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post #1 of 13 Old 07-17-2013, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Im putting a 6" lift on my 2000 f250 and I can't seem to get the track bar to reach I installed the drop bracket that was supplyed with the kit is there a trick

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Try compressing the suspension. If it still doesn't work, call the lift manufacturer and ensure that they sent the right part. Mistakes happen and slamming in an adjustable track bar before finding out if it's even the right drop bracket doesn't solve the big issue.

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I have tried to compress the suspension its still like 1/2" off even when I pulled the track bar off I.had a hard time pulling the bolt out and the drop braket is the right one

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If you're saying that the initial removal of the track bar bolt was difficult, then your track bar could be bent.

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Would it help if loosen the u bolts to the rear and does it make a difference witch way it goes cuz I notice it has a stamped and b stamped on eaither end

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I think we did the track bar first then the axle on my lift. It's really hard to arm chair this, putting the front end together is always a PITA! Now that you mention it, I'd try loosening up all of the u-bolts and pin the track bar first.

Make sure your track bar bracket is TIGHT! Mine loosened up and make a popping noise.

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Ok sounds good I dident put the track bar In first cuz my new bushing did not arrive in time thanks again ill let you know how it goes

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Ok so I loosed the track bar bracket and loosed all the u bolts on the axle. Started the lower track bar bolt got the top pretty close and took a small pry bar into the back of the track bar bracket and pushed until the bar lined up the the hole on the bracket and and put bolt in and removed the pry bar used light hammer and taped the rest of the way to get the nut started then re tightened all bolts I had loosesnd thanks for the help

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Kind of off topic, but how tight does that track bar need to be on the drivers side frame mount portion? Noticed a minor popping in the front end

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