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Lowering 2005 f350: drag link and track bar

I bought a “ReadyLift 67-2535 Track Bar Bracket “ to lower down to 5”. Went well. Front bolt sucked - took 20mins to thread it on without cross threading.

Bought a 5” pitman arm - it’s was the same size and drop as the one I took off (10” lift b4). Now I’m regretting it after the fact. The drag link and track bar are not parallel.





What do you guys think? Okay to drive around for the time being? I’m thinking a new pitman - any one in particular????

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if it handles fine and has no bump steer then your ok the track bar being parallel with the drag link can be misleading since the center of the mount is higher than the actual trac bar ,, bar


also check your stabilizers you may need to flip the mounts to the below the tie rod bar option if suspension makes contact under compression and don't forget to try different turn percentages now

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also check your stabilizers you may need to flip the mounts to the below the tie rod bar option if suspension makes contact under compression and don't forget to try different turn percentages now

Could you explain this one? You have a picture of “flip the mounts...”?




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go to top gunz custom and look for the instruction

but basically you mount the tie rod sides under the tie rod instead of on top and the shocks mount under versus over the bracket

but you may still be fine with 5" of lift

however, it is prudent to check clearance and especially the bolts on the adjuster sleeve on the passenger side

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I cut my springs. Weren’t going to spend another $300 on springs. What I should have done is cut my original springs that I took off. Turned out pretty good.

Now I need to order some new sway bar end links.


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i need new end links also please let me know what you find ( i can't remember if the bushing is replaceable ?)

i see yours are stock with an extension

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Sure thing. I ordered through amazon.




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not a huge MooG fan but those look ok

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No worries. It’s a hit or miss but I’ve had really good luck with them. There’s also another set I also bought while back for the 7.3. $40 for booth vs for one. Off brand but dang, they’re still going. No mushrooming or drying of the rubber.

It’s like the deal with yellowtop batteries- I will always recommend them. Some get real heated just vc I say I like them . Some people hate them and swear they are chitty but I just bought another set for the 6.0 as I waited for my batteries to die.


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