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post #1 of 4 Old 11-11-2013, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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bump steer...do I need a trac bar?

Installed a Rubicon Express 7" SOA lift kit a few years ago and eliminated the trac bar after some advice from a shop in town. Now I'm having some serious bump steer. Do I NEED a trac bar?? It doesn't seem like I do since it was good for a long while before the bump steer issues came around

That being said, most forums talk about angles between the trac bar and drag link being the same in order to eliminate bump steer. Any advice?

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-11-2013, 05:17 PM
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No need for the track bar with the leaf springs. That track bar/drag link alignment talk is for the coil spring guys. Sounds like a steering alignment issue to me. What steering setup do you have? Drop pitman arm? Over the knuckle setup?
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pictures of your steering setup will help us help you

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You have bumpsteer because of your draglink angle and length, and the inverted t style steering.

The flatter the draglink the less issues you will have. Also some pics would help.

Ruined a perfectly good jeep.

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