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Unread 07-08-2013, 04:36 AM   #1
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possible trackbar adjustment ?

I ordered an IRO adj rear trackbar. Stripped the threads when i installed it and the male end was seized inside the female end. After about a day of back cranking trying to get it to come loose and re thread it...i had no other option but to cut it the length i needed it and re weld it together, making a perminant solution. I was about an inch off in my measurements and didnt realize it till after it was welded and installed on the jeep. So my question is..
Since the axle still sits one inch to the right (RHD) drivers side...can i put 1inch coil spacers to get the axle almost center again? I ask bc i can get my hands on free ones.


I would do the right thing and just order another trackbar but i am in england and getting it here is a PITA.

98 ZJ RHD. And the track bar mounts opposite on the RHD. U would think it wouldnt matter in the rear which way it mounted but they decided to go backwards on that too.

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You need a trackbar to center the axle, a coil spacer doesn't locate the axle under the Jeep.
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Lifting the ZJ up makes the front axle go off to the driver side and the rear to the passenger side because the track bars become too short for taller heights. Lifting it up more would exasperate that problem. So no.
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well good thing your passenger side is my drivers side. so it will work.......?
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You need a trackbar to center the axle, a coil spacer doesn't locate the axle under the Jeep.
did you even read my post?

i know what a track bar is and does.
I know when you lift or lower the jeep it moves the axle side to side.

so my question is.......
will one inch of lift hieght be atleast one inch of axle movement from side to side?
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If it is welded too long, then adding a bit more lift will move the axle closer to center. If it is welded too short, it will move it further from center. Amount of lift does not equal amount of axle deflection.
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If it is welded too long, then adding a bit more lift will move the axle closer to center. If it is welded too short, it will move it further from center. Amount of lift does not equal amount of axle deflection.
im just wondering if the amount of lift equals the amount of movement- wether it moves left or right. if it is 1 for 1 then ill just need 1inch coil spacers. if it is not even close to that, i will just order another trackbar
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Amount of lift does not equal amount of axle deflection.
This is the answer. It is not equal.
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