getting the track bar right

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getting the track bar right

Post #1 by JustinPaul91 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:12 pm

Getting ready for the solid axle swap. Ive got everything figured out except for the track bar. I dont know how to figure it out. Do i need to make one or what? Im gonna get the tough country 2.5" track bar drop bracket, cuz i assume you cant use the stock 78 bracket. So then do i just mount the bracket then measure for the track bar. Id appreacite the help. Tryin to get this truck done so.i can enjoy it again

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Re: getting the track bar right

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:49 am

The stock bracket may work (some pictures of what you have would be helpful). By track bar I am guessing you may be talking about a sway bar? If so in setting up the bar you generally want the bar running diagonally from near the top of frame rail on one the side to below axel on the opposite side. The length of the bar is determined after your brackets are mounted and with truck sitting on the ground with its normal weight on the springs. Good luck :nod:
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Re: getting the track bar right

Post #3 by chad » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:55 pm

track bar keeps body centered over axel so tires fit in w.wells. The important thing is to get the geomitry correct between the bar and the frnt suspension. Ie he angel of the bar and the drag link need to B the same.
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