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Unread 01-23-2014, 03:29 PM   #31
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Lookin' good man, as far as track bars, your best bet will be a double sheer/hd track bar such as IRO or RE. I got a good price on a RE double shear from Kolak. I like it so far! It replaces the stock bracket and joint and replaces them with a bracket more like a control arm with a 'jonny joint' type end on frame side. (Wrong terminology for everything but hopefully you get the idea)
Do you have a link to that?

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Unread 01-23-2014, 03:32 PM   #32
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Do you have a link to that?
http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFZ
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Unread 01-23-2014, 03:57 PM   #33
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Ok thanks. I'm familiar with the IRO one, is the RE one basically the same?
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Unread 01-23-2014, 04:02 PM   #34
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I don't think the bracket comes with the RE http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Lift-Kits-Je...pn=R%2fERE1660

You buy it extra http://www.quadratec.com/products/16...FYtxOgodDwsAFg
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Unread 01-24-2014, 09:46 AM   #35
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Ok thanks. I'm familiar with the IRO one, is the RE one basically the same?
The RE one is pretty similar, messege Kolak he's who I got mine from. Both the bar and the bracket

Edit: it was cheaper through kolal to do RE then to do IRO. So for real send him a messege
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Unread 02-12-2014, 03:38 PM   #36
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Quick update on my build: I have some parts that I need to install, including a Dodge Durango steering box, RE front track bar kit, and a set of G2 chromoly axle shafts for my dana 30 (after quickly breaking another stock shaft, I figured it was time). I've been held up because I had to put in a new header panel to replace my broken one after a small incident with a tree. Working with all that plastic sucks! haha. I want to install my gear box in auto tech class, because I don't have a pitman arm puller and all that stuff. Plus I could probably use some help getting the job done right. But that's been delayed also because the shop is undergoing NATEF certification... Hey, spit happens but it will all work out eventually........ stay tuned!

Edit: Kolak was not able to get me the G2 shafts because the vendor dropped the inventory (apparently a defect or something). It cost another 120, but he is sending me an Alloy USA kit. Really itching to get that installed as well as my gearbox. Can't do it at school still, but hopefully next week...
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Unread 02-12-2014, 05:45 PM   #37
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Are u still running the factory np249 with the front locker? How's that handle on and off road? I'm contemplating installing one but getting a lot of mixed ideas
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Unread 02-12-2014, 07:46 PM   #38
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Are u still running the factory np249 with the front locker? How's that handle on and off road? I'm contemplating installing one but getting a lot of mixed ideas
Well my jeep already handles poorly right now because the steering box is toast, which is why I'm replacing it. But after I got a professional alignment the handling with the locker was pretty good. You just gotta be sure to hold onto the wheel because it does dance around a little bit, but it's definitely tolerable. I also have a busted front axle shaft right now, so I'm driving around in 3WD which isn't very fun. If you're gonna lock your front and are planning to offroad I would suggest going straight to chromoly axles when possible, 'cause those stock ones will pop. Just my 2 cents from experience, but as you can see I have more problems of my own . Anyway, to answer your question the 249 does fine with a front locker in my opinion, although it would be nice to swap in a 231 in the future.
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Unread 02-12-2014, 09:41 PM   #39
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Haha, I strongly disagree with your statement. I HATED driving, locked, with that 249. I dont see how you stand it
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Unread 02-13-2014, 10:54 AM   #40
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I have loved my 249 in the snow here lately its been unstoppable lol. But its getting mileage on it now and im looking into swappin a 231 just so i can run the less expensive lockers. Heck if i had an extra $1600 id get selectables haha but thats a pipe dream.
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Unread 02-18-2014, 07:44 AM   #41
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I got the rear bumper painted. I'm trying to get my dirt bike running so I can sell it and get a heavy duty bumper. If any one knows anything about Suzukis let me know.
Did you paint that bumper? If so can you PM me and tell me what you useed and how you did it, I love that look
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Unread 02-18-2014, 02:38 PM   #42
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I got my track bar in, but couldn't get the little grease nipple to screw in on the bracket side...
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Unread 02-18-2014, 03:30 PM   #43
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I got my track bar in, but couldn't get the little grease nipple to screw in on the bracket side...
Maybe the treads got messed up. Next time you are at the parts store grab a pack of them and try to put a new one in. Otherwise it's just a dirt collector hole.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 03:12 AM   #44
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In the picture of your jeep when you got the 31's what rims are those?
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Unread 02-19-2014, 02:10 PM   #45
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In the picture of your jeep when you got the 31's what rims are those?
They're painted stock rims from a 99 wj. I ran them with 5x4.5 to 5x5 adapters.
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