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Leveling Kit and Trac Bar question

Hello all, I put on a 2.5" Truxxx leveling kit, wheels, and tires last June. From day one I thought my driver side front tire stuck out about .75" to 1" further than the passanger side. I even went back to Big O Tire to have them check it. They said it was fine and that the body lines on the truck are not the same on both sides etc etc... Today I went to a different Big O to have the tires rotated, and wanted them to check my allingment. Seems I always have the to hold the steering wheel a bit to the left to keep her going straight down the road. I also mentioned the front dirver side wheel sticking out further. The mechanic (nice guy) also thought it was sticking out further, and said he thought they should have used eigther a track bar relocation bracket, or an adjustable track bar. He mentioned that it appeared/felt as if the ball joint on the track bar was also warn, and that it was really pulled toward the driver side. The stud on the ball joint side is pulling toward the driver side, and not facing straight down. Long story short, what do I need to do, what parts, and who makes them. I called truxxx to check if they make a bracket. Any chance I damaged other stuff over the past year, 15,000 miles. A bit upset with the Big O I bought it at, but my fault for not being more percistant. I definalty am not a suspension guy. Thanks for all the info you can give me. I do appreciate it. Levi

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http://www.readylift.com/c-155-f250f...-2007-4wd.aspx

Check with our vendors I think one of them can hook you up with it.
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Yeah on a leveling kit you can get away with not having a track drop/pitman drop but it does put the drag link at a little more of an angle and can cause more wear than normal but i doubt you did alot of damage, remember if you drop the track arm you MUST drop the pitman arm as well or you will get bump steer. Ready lift set up seams to be the way to go, fast, simple, good quality, and its the CORRECT way to do a leveling kit.

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Icon makes a nice adjustable tracbar.

4" and more lift requires a drop pitman arm and drop tracbar bracket.

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Thanks guys, I'm taking it in next week to get new shocks, and they said they can fix anything that needs fixing. I appreciate all the info. I will let you know what I end up doing/needing. Levi

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