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Unread 03-13-2012, 05:43 AM   #271
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I read your thread on the bent drag link.... Thats one thing I haven't paid ANY attention to, as to where my steering components sit in relation to everything else...
I didnt really pay attention to them either until i bent the drag link.
And after nosing around down there for a few minutes i realized i already have a 3'' drop in my pitman arm.

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I'll be removing the track bar, but after reading that thread, makes me think I may need to beef up my steering to....
I went with RuffStuff's 7/8'' heim kit.
It hasent arrived yet, but when it does ill shoot you some pics and document the install.

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Unread 03-13-2012, 07:09 PM   #272
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Ditched the front track bar, sway bar and rear track bar now, feels like a whole different vehicle, no regrets! I like it even more now!
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Unread 03-13-2012, 10:33 PM   #273
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I haven't driven with a rear track bar for 9 years.. When I did my Ford 8.8 swap, I noticed it didn't have a place to put the track bar back in.. And I didn't feel like welding one on.. So I just chunked it.. After reading this, I will ditch the fron when I do my lift.. But I will keep the sway bar and just some longer disconnects..
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Unread 03-14-2012, 08:30 AM   #274
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When i dumped by track bars and sway bar i quickly realized i needed new shocks. Replaced those with a new stearing stabilizer. Spent 200 miles on the highways yesterday with a canoe on top and it drives fine. But for safety issues i will be putting my sway bar back on. Started the homemade quick discos just waiting to find someone in my area to do a couple of welds for me. (Any mass peeps interested, the fish arent biting out on the swift river (amherst area) this week.)
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Unread 03-14-2012, 09:55 AM   #275
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leave the sway bar. The trac bars do nothing in a leaf sprung rig and were put on as an overeaction to back press the CJs got for being tipsy. Same reason the YJ was lower than the stock CJ as well.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 11:49 PM   #276
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How important is a track bar,

got a issue with my track bars on my YJ after i got my lift on. Any chance I can get away with getting it 45 min's away without them ?
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Unread 03-20-2012, 11:55 PM   #277
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no no no no no don't even try. the track bar keeps your axle centered under the jeep. without your track bar and your jeep on a lift turning your steering wheel will shift your entire axle back and forth.

Its just one of those things you don't leave the house without. You'll just end up hitting something right off the bat.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 11:58 PM   #278
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no no no no no don't even try. the track bar keeps your axle centered under the jeep. without your track bar and your jeep on a lift turning your steering wheel will shift your entire axle back and forth.

Its just one of those things you don't leave the house without. You'll just end up hitting something right off the bat.
He's right, as soon as you remove the trackbar the fuel rail will arc on the battery, killing you and all the kittens in a ten mile radius.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 12:23 AM   #279
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hell.. I just got the rear done so far.. it is a 4in lift so i need a rear one for sure. So am i going to need a front one as well ? This is why i asked like 5 times on here what i needed for this lift.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 12:27 AM   #280
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hell.. I just got the rear done so far.. it is a 4in lift so i need a rear one for sure. So am i going to need a front one as well ? This is why i asked like 5 times on here what i needed for this lift.
Read the thread that yours has merged into and think of the kittens!
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Unread 03-21-2012, 12:35 AM   #281
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My friends pirate kitten is helping me with this post so I can understand saving the kittens. Guess im kinda JACKED now. Thanks. Pm me if you guys have any advise on how to fix this screw up
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Unread 03-21-2012, 12:36 AM   #282
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How about you throw away your track bars and carry on?
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Unread 03-21-2012, 07:54 AM   #283
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Toss them out. You don't need track bars on leaf springs. Ever.

A traction bar however is something entirely different...
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Unread 03-21-2012, 10:32 AM   #284
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This thread reminds of traffic cams over ice patches.

You sit and watch one oblivious person after another get in the same wreck.

"Oh this guy still has track bars? Let me enlighten him."

"Idiot talks about OEM and how it *feels* dangerous; ignores thousands of pages"

Rage ensues.

Rinse and repeat.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 12:56 PM   #285
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I run both track bars with new bushings and scraped the sway bar after I lifted it and she is solid at 75on the highway. Perfect to go straight on the beach right off the highway
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