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Neither... Buy or make a custom track bar thats longer for the new lift.

Both a drop bracket or riser will put extra leverage on the frame or axle.

But of the two, I prefer the frame mount drop bracket. It can be gusseted easier and wont snag of stuff like it might on the axle. Plus, the axle mount is notoriously a weaker point.
 

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So no need to keep the track bar parallel with the drag link? I keep seeing that mentioned.
Yes and no. It doesnt have to be perfect, as long as its the correct length and somewhere close to parallel. Usually, the extended ones have a bit of an S-shape to keep them mostly parallel. Ideally, you could do this with the drag link too, and not use a drop pitman arm.

Lots of superduty guys just use an extended, adjustable track bar when lifting.

As I said though, if this is more than you wanna do, the drop bracket would be my next choice. But it will limit travel slightly compared to no drop brackets.

I would stay away from the riser personally.
 
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