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Unread 09-21-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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DW/trac bar bracket question

Sorry if this has already been asked, but I couldn't find anything in a quick search. I just installed the IRO 3.5 lift kit, and now I have DW so bad that the jeep is scary to drive. I got the adjustable front trac bar, but the kit also came with a drop bracket. I'm a little confused. Do I need to put the drop bracket on with the adj. trac bar? I've changed the CA bushings, adjusted the toe in and had it aligned.

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Unread 09-21-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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Only use the track bar, do not install the drop bracket.
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Unread 09-21-2009, 11:29 AM   #3
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thanks, thats what I thought. Im going to get under it after work and check the SS and the torque on the trac bar
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Unread 09-21-2009, 11:40 AM   #4
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Check, ca bushings, steering, any loose parts.
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Unread 09-21-2009, 12:25 PM   #5
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wrong forum...oops
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Unread 09-21-2009, 01:06 PM   #6
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Thanks, ill be checking all of that after work
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Unread 09-21-2009, 01:10 PM   #7
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Which track bar did you get? The one that comes in the kit needs the bracket. They sell another track bar that has the tie rod end in it.
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Unread 09-21-2009, 01:12 PM   #8
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The adjustable trac bar that comes with the kit needs the drop bracket? I notiiced that it did not have anywhere near the same bends as the stock bar, is that why? My axle is fairly well centered right now without it
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Unread 09-21-2009, 01:20 PM   #9
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The 3.5 in kit
IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: ZJ 3.5" Lift Kit

XJ/ZJ Double shear adj. track bar conversion
IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: XJ/ZJ Adjustable Double Shear Track Bar Conversion Kit

Their XJ/ZJ/TJ Adj. track bar
IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: XJ/ZJ/TJ Adjustable Track Bar

Which bar do you have?

Alot of people are replacing the bushing with a harder durometer bushing
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Unread 09-21-2009, 02:04 PM   #10
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I have the 3.5in kit with the XJ/ZJ Double shear adj. track bar conversion. For some dumb reason I was under the impression that I wouldnt need the bracket
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Unread 09-21-2009, 02:13 PM   #11
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You haven't even put the track bar in yet and you have DW. So you checked everything over and it's all tight. Put the new track bar in. Hopefully it will solve your DW
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Unread 09-21-2009, 09:59 PM   #12
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If you have the adjustable track bar, the track bar drop bracket isn't necessarily needed. If you end up getting a drop pitman arm I would recomend using the drop bracket to keep the track bar and steering link as parrallel as possible. If the two are not parrallel bump steer will increase and may induse death wobble. For those using the drop bracket, don't trust the bolt alone. It will still move around and cause death wobble. Weld it in place. You can do it your self or take it to a shop and have it done. Either way you will alleviate a lot of headaches and scary moments.
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Unread 09-21-2009, 10:06 PM   #13
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I had that problem after I installed my lift, it was just out of alignment.
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Unread 09-22-2009, 02:33 AM   #14
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if you have the double shear track bar you cant even install it without the drop bracket. this thread is confusing.
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Unread 09-22-2009, 07:57 AM   #15
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The double shear bar is a totally different design than the stock bar - you need the conversion bracket (drop bracket). Not to be confused with a rear trackbar bracket, which excels at breaking the mount.
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