Originally Posted by ESP
Regarding the front track bar bracket, raising the front track bar (assuming yours is a stock one with the bracket) affects the steering wheel geometry.
I'm going to go with TB related too but there could be several things involved here since you have the bracket in addition to worn, ovaled out or loose TB bolts.
Fwiw there's a few ways to correct steering geometry.
- lower the track bar by the frame and install a drop pitman arm. This is what the Op has.
- lower the track bar by the frame but flip the drag link over the knuckle. Teraflex does this but also incorporates a bar that attaches to the frame for strength.
- raise the track bar by the axle and flip the drag link over the knuckle.
Raising the track bar and flipping the drag link is the most common and best way to do it. Raising the track bar (axle) also raises the front roll center, another important aspect of geometry. More importantly, adds strength to the weak factory axle mount.
Flipping the drag link takes stress out off your sector shaft/steering box with the running at a flatter angle.
A drop pitman arm does the opposite and adds stress to the already weak sector shaft/steering box. With a TB lowering bracket does nothing for roll center.
Doing one without the other messes with the geometry and will cause bumpsteer.