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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-19-2006, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Donahoe 4.5 inch lift shifted the front over?

My lift on the truck has shifted the whole front end towards the driver side about a inch or two. My passengers side bump stop hits the spring and the brake bracket hits the swaybar link. Has anyone else had this problem. The Truck is a 2006. :shrug:

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Sounds like you need an trac bar adjustment, and if you didn't add and adj. one that should solve your problems

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I see that other guys got the 4.5" lift from DR and did not have to use Trac bar. Are they just lucky?

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doesn't that kit come with an adjustable trac bar??? You should not use your stock bar with that kit. Also check to make sure that where the bar joins together is tight.
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ya, mine came with an adjustable trac bar,
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Yes, you MUST use an adjustable or droped track bar with a 4"+ kit.

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I tried to do so yesterday. But I need it on a lift.

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I don't know how you got your truck back together without haveing an adjustable trac bar or a drop bracket...

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Lilgsx...You don't need a lift to adjust the trac bar on the DR4.5. You can do it sitting on the ground with no problem.

I did mine no problem, cause it was off a little after the suspension settled, after about a week or so.

Who installed your lift because if the spring was hitting the bumpstop, they defiantely did not adjust it at all, and you should go back and yell at them.

After you adjust the Tracbar, you are going to need to adjust the steering to center your wheel.

I sent you a PM with my number. I can walk you through the whole process in minutes, just give me a call.

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I got it all done up today. It drives much better now. And it is dead nut center for the time being. I can not say enough about the ride compared to the stock ride. It is night and day! Thanks to all that help me get out of this bind.

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