are the shocks? If they are more than 45k miles old I would agree on replacing them with some that are 2" longer. In my opinion I would NOT see the point in putting an adj trac bar on a truck that's only leveled 2".

IN MY OPINION....If you like the factory ride, Why not just put 2" leveling spacers, new shocks, get it aligned and enjoy the ride just as it was stock.... $600.00 is completely insane to level a truck 2"

Im lifted 6" with no adjustable trac bar and it drives nice and straight. However, I want to go 8" and will be buying an adj trac bar when doing so.
I don't know why anyone would put pucks or brackets on a 8000lb truck. IMO they shouldn't be made.
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Some leveling kits use a drop bracket for the upper track bar mount to maintain geometry. If they are not using one, get an adjustable track bar.
I would put adjustable trac bar on my truck. And ALA...
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A drop bracket changes the geometry not what you want to do. You should never use a drop track bar bracket without a equal drop Pitman arm or you will have the track bar and drag link become non parallel...this results in bump steer. The more its different the more bumpsteer...all thats needed is a adj track bar.
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