I've been looking at lifts and doing a lot of reading up on here and other forums. I'm looking at lifts in the 4" range and I have a question. From what I've read regarding trackbars and steering geometry, it's use both the drop bracket AND drop pitman arm or NEITHER. I've noticed that some lifts (such as Currie and Rubicon Express) have an adjustable trackbar but no drop pitman arm or drop bracket while other lifts (such as Rough Country and Rock Krawler) come with an adjustable trackbar, drop pitman arm, and drop bracket.
So is there a specific advantage/disadvantage to using the drop bracket and drop pitman arm? I can't see a company like Currie NOT using them if it was better TO use them. To me, it almost seems like using the bracket would add a weak point to the mounts. Plus I've read many posts that say the drop bracket constantly comes loose and causes death wobble and other issues.
The advantage I see in not using the drop bracket/drop pitman arm is:
-easier installation (less parts to install)
-not having to drill into the frame
-possible elimination of a weak link?
So for you guys that are knowledgeable about this stuff....what gives? Which is the better setup?
Any specific advantages/disadvantages to one or the other? Thanks.