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Unread 03-21-2012, 12:58 AM   #271
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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, 01:23 AM   #272
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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, 01:27 AM   #273
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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, 01:35 AM   #274
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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, 01:36 AM   #275
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How about you throw away your track bars and carry on?
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Unread 03-21-2012, 08:54 AM   #276
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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, 11:32 AM   #277
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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, 01:56 PM   #278
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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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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.
ROFL!

I've had my track bars off for a couple years now, but still have my sway bar with disconnects. My favorite part about not having track bars is when I hit a dip in the road and the suspension moves in a predictable straight up-and-down motion, instead of lurching to one side like a drunken bum.
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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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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
Why would you dump the sway bar yet keep the trac bars? You should exactly the opposite.
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Maybe I have missed it. But what is the reason for removing the front trac bar. Everyone says its awesome, but what makes it awesome?
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Unread 03-21-2012, 03:49 PM   #282
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Maybe I have missed it. But what is the reason for removing the front trac bar. Everyone says its awesome, but what makes it awesome?
So your suspension can do this


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Unread 03-21-2012, 04:56 PM   #283
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Nice Leak

But to say the same thing everyone else has, the Track Bar is supposed to keep your axle centered, but with Leaf springs, it is a useless piece of crap. When you do a suspension lift, you're moving the axle, thus changing the geometry of the Track bar, causing a rough ride, unless (re)moved.

Sway bars keep your axle from "swaying" while driving. Leaf springs will keep the axle centered as well. It also limits articulation when connected to the U-bolt plate on the bottom of the leaves (Or top, depends).

Personally, I don't run either, and she drives as straight as a vehicle with over-sized tires will go. Also to add in, my teeth don't rattle while driving it anymore.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 05:03 PM   #284
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Nice Leak
It was from a hydraulic hose on a tractor that blew. I would love to say the jeep has that much oil in it at one time.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 05:46 PM   #285
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I had ditched the rear track bar a few years ago and never got around to the front, even after a 1.5" lift. I then put on a set of shackles from VACJ5 and noticed it sat funny, so I disconnected the front. Wish I had done that earlier. Ride is much better now. One thing I noticed, though, is that the steering wheel is not centered now. I think the track bar hid that from me somehow.
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