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Old 03-04-2012, 09:55 PM
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Looks to me like the U-bolts that go around the front axle and attach that bracket are loose. The install looks correct, just tighten the U-bolts.

I think you've got a kit similar to this: http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...con/66391.html
That large bracket looks exactly like the one that is loose. I'll try to tighten it up, but the design looks like it is very susceptible to movement. Not sure that is such a great design.

I'm think I'm going to drill a hole in the bracket and run a bolt through the control arm, like CdnoilRam hinted at.
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If those clamps are tight you'll have a hard time getting any movement out of that setup. Just remember that the axle and the trackbar move at different rates. You'll be putting added stress on the bracket attaching it to the trackbar.
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If those clamps are tight you'll have a hard time getting any movement out of that setup. Just remember that the axle and the trackbar move at different rates. You'll be putting added stress on the bracket attaching it to the trackbar.

That's a good point. I might hold off on attaching it to the trackbar. My 35" tires should be here in a day or two. I think I'll see if I can tighten the brackets down for now, get an alignment when the tires arrive, and do some test drives.
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So I tightened up the center bracket, and it came loose again. When I tightened it up the second time, I broke on of the U-bolts. So after tightening the one that was left, I had someone weld the other side to the axle.

Here's where someone can learn from my mistake:

I didn't have the bracket centered, and now I have really screwed up my turning radius.

I'm going to hope I can find something like a piece of unistrut, cut it down to 6-8 inches, and I see if I can put it in the center between where the two shocks meet, thus (I think) increasing my steering radius.
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I was gonna say I have that same set up and it looks right just probably needed tightened.
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I was gonna say I have that same set up and it looks right just probably needed tightened.
I blame myself for not translating the directions with the tork settings. I translated all the instructions for the lift kit, but not the steering stabilizer. I found some other issues, while going through this, however, and it was a good learning experience.
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