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Old 08-04-2013, 12:48 PM
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Dana 50 lift help

I have a 97 F250HD 4x4 with the Dana 50 twin beam axle. Awhile back I had front leaf springs replaced and the alignment shop said they could not get it aligned. Camber would not come in. I took it home and checked it out. They put in 2 3/4 degree camber bushings set at max and the left side axle shaft is bottomed out in the differential. the truck sits about 1 5/8ths inch higher than it used to. I beleive I will need to replace the pivot arm brackets with ones that lower the suspension pickup point for these arms to the point where i can get the camber to come in with a less aggressive camber bushing. Does anyone make these brackets for such a mild lift and what else may I need to look out for? Any information will be appreciated.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:51 PM
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The best thing you could do is to put that money towards a D60 and ditch the D50 TTB.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:07 AM
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Well I am happy with the D50 front end. It has worked well for 270K miles and I sure don"t need the expense of buying an entire axle. Truck is 100% stock except for the front springs and I intend to keep it that way. 98% of my driving is on pavement and the only 4 wheeling I do is pulling a horse trailer thru a muddy field. No need for a major lift. Just costs more fuel to run bigger tars and a lifted truck. just looking for a source for lower pivot brackets or I will have to make them myself.
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