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Unread 12-07-2005, 07:42 PM   #1
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OME lift question (track bar relocation bracket)

My dealership, who lifts alot of Jeeps and they do alot of wheelin' so I'm inclined to trust what they say, just put my OME lift on. When I went to pick it up I found out they didn't install the trackbar relocation bracket with my lift. The only mods I have done are the basic OME lift and a set of 32s. IIRC he told me I wouldn't need it unless I went with a bigger tire or further mods. Is this something I need to go back and have put on or is there something else, like an adjustable one, that you guys would recommend? Please help, as I'm just learning all this stuff.

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Unread 12-07-2005, 09:20 PM   #2
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Not being familliar with your kit, I would still assume if it came with the kit that it should go on. By basic OME, you mean the 2.5" lift? Is this your rear trackbar? Measure how much your tires are out from the flares and if not equal then your axle is off (compare rear to rear, front to front)
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Unread 12-07-2005, 09:31 PM   #3
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I'll probably have an answer for ya tomorrow. I screwed up the bracket the other day doing an OME install...Having things reversed and reinstalled haha. Anyway, learn from my stupidity and if you do it...be sure ur doing it right, not a lot of room to screw up! But i'll ask the fellas tomorrow at high country 4x4.
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Unread 12-07-2005, 10:55 PM   #4
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By basic OME, you mean the 2.5" lift? Is this your rear trackbar? Measure how much your tires are out from the flares and if not equal then your axle is off
Your correct, its the 2.5" kit.

And, yes, my rear axle is off. Its more shifted to the passenger side by about an inch or so. As a matter of fact, the front axle looks like its off to the driver's side but not as bad as the rear.

I assume thats what the rear trackbar relocation bracket is for? Is it going to hurt anything if I don't go back and have it put on? As soon as I picked my LJ up I went to SEARS and had an alignment done btw.
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Unread 12-09-2005, 03:10 PM   #5
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If it is off in the rear, I would definitely take it to that shop and tell them to put it on free of charge.
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Unread 12-09-2005, 03:51 PM   #6
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Sorry, forgot to update the situation. I did go back to the shop yesterday and they are putting on the trackbar relocation bracket Monday morning.
Does anyone know if I'll have to get the alignment checked again after they do this?
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Unread 12-09-2005, 05:34 PM   #7
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I've always been told to get an alignment after a lift.

And BTW, why would getting bigger tires be more reason or any reason to put the trackbar on. Either the axle's centered, or its not. The size of the tires shouldn't make a difference.
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Unread 12-09-2005, 05:53 PM   #8
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Sorry, forgot to update the situation. I did go back to the shop yesterday and they are putting on the trackbar relocation bracket Monday morning.
Does anyone know if I'll have to get the alignment checked again after they do this?
You don't need your alignment checked. As far as your front end alignment goes, the only thing that is adjustable on your Jeep is toe in which can be easily done yourself. Your throwing your hard earned $$$ down the drain by paying someone to set your toe in.

http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html
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Unread 12-09-2005, 06:51 PM   #9
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The reason they did not put the rear trackbar bracket on is that it it the only part of that lift that is hard to do. It requires an angle drill and it's hard to get into. Then you need little girl fingers to thread the new bolts in. Good thing you caught them. You want the rear axle centered.
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Unread 12-09-2005, 08:02 PM   #10
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The reason they did not put the rear trackbar bracket on is that it it the only part of that lift that is hard to do. It requires an angle drill and it's hard to get into. Then you need little girl fingers to thread the new bolts in. Good thing you caught them. You want the rear axle centered.
You hit the nail on the head.
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Unread 12-10-2005, 10:44 PM   #11
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front track bar relocation?

I just installed a 3" lift from 4wd hardware today and in the instructions it also said that you needed to drill a new hole for the front trackbar as well, i did do it but i did not check to see if it was centered, i will do that tomorrow. I also have to align it tomorrow cause on my test ride i got the "death wobble". thank to the post above with the instructions on adjusting the toe in and such i think i may be able to correct it... i'll come back after doing so and post my findings. Has anyone else drilledthe hole for the front track bar... I'm also new to the forum, i started browsing about a week ago just looking for tips on putting in a lift because this is the first one im doing. I found this forum to be very informative, I'm glad to now be a part of the forum, thanks!!
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