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Unread 01-19-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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1997 ZJ Trac Bar Question

Howdy Folks, This is my first post here, so ... Hello. Got rid of my bow-tie this weekend and picked up a 97 ZJ with a 4' Lift, sitting on 33 BFGs. Got it with the dreaded DW. My frontend was a mess, I could rotate my tie rod by hand! After getting that all under control ( Replaced : Tie rod , U joints, and upper control arm bushings). I realised my front axle was shifted about 1.5 to the drivers side. After further inspection and researching. Ive concluded that the retard PO before me should of installed and Adjustable Trac-Bar.

Anyone have any personal experience with this one ?

http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan..._Code=SUS_TRAC

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Unread 01-19-2012, 01:57 PM   #2
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A lot of people like the iro one. Being off center won't cause dw though. Is your track bar bad? Is your caster set right? Should be around 5 degrees.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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Iron rock off-road.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 02:03 PM   #4
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Got rid of my bow-tie this weekend and picked up a 97 ZJ
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Iron rock double shear track bar
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Unread 01-19-2012, 02:14 PM   #5
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I should of said the DW was taken care of. Just have some vibrations, I'm pretty sure the tires are out of round. I just want to center the axle before i get an alignment and new tires.

I was looking at the IRO one as well. I need to get the bracket for that one, right ? Also, the write-ups I've looked at made it sound like bringing the axle back to center was wicked simple. Is this really the case ? It sounds like a PITA to me.
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It's wicked simple. Just have someone turn the steering wheel. As for iro having a bracket. I have no clue, I don't have one. All I know is that guys that have them, love them.
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Its easy. With the tracbar removed the vehicle body will move left or right if you cut the wheel one way one way or the other. Once you have the vehicle centered properly you can just install the trackbar adjusted to the proper length. No need to muscle it around.actually. just removing the track bar and shaking the body around will bring it to center assuming your on level ground. What do you have for the back?
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You only need the bracket if you get the double shear bar. They have one that will work with the factory bracket as well
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Unread 01-19-2012, 02:24 PM   #9
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Its easy. With the tracbar removed the vehicle body will move left or right if you cut the wheel one way one way or the other. Once you have the vehicle centered properly you can just install the trackbar adjusted to the proper length. No need to muscle it around.actually. just removing the track bar and shaking the body around will bring it to center assuming your on level ground. What do you have for the back?
The back one appears to be stock.
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Is the rear close?
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You only need the bracket if you get the double shear bar. They have one that will work with the factory bracket as well
Is it worth coughing up the extra 60 bucks to the double shear with the bracket ?
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Is the rear close?
The rear is almost spot on. I'll still probally replace it, just not right now. New front bar and tires aren't cheap.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 02:29 PM   #13
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I would if I could go back in time.

You should GEt an adjustable rear as well
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If its good, and has you centered, I'd leave it. Hell I'd leave it anyway, but I'm a cheap ars.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 02:33 PM   #15
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Yeah, I'm thinking a Adj rear and a trans rebuild for my tax returns. Ill try to upload some pictures of the new problem child when I get home.
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