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post #31 of 1353 Old 09-29-2006, 07:16 AM
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I have all disconnected/removed. Its not a hot rod so I don't drive it like one so I don't really notice them gone. Flexing greatly improved. Scored 950 on a 30* RTI this past weekend. It also rides smoother on the road.

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post #32 of 1353 Old 09-29-2006, 09:38 AM
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I took of my front trac bar and have Disconnects on there...
But I usually leave them off.

One time when I was driving in extremely windy weather did i stop and take the time to put them back on. Then left them off after to removed them the next time.

Would have done the rear one, but I forgot to when I put my lift on and I cant get to the torx head very easily, but when I have the time and get to working on it again... Its gone!

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post #33 of 1353 Old 04-03-2007, 08:12 PM
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Rear tracbar too short?

It looks like I need to remove my rear tracbar after installing my Skyjacker 2.5 lift. I took it in to get an alignment today and the tech showed me how the tracbar was pushing the rear axle out to the right causing all sorts of problems. I also need to install shims under the rear springs due to driveshaft vibrations. What size torx bit do I need to remove the tracbar and what would be a good angle to start with for shims?

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post #34 of 1353 Old 04-03-2007, 08:25 PM
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Should be a T55 torx bit. No idea on the shims
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post #35 of 1353 Old 04-03-2007, 08:26 PM
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IIRC, the tracbar torx bit size is a T55.

As far as the shim degree goes, it depends on if you run a tcase drop too. As a WAG, a 4* shim might do the trick but that's just a WAG.
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post #36 of 1353 Old 04-03-2007, 08:45 PM
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Joe using terms like WAG I'm suprised you didn't say to just move it an RCH.

I think the sawzall will also work on getting that track bar off.
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post #37 of 1353 Old 04-03-2007, 08:57 PM
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Mine has extensions attached to the axle, about a 3" steel part that raises the lower bar mount, thing get loose all the time. Ill try and get a pic tommorow for clarity.

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post #38 of 1353 Old 04-03-2007, 09:14 PM
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I haven't dropped the tcase. The Skyjacker instructions mention a shim. I just bought the springs off someone though and didn't know about a shim.

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post #39 of 1353 Old 04-04-2007, 05:28 AM
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Nobody has installed shims on a 2.5" lift?

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post #40 of 1353 Old 04-04-2007, 06:09 AM
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Nobody has installed shims on a 2.5" lift?
just get a tcase drop, it'd be cheap and easy.

lose some clearance in the middle though.

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post #41 of 1353 Old 04-04-2007, 06:30 AM
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i had to use a sawzall to get the top mount of the track bar off. i just cut the back nut off.

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post #42 of 1353 Old 04-05-2007, 08:12 PM
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OK, installed 4 degree shims today and driveline vibe is much better. I also took off the rear track bar and can't believe how much smoother the ride is now! How much thread would I have on the transfer case bolts to add some washers to lower it a half inch or so? Would I need to replace the bolts with longer ones?

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post #43 of 1353 Old 04-05-2007, 08:16 PM
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Why only four degrees if you needed more. I'm going to assume you're adding washers the TC to get more of the vibe settled, right?

If you do change the bolts (which I don't think you'll need to) go with grade 8's...better safe than sorry.

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Why only four degrees if you needed more. I'm going to assume you're adding washers the TC to get more of the vibe settled, right?

If you do change the bolts (which I don't think you'll need to) go with grade 8's...better safe than sorry.
Well, four was all I could get my hands on and it's my DD so I was in a bind to get some relief fast. Yes, I'm trying to get some of the vibe settled and was hoping just some washers would get me where I needed to be. I am planning on starting at 1/4" and going from there.

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post #45 of 1353 Old 04-05-2007, 09:46 PM
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if you remove that trackbar the rear will flex like it should. just an idea. i haven't had trackbars on my jeep in 2 years, and i can't even tell much of a difference, especially with sturdier heavier duty springs like you're running.
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