Stuck in Commiefornia...
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Clearfield, Utah
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Unfortunately, because of the arc of the track bar, your axle will move towards the drivers side a bit. An adjustable track bar solves the misalignment, as would a replacement track bar bracket for the lift desired, but if you do a track bar bracket, you would also need a Pitman arm. The reasoning for this is simple. When you lift the front of the truck you need to keep the track bar and the steering linkage running in parallel so that they maintain the same arc. When the track bar and the steering rod are not parallel it creates bump steer and will make the truck unpredictable to drive, as in if you hit a pothole or a severe bump or dip on one side only, when the axle moves it will cause the steering wheel to jerk unpredictably out of your hand. In this case an adjustable track bar would be your best solution because it will maintain the stock geometry between itself and the steering.
So this is the unfortunate part they don't tell you when they sell you spacers for your coil springs or mini packs on the leaf trucks but it is correctable and hopefully this helps.
The Current Truck (Oct-2013 to Present):
1999 (Early) F-350 Lariat, CCLB, SRW, Black/Tan
7.3L Powerstroke, 4R100, 4x4, 3.73, 37x13.50-18s, '05 Axle Swap, 6" Fabtech lift, GTP38 "D66" turbo upgrade, SCT 4-position chip with custom tuning by me, Straight Piped 4" down pipe through 5" dual stacks, N-Fab full length triple steps, Pro-Tech cab guard and tool box, louvered 5th wheel gate, Hella 500 Fog and Driving lamps, much more to come...
The one I'll miss, (Mar-2009 to Jan-2014):
2000 Excursion XLT 4x4
6.8L V-10, 4R100, 4.30, 285/75-18, 271whp / 388wtq
The one I won't, (Jul-2005 to Sep-2012):
2005 F-350 XLT, CCLB, SRW, 4x4 FX4
6.0L PSD, ZF-6S650, 3.73, 35x12.5-18, 4.5" Lift