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57hemisport 08-05-2011 08:20 PM

Alternative to trac-bar relocating bracket??
 
I know most of here with dropped trucks that didnt get the McGaughys kit are anal and dislike the fact that our rear ends are not centered left to right. The axle is shifted to the passenger side abit. The real solution is 1:Trac-bar relocation braket, 2: Custom adjustable trac-bar, and 3: a custom lenght trac-bar. But what about drilling an offset hole on the trac-bar mount on the frame? To me it looks like the mount still has plenty of metal for another hole to be drilled. What do you guys think? I know even if its possible it wont completely center the axle as much(depending on amount of drop). But it should help because according to the pics the bar will moved up and more to the drivers side. The pics will explain more of my idea.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...5/DSC05995.jpg
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...5/DSC05998.jpg
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...5/DSC06003.jpg

CHVYKLR 08-06-2011 09:44 AM

looks like it might work. like you mentioned, the main concern would be having enough material around the new hole locations to stand up to the side-to-side push/pull. IMHO I would just order a custom adjustable bar.

fixed length - $112
http://www.spohn.net/shop/Custom-Par...ed-Length.html

adjustable - $142
http://www.spohn.net/shop/Custom-Par...djustable.html

57hemisport 08-06-2011 02:06 PM

Good find! $112 is not bad at all.

CHVYKLR 08-06-2011 05:22 PM

yeah. prob worth a shot vs drilling holes in your axle brackets. let us know how it works out.

stricnine 08-09-2011 08:14 PM

So what's better? The adjustable or fixed? I would think we would want to use the adjustable correct?

Also, what is the proper way to provide the measurements? Thanks!

TerryH 08-09-2011 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 57hemisport (Post 584211)
I know most of here with dropped trucks that didnt get the McGaughys kit are anal and dislike the fact that our rear ends are not centered left to right. The axle is shifted to the passenger side abit. The real solution is 1:Trac-bar relocation braket, 2: Custom adjustable trac-bar, and 3: a custom lenght trac-bar. But what about drilling an offset hole on the trac-bar mount on the frame? To me it looks like the mount still has plenty of metal for another hole to be drilled. What do you guys think? I know even if its possible it wont completely center the axle as much(depending on amount of drop). But it should help because according to the pics the bar will moved up and more to the drivers side. The pics will explain more of my idea.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...5/DSC05995.jpg
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...5/DSC05998.jpg
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...5/DSC06003.jpg


The hole would need to be farther to the right not to the left. The bar is basically to long after the truck is lowered. The way you have the "X" marked it would make the axle even further to the right unless I'm missing something which is entriely possible.

Don't see why drilling a hole farther to the right and up from the stock hole wouldn't work though. I was thinking the same thing when I was installing my air bags today. I think that it might even be possible to shorten the stock panhard bar but the poster that had the custom ones seem plenty cheap enough to give it a shot.


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