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Unread 02-07-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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Went wheelin today (pics)

Finished up my suspention lift so I went out to my hunting spot today. It handled really well.




I noticed when I was going over bumps and turning I would hear a knock under my feet. So I had my buddy steer left to right. I found the problem.

Were the trackbar bolts onto the axle bracket the hole has been worn oval. I could tell with out taking the bolt out by how much it was moving. I am trying to think of a way to fix the problem. Maybe by getting a grade 8 washer and welding it on the bracket on the bolt head side. Any advice I need it.

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Unread 02-07-2009, 02:38 PM   #2
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Finished up my suspention lift so I went out to my hunting spot today. It handled really well.




I noticed when I was going over bumps and turning I would hear a knock under my feet. So I had my buddy steer left to right. I found the problem.

Were the trackbar bolts onto the axle bracket the hole has been worn oval. I could tell with out taking the bolt out by how much it was moving. I am trying to think of a way to fix the problem. Maybe by getting a grade 8 washer and welding it on the bracket on the bolt head side. Any advice I need it.
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Unread 02-07-2009, 03:39 PM   #3
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same thing happened to mine. ive just left it so far. its really annoying. you could cut it off and weld a new plate there. or you could drill a new hole and buy an adj. trackbar.

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Unread 02-07-2009, 04:16 PM   #4
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did it make that clunking sound?
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Unread 02-07-2009, 04:29 PM   #5
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I think welding the washer would work fine. You may want to weld on 2 or 3 washers thick to prevent it from wearing out again.
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Unread 02-07-2009, 04:50 PM   #6
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I need to get out and do some wheeling.
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Unread 02-07-2009, 10:37 PM   #7
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thanks beater xj!
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Unread 02-07-2009, 11:57 PM   #8
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jeep looks good!
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Unread 02-08-2009, 12:14 AM   #9
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drill the axle mount hole out larger so its not oval to use a wider bolt and correct size bushing sleeve
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drill the axle mount hole out larger so its not oval to use a wider bolt and correct size bushing sleeve
That's only an option if the aftermarket trac bar bushing can be made larger. Best/easiest way to do this is to weld on a new piece of metal to it and drill it o the stock size.
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That's only an option if the aftermarket trac bar bushing can be made larger. Best/easiest way to do this is to weld on a new piece of metal to it and drill it o the stock size.
Im with Balloo on this on, also make sure your threaded side has some metal left, and not loose and wallered out
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That's only an option if the aftermarket trac bar bushing can be made larger. Best/easiest way to do this is to weld on a new piece of metal to it and drill it o the stock size.
i agree if your gonna do it you might as well do it right. either that or make it better then it was stock. which in my book thats still doing it the right way lol
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