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Unread 03-31-2002, 10:09 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,
I just put a 3" Skyjacker Lift on my '93 XJ Sport. I am more than pleased with the added height I gained, but I think there is a weak link in the kit: the front track bar drop bracket. I used Skyjacker's new bracket but my front axle is pulled 1" to the passenger side. (I can tell because my bumper stops are not in the middle of the coil spring). I also heard that these brackets tend to hollow out after awhile. I know that I should get an adjustable track bar, but where is the CHEAPEST place to get one? Any other suggestions on how to fix the problem would also be appreciated. Thanks.

(P.S. for the first time lifters such as myself, do yourself a favor and make your own transfer case drop bars instead of wasting money on manufactered ones)

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Unread 03-31-2002, 11:22 PM   #2
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To see if your axle is off center, measure the space between the outside edge of the tire and the flare. I have heard the JKS adjustable track bar is nice if you ever need to replace yours. (BTW, I have the RE adj. track bar)
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Unread 04-01-2002, 07:09 PM   #3
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Rusty's sells one too. Just make sure your bolt is really snug, and it shouldn't hollow or ovalize the hole. I have one of those little brackets too, and haven't had any problems.
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Unread 04-02-2002, 04:38 PM   #4
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Thanks to the two relpies. I decided to take off the bracket and install a new adjustable bar from Skyjacker. Let's hope this is the end of it, for now.
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