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Unread 01-03-2014, 08:06 PM   #1
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Centering Rear Axle

I'm in the process of installing my 2" BDS lift on my 2005. I started on and am currently working the rear axle. Springs are in and stabilizer bars are hooks up, but I can't seemed to push the axle far enough to the drivers side to line the lower control arms back up with the frame brackets. What's the trick?

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Unread 01-03-2014, 08:45 PM   #2
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Doh! I just read the instructions again. Track bar should have been disconnected. I had my mind on control arms.
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Unread 01-04-2014, 01:35 PM   #3
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Keep all the control arm bolts loose and use a ratchet strap to pull it into place. Once it is on the ground, then tighten all the bolts. If you tighten the bolts with the suspension drooped, you will preload the bushings and they will wear out quickly.
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Keep all the control arm bolts loose and use a ratchet strap to pull it into place. Once it is on the ground, then tighten all the bolts. If you tighten the bolts with the suspension drooped, you will preload the bushings and they will wear out quickly.
Once I disconnected the track bar, I was able to get things back together. While on the ground, I see the axle is more to the passenger side than centered. I guess it's due to the factory track bar length with 2" lift.
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Unread 01-04-2014, 01:51 PM   #5
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Track bar relocation bracket would fix that.
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