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Unread 10-27-2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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IRO rear track bar drop bracket questions

So I'm planning on doing a 3.5 inch lift from iron rock probably just the foundation kit with a front adjustable track bar to center the front axle BUT I'm on a budget so I'm wondering about there rear drop bracket.

1. How it mounts. (it looks like it just bolts up)
2. Can i get away with this, just for a little, until i can get an adjustable rear?

(I will be looking in the classifieds here to see if i can find the adjustable bars here and not only save myself money. Also I'd rather not have to use a sort of rigged up method but the use of the bracket would only be temporary.)

Bracket: http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFZ

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Unread 10-27-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
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You can use it for a bit. I wouldn't rely on it for wheeling or indefinitely. I have seen pics of them sheered and ripped off.
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Unread 10-27-2011, 06:23 PM   #3
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i searched a little and saw ppl and mixed thoughts about them

id probably only use it for a month or two max though
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Unread 10-27-2011, 06:23 PM   #4
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the double sheer that comes with the benchmark is better than the adjustable in the front
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Unread 10-27-2011, 06:38 PM   #5
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The drop bracket is actually better than adjustable track bar from the perspective of maintaining factory roll center. Problem is that unless you weld them on and reinforce the nearby unibody structure then they fail.

On road, you can get away with the bolt-on bracket indefinitely. Off-road you need to weld it or go with adjustable track bar.
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Unread 01-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #6
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Sorta bringing this thread back after i just found it, but I'm looking at getting the 3.5 benchmark lift, and I thought I'd ask this, i plan to add the rear track bar:

http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=ZSC

It says you can get it as an adjustable track bar so that if i lift more later i won't need to buy a new one, does this weaken its strength? Because I would guess that it would.

Thanks, if anyone see's this it may be to old.
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Unread 01-06-2012, 08:42 AM   #7
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Adjustable track bars are fine as long as they are not Rusty's. Then they break apart and almost kill you. IRO is beefy and a solid product. You are going to need adj track bars front and rear to center your axles.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 08:24 AM   #8
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Cool, i knew i'd have to be getting them, just wasn't sure what type, also i've been searching around and i found an Old Man Emu lift, wondering if its as good as they're trying to make it out to be, or if its all just marketing....

http://www.rocky-road.com/zjtrailblazer.html
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Unread 01-09-2012, 10:20 AM   #9
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I welded on a track bar bracket to my 44a and used it for 2 wheeling trips and it held up fine. I would definitely weld it though.
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