Tightening track bar problems + death wobble
Background: junkyard lift, 5.5" front, 5" rear. stock trackbar with redrilled hole
alright, so i lifted another 1" on the front (to 5.5) and went to 33's. immediately i got death wobble. I tightened my steering box, steering box bolts, correct air pressure on the tires...etc. I had a buddy move the wheel back and forth while i inspected the steering mechanisms. Whoa, that trackbar had play. the axle bolt is properly torqued. Here's the problem:
I was able to remove the upper trackbar nut. now the bolt that it was attached too doesn't move up or down, but the trackbar still wobbles freely about 1/4 of an inch up or down. i cannot remove the trackbar at all. I banged it, flexed in both directions and banged it while flexed. Tried a hammer and wedge too, all to no avail.
To repeat, when i shake the trackbar, it moves vertically about .25 of an inch, but the bolt (with the nut removed) doesn't move at all. PB blasted the hell out of it too.
What can I do to remove the trackbar or to tighten it properly?