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Unread 12-19-2012, 02:59 PM   #16
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Checked it again, no metal rubbing marks, nothing loose whatsoever :/

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Unread 12-19-2012, 03:04 PM   #17
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What is the eye of the leaf spring again? I'm not sure maybe the shackle is grinding something. Those 2 body mounts don't look good but then again my other jeep had none in the rear lol
i meant where the leaf bolts to the shckle. that area.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 09:00 PM   #18
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How's your track bar mount?
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Unread 12-20-2012, 12:18 AM   #19
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It's solid, can't move it at all. It's almost like a creaking but very quick and it resonates through the entire jeep like somebody just whacked above the axle with a BFG.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 12:20 AM   #20
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Yeah. Take it off. Then try whatever it was that was making the noise.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 12:33 AM   #21
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Small flex like going up a driveway, pulling into a parking lot etc. and it only happened at slow speeds, never fast.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 12:34 AM   #22
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It's the track bar. Take them off.
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Unread 12-24-2012, 01:36 AM   #23
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Now considering my Jeep being an east coast Jeep the rear track bar probably isn't going to come off regularly so it'll have to be hacked off. The other driver of this Jeep thinks the road driving will be just nasty with the track bar off. So if it's cut off theres no way its going back on.
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Unread 12-24-2012, 08:18 AM   #24
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Now considering my Jeep being an east coast Jeep the rear track bar probably isn't going to come off regularly so it'll have to be hacked off. The other driver of this Jeep thinks the road driving will be just nasty with the track bar off. So if it's cut off theres no way its going back on.
shouldnt have been on there in the first place from the factory. Show me where any other leaf sprung vehicle has a track bar. There are none on cj's and they steer fine. Get rid of them and dont look back.
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Unread 12-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #25
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My track bar was not loose, though it still clunked until I changed the bushings. I removed it for my first trip on the trails and it's, or should I say they've been collecting dust ever since. The jeep's not a regular DD but 90% of it's use has been on road with no handling issues. Yank em.
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Unread 12-24-2012, 10:44 PM   #26
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Took my trackbar out, no problems to report. Although, I did break a shock mount... unrelated I'm sure.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 07:28 AM   #27
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I'm having the same exact noise issue but haven't had any time to crawl under her and poke around.

I removed my track bars a few weeks ago and I've had no issues with steering slop, wander, etc.!! Mine is a DD so it'd be noticeable if anything had changed for the worse. Ditch 'em.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 12:18 AM   #28
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I searched easily for 15 minutes for a write up on how to remove them. They will probably have to be cut off in general but would just like to confirm a couple things. There is 2 track bars one on each axle and then the sway bar in hte front correct?

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Unread 03-25-2013, 06:30 PM   #29
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I searched easily for 15 minutes for a write up on how to remove them. They will probably have to be cut off in general but would just like to confirm a couple things. There is 2 track bars one on each axle and then the sway bar in hte front correct?

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Correct. Total of two trac bars and one sway bar. The sway bar is the one you keep. The trac bars are simple to remove (in theory) but with any rust and corrosion, makes it a little more difficult. I cut the bolt heads off mine and heated the bushing till she melted then hammered the bolt out of the sleeve. I melted the bushing kinda on accident, I was intending on just heating the bolt. But the rest followed.

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Unread 04-18-2013, 11:58 AM   #30
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Alright so I finally got around to taking them off and it's definitely a noticeable difference. It's really nice now, there's more give in the suspension.

So my steering was loose and had play before but it was no big deal. The play increased a bit the steering is completely cockeyed now. Definitely still drivable but the steering wheel is just in a weird position that messes with the left turn signals ability to stay on.

This is my steering wheel straight.
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