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Unread 03-15-2007, 10:45 PM   #1
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off center axle - adj track bar for 3"?

After replacing almost everything on the front end, my axle is shifted towards the drivers side by maybe 1/2"-1". It has the infamous 2" BB w/ UC spring setup. I know an adj track bar isn't required with a 2.75" lift, but do i need one anyway?

Also going for an alignment soon - I don't think that will fix the problem - but will they still be able to do the alignment with the shifted axle?

Where is the cheapest or quickest place to get an adj track bar?

I cant wait to go wheeling on Sunday but i don't think thats gonna happen.

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Unread 03-15-2007, 11:09 PM   #2
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okay, okay, i did some more research and i know i need one, but could i have installed something else wrong yielding this result?

ive also had DW a few times BTW
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Unread 03-15-2007, 11:15 PM   #3
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The lift will shift your axle but I'm not sure that much for +3" vertical. How did you measure the shift?

I know people get by with shifted axles at 3" but I would go ahead and get an adjustable track bar and fix it. Get yourself a heavy duty steering stabilizer too, might help but can't hurt.
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Unread 03-16-2007, 12:46 AM   #4
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mine was shifted over with the ome springs. i just centered it with the jks adj. it's now 1/8 over to the passenger side, gotta see if i can move it back over 1/8th...
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Unread 03-16-2007, 09:55 AM   #5
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The lift will shift your axle but I'm not sure that much for +3" vertical. How did you measure the shift?

I know people get by with shifted axles at 3" but I would go ahead and get an adjustable track bar and fix it. Get yourself a heavy duty steering stabilizer too, might help but can't hurt.
i know it is shifted too much because the upper control arms look like they rub against some of the surrounding unibody

i have the OME SS
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Unread 03-16-2007, 10:29 AM   #6
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Well, then get the adj. track bar and make it right.
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Unread 03-16-2007, 10:51 AM   #7
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so wheres the best/cheapest place?

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I had this question too... I have started to acquire the necessary parts (springs etc) for the lift but I saw on Kevin's Off-Road something that mentions the axle shift. So I guess the adjustable track bar is necessary then... Thanks for asking the question and thanks to the guys for answering it.
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I had this question too... I have started to acquire the necessary parts (springs etc) for the lift but I saw on Kevin's Off-Road something that mentions the axle shift. So I guess the adjustable track bar is necessary then... Thanks for asking the question and thanks to the guys for answering it.
how big of a lift? most people don't need it at my height, but apparently some people need it.
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Unread 03-16-2007, 11:52 AM   #10
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Will they still be able to do the alignment with the shifted axle?
So, will they? or do i have to wait a couple weeks to get one in the mail. WHO SHIPS THE FASTEST for this kind of thing?
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So, will they? or do i have to wait a couple weeks to get one in the mail. WHO SHIPS THE FASTEST for this kind of thing?
try JKS or Kevins. They ship pretty quick. As far as the alignment goes, I would wait until you finish all your suspension mods. If you DD it and have any issues at this point, you can do it yourself with just a measuring tape (TOE) .Just make sure to check that caster is at about the same setting as it was before (if you can't remember, just test it and make sure your steering wheel returns back to straight position after the turn)
That's what I did before I got to the shop and my adjustments were very close

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try JKS or Kevins. They ship pretty quick. As far as the alignment goes, I would wait until you finish all your suspension mods. If DD it and have any issues at this point, you can do it yourself with just a measuring tape (TOE) and just make check that caster is at about the same setting as it was before (if you can't remember, just test it and make sure your steering wheel return back to straight position after the turn)
That's what I did before I got to the shop and my adjustments were very close
all the mods are done but the track bar - so you are telling me to wait until i have the new track bar to get the alignment?

I have been driving it for a week, tweaking the alignment by adjusting the TRE's and such everyday - its getting close!
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Unread 03-16-2007, 12:23 PM   #13
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so you are telling me to wait until i have the new track bar to get the alignment?
I'm not telling you what to do, that's just what I would do. Technically, longer track bar will mostly change your steering wheel alignment but I would wait a few days to do it once and for all.
Follow this link if you want to prealign it yourself
http://www.stu-offroad.com/steering/align/align-1.htm
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I didn't mean it like that, I just meant 'is this what you are saying'. But I will get the track bar first.
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Unread 03-16-2007, 12:36 PM   #15
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how big of a lift? most people don't need it at my height, but apparently some people need it.

Its not something people need or dont need. The shift is consistent with the height of the lift, no matter whos doing it.
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