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Old 03-29-2012, 10:59 PM
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If i walk out right now and cut my track bar in half my axle will have to come toward the passenger side in order to reach. So if i need it to go toward the driver side it needs to be longer. Pretty simple
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If i walk out right now and cut my track bar in half my axle will have to come toward the passenger side in order to reach. So if i need it to go toward the driver side it needs to be longer. Pretty simple
Oh sorry I thought what you meant was that when lowering the truck(assuming the axle started out centered), you would have to elongate the panhard bar, which is not correct. If you lower the truck and don't change the panhard bar the axle will shift to the driver side.

This is going from memory, IIRC the panhard bar connects to the frame on the passenger side and on the axle on the driver side....right?

EDIT: and now I just read your previous post and my memory seems to be correct...
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Oh sorry I thought what you meant was that when lowering the truck(assuming the axle started out centered), you would have to elongate the panhard bar, which is not correct. If you lower the truck and don't change the panhard bar the axle will shift to the driver side.

This is going from memory, IIRC the panhard bar connects to the frame on the passenger side and on the axle on the driver side....right?

EDIT: and now I just read your previous post and my memory seems to be correct...

no, our problem is if we lower our trucks, and DO NOT change the track bar then the axle pulls towards the passenger side. There is a thread where you can redrill a hole in the "FRAME" mount for the track bar. You drill a hole towards the DRIVER side and it pushes the axle back to center. The passenger side of the track bar is stationary. A longer track bar will push the axle the opposite way (towards driver side) and the shorter the track bar, the closer to the passenger side.
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I left mine alone, it's only off center by less than ~1/2". No big deal to me, just a visual thing. Even if there was an adjustable panhard bar I wouldn't spend money on it. I've had my truck loaded down (almost a ton in the bed) and the axle was clearly off center, but again it's just the design of it. Your are right though, at "normal" ride height it should be centered, just depends if it bothers you that it's not. Doesn't bother me but obviously does you lol. I didn't measure mine before dropping it but am almost positive it was centered.
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You are correct it was lengthened. I confused it with my end links apologies.
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I won't argue. Mine needed to be shortened and I have pics is the install. Again,
This is real world experience in a shop, not from behind a keyboard. Lol
Thanks, atleast your admit to your mistakes, thats more then most people.

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You are correct it was lengthened. I confused it with my end links apologies.

Sorry you edited your post as I was posting this lol. edit

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I will admit if I make a mistake however my truck was on roll center prior to lowering

I did call bell tech and got them to send me new end links though so I do appreciate the heads up on that. If they are nicer than my shortened oem end links I'll swap them out.
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good thread!! Thanks for sharing. I just check on the rear's with the 24" and took them off and added my stock wheels and checked again and everything looks good.
Sorry to hear , we should make this a sticky...
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