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post #1 of 10 Old 12-11-2007, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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TnT Customs HD TrackBar

I'm going to be ordering the tnt customs hd trackbar system but i have a couple questions. i was curious as to how much adjustability there was. i'm running about 4.5-5" up front but i have re-drilled my track-bar mount so i can use the stock trackbar. when i called them up today, i was told that they only have options for 4-6" and 6"+. do you think i'll be able to adjust the bar down enough to run the 4-6" bar with the re-drilled mount and 5" lift??
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-11-2007, 02:28 PM
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why not use the old hole?

and re hd trackbar+ 1/2" bolts > tnt customs

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post #3 of 10 Old 12-11-2007, 02:41 PM
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KTMRacer has a very valid point. He has the TNT bar and bracket and has bent the bracket to some degree and has broke multiple bolts. Unfortunately the jury is still out as to why this has occurred, but one fact that can't be ignored is the bolt size difference used between the two. RE uses larger bolts and I can't remember someone that has sheared a RE XD track-bar bolt. It probably has happened somewhere, but it sure isn't a common problem. And its not like a lot of people aren't running that setup either.

Another good reason for RE is that you can buy a crossbrace to take some of the load of the bracket and frame.

If the price difference is negligible and your needs require a heavy duty track-bar I would consider the RE 1660. And I am not a must buy RE zombie.

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post #4 of 10 Old 12-11-2007, 05:48 PM
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Be absolutely sure that you get the right length. I went through this this past August. I ordered a T&T bar for a 6.5" lift and when I got the tracbar, it was too long. I was a bit peeved. I called them, and they said that they sent me the correct one and that the problem was with my springs. Apparently when they designed the tracbar they take into account the 1"-2" extra that you get from NEW springs, and since my springs were actually broken in and sat at 6.5" the bar was too short.

Long story short, I had a local welder cut out the threaded insert and lop 1" off of the tracbar. It fits, but barely. You can see how much thread engagement that I have on the tracbar now (which is good I guess...more thread contact=more strength).


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when i redrilled the hole, it wasn't a full hole over so i welded a plate over the front of the axle bracket and drilled though that. it would be easy enough to grind it off and weld another plate back on drilled out for the stock hole but i was just wondering if you thought i'd have to or not. i just don't want to turn my bracket into swiss cheese where can i pick up the RE bar for the best price? I haven't really had a chance to look into it yet and i've been pretty busy prepping for finals
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post #6 of 10 Old 12-11-2007, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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so are you saying this is what i want?
http://www.jeepinoutfitters.com/scri...?idproduct=116

i saw an upgrade somewhere for the bigger bolts/ joint. do i have to purchase that too or am i going to be all set with just that set-up from jeepinoutiftters? $256 with free shipping sounds quite reasonable and there is a 5% discount code right? the tnt was going for $240+ $30 shipping... guess that puts the RE on top for price too... i kind of assumed the RE would be more exspensive i guess.

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you need to call re and ask for the 1/2" sleeve and superflex ball. the ball is $12 and the sleeve is $2 iirc. then you just need to drill

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post #8 of 10 Old 12-11-2007, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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how badly do you think i need the 1/2" upgrade for 33's? since i've already drilled my mount once, the structural integrity is already compromised and it's tough to weld a plate to the back side of the mount. i guess what i'm getting at is that if i drill for the 1/2" bolt, is my bracket going to become the weak point?
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post #9 of 10 Old 12-11-2007, 08:58 PM
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you need to call re and ask for the 1/2" sleeve and superflex ball. the ball is $12 and the sleeve is $2 iirc. then you just need to drill
or dont run the sleeve and just slide a 3/4" bolt in there

That is what I did, but I have a custom axle bracket to and the 3/4 is most likely OverKill LOL just a little

I also have the 1/2" superflex ball and grade 8 bolt, cant image snapping it
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More food for thought...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/lets-hear-double-shear-trackbar-mounts-482122/

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