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Old August 21st, 2009, 09:28 AM   #1
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ive got an 02 ram(old body style) cummins, and my trac-bar has had it. im not going to put another stock one on its got 158k on it and before i bought it it was on its 3rd one. its got 33s with a 2inch leveling kit other than that its stock
i was looking at replacements from aftermarket companies but now i see they have a kit that retro-fits to the 03 and newer

who has used what and what works good?

thanks for the help
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This has been addressed a couple times in Dodge Tech, which is where this thread should be moved (not duplicated).
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Old August 21st, 2009, 12:58 PM   #3
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well seeing how dodge is not the only vehicle running a trac-bar there maybe companies that make numerous products
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well seeing how dodge is not the only vehicle running a trac-bar there maybe companies that make numerous products
Or maybe a company that makes a specific solution for a Dodge Ram that Dodge Ram owners on GL have already discussed in Dodge Tech many times, you clown.

You asked a question about a specific application. I told you where you will find the answer to your specific application because I own your application, have already applied the solution, and made recommendations to others in Dodge Tech with the same application.
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heres an idea go order a relocation bracket from bds to move the track bar over to center and it will stop running through track bars on ya and when you buy another trac bar i would recomend moog not a cheapy
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heres an idea go order a relocation bracket from bds to move the track bar over to center and it will stop running through track bars on ya and when you buy another trac bar i would recomend moog not a cheapy
That is not what a track bar relocation bracket is used for. You don't center the track bar with it. You use it to center the axle when you are not using an adjustible track bar.

Using one in the manner you just described would make the vehicle ride like a rock, make the axle shove way out to the passenger side upon compression (and to the driver's side upon droop), and cause significant bump steer since the angle of the track bar vs. the drag link will now significantly deviate from parallel.
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Google- Lukes Link . . . or check out skyjackers adjustable track bar. I have heard good things about the Lukes link and i beleive its only 80$ or something. The skyjacker trac bar is a bit expensive . . . 240$ or so I beleive but it is a nice setup.
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wow im glad that if you move the trac bar guess what moves with it oh that would be the axle therefore fixing your problem
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wow im glad that if you move the trac bar guess what moves with it oh that would be the axle therefore fixing your problem
I can see that you don't understand how the front suspension in your Ram works.

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Track bar relocation brackets are not for moving the fixed track bar. When you lift your front end and have the axle centered under the vehicle, the distance between the upper and lower mounting points of the track bar will grow. If you retain the factory fixed track bar, it will not let this distance grow and the track bar will jerk the axle to the driver's side, as well as cause bump steer and worsen the ride since it will be at a steeper angle than the drag link. The track bar relocation bracket moves the track bar's upper mounting point on the frame slightly to the passenger side so that 1) the axle may remain centered under the vehicle and 2) the track bar can retain its angular relationship with the drag link, which should be as parallel as possible. You aren't putting shit in the middle of anything.

If you have an adjustable or longer track bar, you don't need the relocation bracket at all and its pointless to buy one. Personally, I think they are a waste of money and the correct way to address that problem is an adjustable track bar that also converts the upper mount.
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