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Of course I was able to re-center the wheel, just surprised me that it changed it at all....my truck has 2.5 leveling disks on top of the springs up front. I adjusted the track bar to 39 1/8 like the Carli instructions advised. I measured the stock track bar and it was 38 15/16's, with fairly worn rubber in them. But, so 3/16 overall difference changed the steering wheel center by nearly 1/4 of a turn at the wheel.
Just wondering if the bushings were worn that badly, or that 3/16 addition is too much? Any of you suspension guru's out there, I'm willing to understand this phenomena, if you're willing to take the time to explain it.
I'm waiting on a DOR kit, but wanted to upgrade the track bar first to address some of the wandering issues. We put a carli starter kit in my buddy's truck about a month ago, with progressives up front and add a pack to the back with the shock package as well and just wow....the truck rides like a damned luxury car on the street and gravel roads....wash boards on gravel roads are nearly nonexistent...
My issue with it is it added 1" to the rear as well, I don't want my truck any higher. I tow a 40-foot 5er, and with the 35's, it's already a little tall for keeping the camper level.
I guess I need to give Carli a call and see if they've got something that will soften the ride without adding height.
 

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yeah definitely a tracbar install will toss the wheel off if it's coming from stock on a lifted truck... I never did any measuring when I installed mine, installed with the bolts installed and checked the center, adjust and repeat, then set the steering wheel.

I also did rear leaf pack and there were 3 spacers in there that can be added or left out in any number. You can do it and leave the height the same. I took 2 out IIRC and gained about 1/2" in the rear. With the thuren springs up front being a 2" lift, it works out well.
 

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Of course I was able to re-center the wheel, just surprised me that it changed it at all....my truck has 2.5 leveling disks on top of the springs up front. I adjusted the track bar to 39 1/8 like the Carli instructions advised. I measured the stock track bar and it was 38 15/16's, with fairly worn rubber in them. But, so 3/16 overall difference changed the steering wheel center by nearly 1/4 of a turn at the wheel.
Just wondering if the bushings were worn that badly, or that 3/16 addition is too much? Any of you suspension guru's out there, I'm willing to understand this phenomena, if you're willing to take the time to explain it.
I'm waiting on a DOR kit, but wanted to upgrade the track bar first to address some of the wandering issues. We put a carli starter kit in my buddy's truck about a month ago, with progressives up front and add a pack to the back with the shock package as well and just wow....the truck rides like a damned luxury car on the street and gravel roads....wash boards on gravel roads are nearly nonexistent...
My issue with it is it added 1" to the rear as well, I don't want my truck any higher. I tow a 40-foot 5er, and with the 35's, it's already a little tall for keeping the camper level.
I guess I need to give Carli a call and see if they've got something that will soften the ride without adding height.
Yup that is about right. Even though you had it leveled the stock track bar was limiting your down ward travel. With installing the new track bar to the proper length it allowed for the suspension to properly travel and cause your steering be off. Also you will want to have your alignment rechecked as well.
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