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Unread 04-22-2010, 07:33 PM   #1
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Question about 8.8 swap

I have an 8.8 out of a 97 Explorer. I have removed all the mounts, re-welded the spring perch mounts at the correct spacing and angle, welded the axle tubes to the housing and redone all the brakes with new brakes and 2 pass. brake lines. I built my own shock mounts from 2X4 steel tubing. I have the yoke adapter from the Explorer and a 1310 to 1330 conversion joint.

My question is about the track bar. In every picture and article that I have been through I do not see the track bar mount being reinstalled on the axle. Is it common to remove this when doing a swap?

Thanks, Chas

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Unread 04-22-2010, 07:35 PM   #2
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Forget the rear tracbar & never look back.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
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I just did this swap and didnt install the trac bar. 99% of YJ owners will say it isnt needed since it is a leaf spring suspension. CJ's didnt have them from the factory.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 07:41 PM   #4
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Just finished my 8.8 swap with the M.O.R.E. kit and they dont even put the trac bar mount in the conversion kit. Not that i cared or even thought about it cuz i lost my trac bars a long time ago. lol
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Unread 04-22-2010, 09:11 PM   #5
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That's what I thought. I just wanted to confirm it. I have never seen a leaf sprung vehicle with a trac bar before so I wanted to be sure. Thanks for all the input.

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Unread 04-22-2010, 10:33 PM   #6
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Ditto, never used the track bar.
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Unread 04-23-2010, 08:07 AM   #7
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Thanks alot for the info. It will not be going back on the 8.8.

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