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post #1 of 4 Old 12-17-2013, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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2.5" Leveling Kit Problems

So I installed the Daystar 2.5" spacers on my 2005 F350. Super simple install. Removed the sway bar links and shocks, dropped the axle and installed. After driving it the second time noticed a metal to metal rubbing sound. Found the source to be the passenger side coil rubbing on the passenger side bumpstop metal mount.

I read a lot about NOT needing an adjustable track bar for 2.5" leveling kit. So what gives? Did I do something wrong or is it just hit and miss???


Thanks for any help!

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Anyone saying that any lift doesn't need a way of re-centering the axle doesn't understand Geometry..

You need a adj track bar and castor shims if you didn't get them.

PM me if I can help, we have everything needed.
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I understand how the geometry works. I have just never heard of the axle shifting over that much to wear it almost comes in contact with the frame. Has anyone heard of this?

I already ordered the adj. track bar... Ill get in touch regarding the shims. Do radius arm drop brackets do the same as the shims?


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If you can fine drop brackets for the amount of lift you have they will do the same. Shims and brackets both get the castor back to stock specs which IMO is not adequate as 0-2.5* is Fords spec. All previous Fords '04 back had 4.5-6* and you never have wobble issues because of low castor.

Thebest option is adj replacement link arms..set to 4.5-5* they also help the ride quality.
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