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post #1 of 17 Old 09-12-2012, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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better front TB

I installed new bushings in the TB and first trip out they are shredded. I'm tired of blowing trac bar bushings on my IRO Adjustable Double Shear Track Bar. Whats a better set up?

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post #2 of 17 Old 09-12-2012, 10:15 AM
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Poly bushes?

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only ones that fit proper are there rubber bushings i did install a poly moog tb bushing on the axle side once but that did not last but 1 trip as well

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post #6 of 17 Old 09-12-2012, 06:44 PM
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I don't understand how you can be shredding bushings like that. My Rubicon Express Extreme Duty track bar has a flex joint at the frame side and the original bushing at the axle side.

I've wheeled the crap out of it for years and when I tore the suspension down for inspection this spring the bushing looked as good as new.

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Dumb question perhaps but......you are waiting until the vehicle is off the axle stands and back on the ground before tightening the bolts, aren't you?

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Yes everything has always bin tightened down while its under the weight of the jeep

I have wallowed out the axle side bushing before but never this



Im see clayton uses a flex joint on the body side. Would that fit in the iro bracket horizonally?
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post #9 of 17 Old 09-13-2012, 08:42 PM
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http://www.ironman4x4fab.com/Products/TB.html

exact one i have. Its freakin beef

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only ones that fit proper are there rubber bushings i did install a poly moog tb bushing on the axle side once but that did not last but 1 trip as well

http://www.ironman4x4fab.com/Builder..._BUSHINGS.html

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http://www.ironman4x4fab.com/Products/TB.html

exact one i have. Its freakin beef
Except the IRO bracket is a heck of a lot beefier. Their "double shear kit" won't solve the weakness of the factory bracket.

I might have to order some spare bushings now that I see it could be an issue.
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Have you tried calling iro and see if they have any ideas as to why it might be happening?

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Except the IRO bracket is a heck of a lot beefier. Their "double shear kit" won't solve the weakness of the factory bracket.

I might have to order some spare bushings now that I see it could be an issue.
The ironman4x4fab bracket is just as strong if not stronger. Yes it is a factory bracket re drilled and a double shear end welded into it but those factory brackets are more than strong enough to handle it.

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The Ironman Fab is a piece that bolts onto the factory bracket, IRO replaces the stamped factory bracket with plate.

http://www.ironman4x4fab.com/Products/images/STD_FTB.JPG
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The Ironman Fab is a piece that bolts onto the factory bracket, IRO replaces the stamped factory bracket with plate.

http://www.ironman4x4fab.com/Products/images/STD_FTB.JPG
The factory bracket is slightly thinner but it is stamped with bends and ribs in it that strengthen it then i has a sleeve welded inside it the further strengthens it. The weakest point of either bracket is what it is bolted to and the "peel" effect
I own one. In talking to Andy from ironman4x4fab he recommends welding them in place although bolting is fine.
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