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Unread 07-23-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Rear adj. track bar

Im in the process of swapping out my rear axle (44a) for an identical one and I'm replacing the track bar while i'm at it and i was curious: at roughly 4.5" of lift should i keep my rear track bar relocation bracket or use the factory mount?

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Unread 07-23-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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get an adjustable track bar and use the factory mount
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Unread 07-24-2013, 01:40 AM   #3
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If you need an adjustable trackbar I have the JKS available at an excellent price. Free shipping too. Send me a PM here on the forum and we'll chat.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 03:40 AM   #4
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I have run a JKS for 5 years now and it's tight as ever .

Frame brackets for the rear track bar are a huge no no IMO . Axle side brackets I like better and utilize a bracket and JKS bar on my 7.5" lifted Orvis . I have tried with and without . With gives better road manners as it keeps the bar more level . I cruise my ZJ at 80-85 mph regularly . BTW , I used this set up at 4.5" lift too and loved it . I would recommend welding the bracket as I have seen the occasional bracket fail . I have no welds but no issues either .
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Ironman4x4fab.com makes an indestructible one.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 06:47 PM   #6
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Ironman4x4fab.com makes an indestructible one.
Comparing prices to JKS it's $50 more and I bet Kolak widens that margain even more .

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