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Unread 06-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
LeeZJ
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Track bar rubbing on tie rod

Hi guys,

My tie rod sits extremely close to my track bar and rubs against my track bar when steering left at full lock which causes the left front end to raise slightly. Is there a steering setup that will give me more clearance maybe by pushing the tie rod forward an inch? i have looked at IROs OTK setup but i don't think that will work as the bend in the track bar is in the way.

Ill include a picture to give you guys a better idea as my setup is for a ZG.

Thanks, Lee

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Unread 06-25-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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Anyone have any ideas?
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Unread 06-25-2013, 12:16 PM   #3
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Sounds like maybe the pinion angle is pretty extreme. Wouldn't that cause the bars to come loser together? Maybe adjustable control arms would help.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 01:33 PM   #4
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I did think about adjustable control arms, and i am planning on getting some, but to me the pinion angles look ok. I think its just because the IRO bar is about 3x bigger than the stock bar thats causing me problems.

I did a search and found a rugged ridge upgrade which i thought may give me some more room but then read somewhere on here that its for offroad use only.

Alot of people seem to recommend the currie setup, would either of these actually change much? If i could get a RHD version that is..

Or i could put a bend in the tie rod and realign, any thoughts?

Thanks, Lee
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Unread 06-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #5
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Well, I have the IRO double sheer and I have no issues with it. I'm at 2" of lift.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 01:38 PM   #6
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Thats understandable, but being a ZG model my track bar and steering is mounted opposite to yours so my bar has to bend around the diff taking up more space.

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Unread 06-25-2013, 01:53 PM   #7
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Thats understandable, but being a ZG model my track bar and steering is mounted opposite to yours so my bar has to bend around the diff taking up more space.

Lee
It's not my fault it was installed backwards.

Seriously though, I didn't think of that.
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