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post #1 of 3 Old 03-02-2013, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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2002 F350 4x4, 6 inch lift Tuff Country leaf springs, new ball joints, hubs feel tight. Previous owner fell asleep driving and truck wandered off the road into heavy brush. No frame, radiator core damage. I'm unsure as to whether the camber of the front wheels is correct, personally I think it looks off. Drives fine, no vibration, turning radius is very wide, more so turning right than left. Also, pitman arm is rubbing against support bolt for (drag link?). PO says dropped pitman arm was installed after lift, do I need an adjustable tracbar bracket? Any advice? Diagnosis? Thank you in advance
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Yeah, that right tire is pretty out of whack. Although I don't think it's anything that an alignment shop couldn't fix.

As far as the contact on the bolt goes, it looks like the track bar bracket is putting the track bar lower than the drag link. Since this sounds like a new-to-you truck, you need to determine which piece is for the 6 inch lift. The track bar is clearly lower than the drag link, so one of those two doesn't match the lift. Because the steering radius is different one side to the other, I'd think it's the pitman arm that's wrong. This is the problem with New-To-You trucks, you never know what the PO did. I can tell you what he didn't do, there doesn't appear to be a cotter pin in that drag link ball joint at the pitman arm (picture #4).

The quickest way to solve this conundrum would be to take some measurements from another truck with a 6" lift to determine which of these two is incorrect for this lift.

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Kudos, very sharp eye spotting that missing cotter pin. Appreciate the advice, thanks.
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