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post #16 of 71 Old 06-26-2013, 04:56 PM
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can't tell if that's a wrong placement, if i'm processing right ( no promises) your passenger wheel is out too far, yet the track bar is re-mounted close to center, pushing the wheel out. Why not go back to stock hole placement?


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post #17 of 71 Old 06-26-2013, 05:03 PM
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Get an adjustable track bar and put it back in the right hole.
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post #18 of 71 Old 06-26-2013, 05:09 PM
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if youre adding bigger springs or spacers you definately want an adjustable track bar.

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Holy crap mobile that looks like it would tear right out of there. Ghetto.
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post #20 of 71 Old 06-26-2013, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Holy crap mobile that looks like it would tear right out of there. Ghetto.
That's what I thought. So I took it to Les Schwab, and had them look at it while they rotated the tires. And they said that's how they would do it. I found a used adjustable track bar locally that I'll try to get.

Now back to spacers, does anyone make 1" spacers? Or can I cut down 1.75's?

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It looks like I'm picking up an RE adjustable track bar tomorrow for $55 that needs a new heim joint and bushing. Which should be about $35 more. I also found that pro comp makes a 1" spacer that could be used in the front and I can buy a set of .75" for the rear. Giving me a cheaper alternative to buying new springs and rear spacers.

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Still gonna sag with the spacer in there.
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post #23 of 71 Old 06-27-2013, 10:16 AM
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That's what I thought. So I took it to Les Schwab, and had them look at it while they rotated the tires. And they said that's how they would do it. I found a used adjustable track bar locally that I'll try to get.

Now back to spacers, does anyone make 1" spacers? Or can I cut down 1.75's?
and that's why I don't take my jeep to schwab. Maybe there's a reason that the engineers who designed it didn't put it in that location in the first place

New track bar from amazon, mine was an RE adjustable track bar for 3-5" cost me 111 and change.

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are you adding a winch? i would do an 1.25" spacer up front and the track bar call it good

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Still gonna sag with the spacer in there.
Would it sag any more than now? The springs going to compress the same amount as it is now. But the front end will be 1" taller because of the spacer.

I think I need to put 100 lbs on the front bumper, some weight on the roof, and my 300lbs in the drivers seat, to simulate where it will be when its being used. Then decide what I need for springs and spacers. What do you think? How much will my front springs be worth? That will tell me the price difference between spacers and springs up front.

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I measured the front with 95 lbs on the front bumper and it sagged .6" I already need to come up .75"-1" in the front. So I need 1.5" more lift. What are my options? Two .75" stacked? 1.75" spacer?

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IMO new springs. its gonna ride like **** if you use spacers to compensate for the weight, because the springs will sag more, thus reducing their effective "springyness". at least thats what i would think would happen.

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This was a 3.5" RE kit with a 0.75" spacer in the rear and a 1.25" spacer in the front. ARB and a Warn M8000

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post #29 of 71 Old 06-27-2013, 07:45 PM
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if your looking for spacers check ebay you can order all the way down to 5/8th inch up to i think i have seen 4 inch on ebay

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post #30 of 71 Old 06-27-2013, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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IMO new springs. its gonna ride like **** if you use spacers to compensate for the weight, because the springs will sag more, thus reducing their effective "springyness". at least thats what i would think would happen.
Why would the springs sag more with a spacer? Springs are dumb, they don't know if there's a lead block, a jeep or a chicken coup on top of them. They are compressed by weight. So with a given amount of weight, the compressed height of the spring will be the same. And an extra hundred pounds isn't going to change the ride either. The only possible downside I see is compressed height of the spring package will probably be taller, which will limit flex a little. But most of the time I won't be disconnecting the sway bar, so that's not something I'm concerned about.

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