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Ok installing tuff country 2inch lift, wanted to keep things lined up so I got bds track bar bracket (cant afford new adjustable track bar right now). and adjustable endlinks. how do i setup the end links for length, and should I use the trac bar bracket or not?

Please help with any info really confused
 

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Don't use a track bar bracket unless you also use a drop pitman arm. The steering link and track bar need to remain parallel to avoid bumpsteer. Drop them both or don't drop either, and with a 2" lift you don't need to drop either. You should run a longer track bar, though.

For the sway bar end links, just note the angle of the sway bar a stock height, then when you install the longer links adjust them so you end up with the same angle.
 

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will i be ok leaving the factory bar on it for a while till im able to get adj bar. most likely a within a year. or will this cause undo stress and damage?
 

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It'll be okay.

Make the track bar your next mod. Every truck, even a stock one, will benefit from a better track bar. The bushing on the factory bar are really soft and allow for too much axle movement which can be a cause of death wobble. I recommend the Thuren Fab bar. Solid mount at the axle, bushing at the frame, and so much more stout than the factory solid bar.
 

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just got off the phone with my brother we did a 2inch on his 06 superduty with a bracket and now the say the cant aling it without a drop pitman arm. everything im reading on here is scarring the sh*t out of me, that ill break something or screw it up.
 

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just got off the phone with my brother we did a 2inch on his 06 superduty with a bracket and now the say the cant aling it without a drop pitman arm. everything im reading on here is scarring the sh*t out of me, that ill break something or screw it up.

That sounds right to me. You guys lowered the track bar but didn't lower the steering. That's a no-no. You have to do both or don't do either. Those bars need to remain parallel, otherwise as the suspension cycles the wheels will turn without moving the steering wheel.

Relax about your truck. Install your spacers, and when you get a chance pick up a new track bar. Ain't no thing, really.
 

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yea dont use the bracket if you dont have a drop pitman arm. I took off my bracket because it was hitting my coil base and the bump steer was horrid. with a 2'' lift you do not need a drop pitman arm or bracket. the steering should be w/in stock specifications.

you can also try running without a swaybar. I just did this to my truck and i love the feeling. bodyroll isnt bad and suspension travel on uneven surfaces is much better.

I would look to get an adjustible track bar mostly because the stock one is crap. Thuren and Carli make some nice ones that are well worth the money but there are others out there like pureperformance that are a little less expensive.
 

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not given you any crap. but i just told you dont use the bracket, i know you want a second opinion , but there are a bazillion trucks with just the leveling spacers only, they are fine, only those with wrong steering angles or worn parts have problems, install your kit and get an alignment,DONE!!! now go enjoy your truck, later:lol4:
 

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thanks for the help just trying to get all the iformation possible alot of conflicting information out there.
 
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