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Unread 10-22-2013, 10:52 PM   #16
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Explain how this is horrible at 3 inches?? You can redril the hole and the axle WILL be centered. Would I like an ajustable? Yes but it's ridiculously expensive.
Redrilling a hole in thin metal is stupid I've seen redrilled mounts tear . 125 is not much to spend. The stock trackbar was not designed to work at the angle of a 3" lift especially when cycling offroad.

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Unread 10-22-2013, 11:00 PM   #17
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It's plenty strong enough. To help mine I welded the right size washer to the bracket to help. And the stock track bar is fine for offroad. I've used my cheapie 36$ track bar off eBay for over a year with no problems. Flexes great. I can see tho where u can run into problems after somebody has instaled 12-14 travel shocks and it flexes so much it binds the factory trac bar.
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It's plenty strong enough. To help mine I welded the right size washer to the bracket to help. And the stock track bar is fine for offroad. I've used my cheapie 36$ track bar off eBay for over a year with no problems. Flexes great. I can see tho where u can run into problems after somebody has instaled 12-14 travel shocks and it flexes so much it binds the factory trac bar.
I think you need to start doing some research There is a reason HD trackbars use a Heim type joint instead of the standard tierod oem style it is because it is designed to work as the suspension cycles.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 06:43 AM   #19
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I think you need to start doing some research There is a reason HD trackbars use a Heim type joint instead of the standard tierod oem style it is because it is designed to work as the suspension cycles.
I'm just sharing from experience no problems so far at all.
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It's plenty strong enough. To help mine I welded the right size washer to the bracket to help. And the stock track bar is fine for offroad. I've used my cheapie 36$ track bar off eBay for over a year with no problems. Flexes great. I can see tho where u can run into problems after somebody has instaled 12-14 travel shocks and it flexes so much it binds the factory trac bar.
My biggest concern is also the mount but if your reinforcing it I'd say that might be adequate for mild lifting and average wheeling. Tom has a solid point though, you really can't be "to" careful when it comes to steering components.
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My biggest concern is also the mount but if your reinforcing it I'd say that might be adequate for mild lifting and average wheeling. Tom has a solid point though, you really can't be "to" careful when it comes to steering components.
It all depend on the setup. 3 inches and 31 or 33s youl be fine for average wheeling. Have you personally broke that trac bar mount?
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No, but I never relocated the hole either. I went right to replacing the bar with an adjustable one. I have seen many oval'd out after moving the hole.
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No, but I never relocated the hole either. I went right to replacing the bar with an adjustable one. I have seen many oval'd out after moving the hole.
Yup. What one did u go with? On my gfs zj we got her the pro comp one (180$) and I wasent impressed. The bar itself you could watch it slightly bend by just turning the wheel back and forth.
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It all depend on the setup. 3 inches and 31 or 33s youl be fine for average wheeling. Have you personally broke that trac bar mount?
Yes I have it sucks loosing steering.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 11:09 AM   #25
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Yes I have it sucks loosing steering.
At the axle side? What broke and what were you doing?
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At the axle side? What broke and what were you doing?
Mount on axle end wallowed out even with welded washers got death wobble then the part that connects to the frame busted and the bar dropped. While I was going 25mph on a road. I did wheel that jeep often but they were mild trails
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Mount on axle end wallowed out even with welded washers got death wobble then the part that connects to the frame busted and the bar dropped. While I was going 25mph on a road. I did wheel that jeep often but they were mild trails
So the problem is not with the OE style track bar it's with the brackets that it bolts to. The same thing can happin if you swap an ajustable trac bar in. I guess if you're having that problem you wana fab up some heavy duty brackets instead. Or buy some.
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Yup. What one did u go with? On my gfs zj we got her the pro comp one (180$) and I wasent impressed. The bar itself you could watch it slightly bend by just turning the wheel back and forth.
RE 1600's.
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RE 1600's.
Holding up good?
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Yeah never had any issues with them.
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