Got more work done on the 08 axle, got the brackets cut out and bent up. I test fitted them on the frame, and some small adjustments need to be made for any future kits, but these will do just fine for me. Most of the holes are drilled (which I hate drilling holes in anything, frames are the worst), the axle is installed, custom high steer arms are welded on, and all the steering is made.
Now I have to make the track bar mount, sway bar mounts, drill a few more holes, weld everything together, do a final test fit and maybe a test drive, then it all comes back apart to go to powdercoat...
I would suggest making the drag link and tie rod parallel to eliminate bump steer. One of the greatest things I ever did for the suspension on my truck. I never even thought about the bump steer until I didn't have it anymore. Makes for a much better driving experience on and off road.
Yes a parallel drag link and track bar are key, but bonus points if you get them both the same length too. Unfortunately here we are limited on changing the track bar length so we are kind of stuck with it.
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