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I currently have the Skyjacker 4.5" lift kit, and I would like to go down to a 2" leveling kit. The kit I have uses 4.5" springs, new track bar and relocation bracket, control arms, dropped pitman arm, shocks, and dual steering stabilizers. I would like to use someones 2" springs, an adjustable track bar, and possibly a bracket. Does anybody know if the Skyjacker bracket will accept a 3rd Gen style adjustable track bar from somewhere like Thuren, Solid Steel, or Lorenz? I like the idea of eliminating the ball joint, but I am not opposed to using one if I have to. Basically, I need your suggestions on a track bar, springs, and shocks for a 2" leveling kit. I use my truck as a daily driver, so I want something that will ride smooth on the street. I emailed Don at Thuren and Russell at Solid Steel. Don has never seen the Skyjacker bracket I have, but I sent him pics and he will get back to me about how it will work with his bar.
 

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thuren makes a trac bar for the second gen i thought?
 

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He does, and I think that is what I am going to use. I just wanted to be able to use the third gen style.
 

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Well, it looks like the Thuren 0-3" adjustable second gen bar is the winner. Now, I just need to decide on some coils. Any suggestions for a soft ride coil spring?
 

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:thumbsup you will love the thuren track bar. i had on one my lifed 98 and it blew away the sky jacker.
 

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Ditto on the thuren's. I'm running it with my 4.5" skyjacker and it's sweet.
 

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I guess I need new shocks, too. Any good ones that won't break the bank? I have heard the Bilstein 5100's are good.
 

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I am looking at the Kore leveling kit with Bilstein 5100's. Anyone have this kit? How does it ride?
 

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its rpobably gonna ride very nice:thumbsup
 

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I'm running a level kit and 5100 for almost a yearr now, and love it, rides good, not cadilac good, but 200% than my work Ford, and really handles well off road. Go for the 5100, you will over them
 

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OK. KORE coils or Carrier Spring coils?
 

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Kores are really nice...

not to change the thread...but i just noticed in your sig you have a 24v....then i saw something about the dowel pin being killed...thought that was a 12v deal???
 

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It has happened to trucks as late as 2001.
 

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wow. didnt know that! better be a look'n into this!
 

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Is there anything else I need to look at while I am in there. I will get an alignment afterwards, or course, and I only want to tear into this front end once.
 

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I got the Carrier springs and Bilstein 5100's last week. Just waitin' on Don Thuren's track bar.
 

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Got it all done a couple of weeks ago. The truck drives so much better, and taking the add a leaves out really improved the ride. 2" Carrier soft ride coils, Bilstein 5100 shocks, and a Don Thuren track bar.

 

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can u take a few other pics of the truck.this is the same setup id like to get for mine.like a picture straight on with the truck and a better side shot.thanks

btw your truck looks amazing...is it any faster now that the lift is off?
 
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