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tech69
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:53 pm    Post subject: steering problems Reply with quote

i have a skyjacker 3"lift kit with a trackbar relocation bracket. what is the difference between this and an adjustable trackbar? would the trackbar handle better? i seem to get a bit of wondering when driving. would this help or do i maybe need a dropped pitman arm? please help as im new to this lift thing!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The trackbar is what keeps the axle centered under the vehicle. When you lift, the axle shifts to the drivers side. A relocation bracket is just that....a bracket that extends the mounting point for the trackbar to help recenter the axle. At 3" a bracket will usually do the job.

An adjustable trackbar is, again, just that...the trackbar can be lengthed or shortened to center the axle.

Brackets are inexpensive, but don't have the ability to fine tune like an adjustable trackbar does.

Before buying a new trackbar, I would first check the tires. Uneven tire pressures can cause wandering. Then check the alignment. Next check all the steering components (tie rod, ends and draglink). Also check the ball joints and wheel bearings.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget that bracket will also stick down. Before I got rid of mine it stuck down lower than the bottom of the axle tube, making it an easy target for any rocks, also the longer that bracket is the more stress the trackbar is going to be able put on it, might crack as mine did under not abnormal load, from fatigue. Too much detail, you get the idea.
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