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Hey, I just had a tire shop put on a 2 inch lift kit from skyjacker with a 2inch coil spring and a 2inch add-a-leaf. I also out in a 2inch day star coil spacer. And shocks. After i had all this put on...the front tires on the truck sit in like this \--/ and idk what to do to fix it. Anyone know what i need? Im kinda new to lifts so idk what i need.


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If you put in a 2" spacer and 2" lift springs you have a 4" lift. You need a 4" lift kit to go with your longer coils. You will not be able to align your truck as it is right now.. You need radius arm drop brackets and drop ttb brackets
 

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Hey, I just had a tire shop put on a 2 inch lift kit from skyjacker
That was your first mistake. Please tell me it wasn't a national chain? They will hire anybody the applies.
 

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Take out the coil spacers. Thats not the best way to lift the front of a truck. As Todd said already, you need drop brackets for both the TTB pitarm and radius arms. That or extended radius arms.

I am running the same 2 inch Skyjacker kit you have. My front end is doing the same thing. I also tried to get an alignment done at Ford. What I expected to be a 50 dollar fix has turned into a 1300 dollar fix (if I have the work done at Ford). Bad upper and lower ball joints and bad drag link. I will be fixing it on my own.

But, I would recommend you test your ball joints, and put on some adjustable alignment bushings. Then take it back to the alignment shop and have them do it.
 

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oh alright well i called skyjacker and they said that a 4 inch center hinge drop bracket would fix it. so i paid all the money for it and it still didnt work. it reversed how the tires were after that they stuck out the other way more. So im sending that back idk what i need. Can yal send links of what your talkin about please?
 

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I've got a complete 4'' lift kit for the front with extended radius arms made by tough country that I'll sell. And its everything except the bolts, even the drop pitman arm and shocks are included. You come and pick it up for 400 buxs or I'll ship it to you for 550.


As far as what you need, It sounds like you want a 4'' lift. So buy a 4'' lift for a 80-96 bronco or F150. IIRC most lift kits will run around 500 shipped, if you want extended radius arms add another 400-500 buxs, then if you want the better shocks its another 100 buxs. These are just ball park figures but you get the idea. Good Luck.
 

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oh alright well i called skyjacker and they said that a 4 inch center hinge drop bracket would fix it. so i paid all the money for it and it still didnt work. it reversed how the tires were after that they stuck out the other way more. So im sending that back idk what i need. Can yal send links of what your talkin about please?
You need an alignment after you install the drop bracket. But it also sounds like your ball joints are bad. Stop doing things the hard way and take the advice of removing your coils spacers. The leveling coils throw off the geometry of your front end enough...and it just makes it 10 times worse to add another 2 inches with spacers. If you want 4 inches of lift, do it right...or you can never expect your front end to ever be aligned properly.
 

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Also try checking out some of the tech section for lift kit installs to have a better understanding of everything and the parts needed. Since you added the drop brackets for the ttb arms the tires are now /\. It sounds like to me that you put the arms in the wrong holes. If you look there are 2 holes for the large bolts on the arms to go through. The upper hole is for a 4'' lift and the bottom is for a 6'' lift. Try corrcting this before you go to all the trouble of removing and returning everything. Also now since you have a 4'' lift you will need a drop pitman arm for the steering. Good Luck.
 

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Good luck getting your stock brackets back on after you return the drop brackets. As others have said, you're better off returning the 2" kit and getting the rest of the 4" kit from Skyjacker. You need an alignment after you install the lift (any thing that changes your springs/ride height). Any decent alignment shop can get you the adjustable camber shims you need and fix your camber problem. Its all part of lifting a vehicle...
 

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This is halarious. And to think, that not only could you have prevented this whole mess by reading the lift sticky, but you found a shop to install this abomination of a combination of components that shouldnt be installed together.

Congrats on trying to be cheap.
 

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This is halarious. And to think, that not only could you have prevented this whole mess by reading the lift sticky, but you found a shop to install this abomination of a combination of components that shouldnt be installed together.

Congrats on trying to be cheap.

Alright Dick head!!! Im 17 years old with a single mom paying for my own stuff so dont you DARE call me cheap! At least i didnt get a body lift! Your just mad cause mine cost way less then yours and looks way better.............................DICK ibtl
 

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Alright Dick head!!! Im 17 years old with a single mom paying for my own stuff so dont you DARE call me cheap! At least i didnt get a body lift! Your just mad cause mine cost way less then yours and looks way better.............................DICK ibtl
Woah.. Slow down their championship... Don't be pulling the body lift card to make people think better of you..
Also there's nothing wrong with body lifts if it's a good kit installed on a rust free body.

Sounds like you tried to go the "least expensive" route and it didn't work out for you. Best thing to do now is just get a complete 4" kit and go from there.. If you don't "have" to run coil spacers then don't use them.

The 4" skyjacker TTB drop brackets come with 2 different holes. 1 is used for the 6" kit and one is used for the 4" kit. If you use the 6" hole with a 4" lift your tires will be like this /--\.

That and I would suggest not letting a "tire" shop install suspension components on your bronco. If you spend 1/2 a day reading threads here I garuntee you'll know more about the bronco then they do.. Do it yourself or pay a professional 4x4 shop to do it.

Back when I was your age, I was in the same position as you.. Just try and learn from the mistakes and do it better next time.
 

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Alright Dick head!!! Im 17 years old with a single mom paying for my own stuff so dont you DARE call me cheap! At least i didnt get a body lift! Your just mad cause mine cost way less then yours and looks way better.............................DICK ibtl
Why the hell not? Because it's painfully obvious from the choices you made that you are trying to cheap out. There is just no other reason to use those junky coil spacers. As for your age, I remember being young and dumb too, which is what you are clearly implying by that statement, but Jesus, have a little self respect! Why on Earth are you dragging your mom into this? Doesn't she have enough problems trying to raise a self-admitted dumb son all by herself? She's got enough on her plate, so leave her out of it. Let's leave this between the men and the trucks.

Several people on here have given you the answer already, but you don't want to hear it. So here you go, I'll spell it out for you again in words that even you can understand.

1- Your problem was caused because you are essentially stacking two different types of lifts one on top of the other. Either one BY ITSELF would have worked out.

2-Stacked on top of each other you made a 4" lift, which requires TTB arm drop brackets to correct the front end geometry.

3- It sounds like you got the drop brackets, but installed them incorrectly.

4- You have two potential solutions here. One- Move the TTB pivot points up to the 4" hole instead of the 6" hole. If you opt for that you also need to consider adding radius arm drop brackets. And Two- The other option is to remove the coil spacer, which should drop the geometry back down to the point where it might be possible to align it. Either way you'll need to get some high misalignment bushings to align it.

5- When you are short of money it becomes way more important to do your homework first. Reading is free, dumbass mistakes are expensive. First, read enough here on FSB to understand how your suspension works. Then you can come up with a strategy to safely and inexpensively lift it. Lots of guys on here buy second hand lift kit parts and piece together lifts that end up costing half of what a whole kit costs.

I know this sounds harsh, but I still wish you luck in getting your rig back together properly. Just get your ass off your shoulders and listen to the people here who are giving you good advise. There are people who have posted in this thread who have forgotten more about these trucks than you'll ever know, so do yourself a big favor and put your fat ego aside for a moment and listen to them.
 

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I do NOT advocate the methods of F150-400ex "lift", however this website is for information purposes. Most in this thread have steered him in the right direction. Don"t flame some kid who is here to learn, the only way he'll become an avid builder/wheeler is by doing it. Takes a big man to start an imaginary fight on the internet with a 17 year old boy.

F150-400ex, that is not safe at all. Listen to everyone on here, go 2" level or get 4" coils plus the correct alignment bushings radius arms and TTB drop brackets. If your camber is off that bad your just asking for more problems besides looks. If you can't align your truck properly and wheel hubs/ bushings are failing. You can not operate the truck safely either, you can get into an accident man
 

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Thank you for taking the time to spend your first post on a thread with the last post dated at the beginning of 2009.

Welcome to FSB bud.
 
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