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Unread 10-18-2013, 08:06 AM   #1
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Hey gents stupid question but have a 94 yj and love the jeep but the guy who I bought it from did the spring over axel mod which is fine but left out reconnecting to the front track bar which doesn't reach to the stock bracket do I need a different bracket? Any advice would be great

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Unread 10-18-2013, 08:17 AM   #2
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If you would like to run a track bar then you will need a new bar and bracket with that much lift. Stock bar will not have the right geometry
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Unread 10-18-2013, 08:22 AM   #3
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Does the New bracket sit in the same place or does that need to be over the spring for angle
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Unread 10-18-2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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Just forget about the trackbar. Both of them. They aren't needed.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 08:29 AM   #5
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How do I tighten up my steering with a soa anything below 25 mph and iam all over the road
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Unread 10-18-2013, 08:44 AM   #6
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track bar has virtually nothing to do with steering. How do your angles look? did you do a drop pitman arm or over the knuckle steering?
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:09 AM   #7
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post pictures from all angles. Setting up a proper SOA is way more work and a lot more expensive than most think.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:16 AM   #8
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Yes have a drop Pittman arm angels are right but my tie rod is bent up in the middle from po
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:20 AM   #9
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I feel like there's something missing there's no play in the steering as if like a bad tie rod end but just loose where there's no resistance in steering
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:38 AM   #10
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Post up some pics.

The bent tie rod definitely messes up your alignment, not a huge issue but it could be partly responsible for why you are all over the road.

can you try to explain the problem better? You are "all over the road" at 25MPH, but does that mean death wobble, odd tracking, etc?
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Yes have a drop Pittman arm angels are right but my tie rod is bent up in the middle from po
That's the problem. You need high steer
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:44 AM   #12
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Unfortunately no pics at the moment carpool with a friend. As for explanation, at low speeds ie below 30, while diving straight I drift to the left and right like something is loose in my steering but after 30 or so it stiffness up I guess because it's just at a higher speed
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Unread 10-18-2013, 01:02 PM   #13
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Wondering with speed is essentially the alignment of the ball joints, not the steering. Best bring your Jeep to an alignment shop. Just relocating the mount on top, parrallel to the bottom, is not correct. Don't forget to flip the center pin in the leafs as well. The round head fits into the spring perch on the axle.

Track bars are a rigid way of locating the axle under the frame. The leaf spring is essentially a track bar but flattened and longitudinal, not lateral. The leaf spring locates the axle under the frame. Best check the bushings for wear in the frame and both ends of the shackle. Just like a link suspension where the spring is separate, the links locate the axle.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:48 PM   #14
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. Just relocating the mount on top, parrallel to the bottom, is not correct.
This technique has proven to work fine for functionally sized SOAs over the years.
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