Tracking Bar Drop Bracket
On a flat surface, block the rear wheels and jack up the front left axle. Support it with a jack stand and remove the left tire.
Unbolt the tracking bar from the frame side bracket and lower it out of the way. It is not necessary to remove the tracking bar from the differential side.
Locate the upper bolt on the original tracking bar bracket. You will need to use a grinder to grind the spot welds in order to remove this bolt. Grind and remove the bolt.
Clean the factory tracking bar bracket and that section of the frame thoroughly to prepare the area for welding.
Position the new tracking bar drop bracket over the original bracket. It should fit tightly over all surfaces of the original bracket and may require light tapping with a soft-faced hammer to get it in place.
Bolt the new tracking bar drop bracket into position. For bolt position “A” you will use the supplied ½” x 2 ½” bolt. Position “B” will use the supplied ½” x 1 ½” bolt and nut. Position “C” will use the supplied 9/16″ x 3 ½” bolt, nut, washer & sleeve (replacing the factory 9/16″ mounting bolt). Finally, the original 9/16″ mounting bolt will be used in position “D”. (See illustration below for details on bolt configuration.)
Tighten all the mounting bolts and nuts, then weld the bracket to the frame for added support.
Reinstall the tire, remove the jack stand and lower the Bronco.
With the Bronco on the ground, mount the tracking bar into the new tracking bar drop bracket using the original 9/16″ bolt, castle nut and a new cotter pin.
NOTE: You may need someone to turn the steering wheel slowly for you in order to get the tracking bar in position. If you do use this method, be very cautious around all moving parts!
Once the tracking bar is mounted, check all the mounting hardware to ensure a tight fit.
- Ratchet w/ sockets
- Welder (NOTE: We recommend all welding be done by a certified welder)