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Unread 03-14-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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D30 axle track bar mount

The bolt holes are wallowed out on my D30 axle trackbar mount, I have redrilled my trackbar for a larger bolt and drilled out the hole as a temporary solution but I would like to get a new mount on there. I have the ability to cut the stock bracketry off and fab up my own mount, and right now that is my first option. If anyone's done this and has some pictures that would be great. After some searching though I saw that for the JK JKS sells a replacement/reinforcement mount for the axle side trackbar bracket. Has anyone found one for the TJ/ZJ/XJ D30? Would be an easier route.

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Unread 03-14-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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I have seen people weld washes to the mount to bring it back to the bolt size needed and then just box and reinforce the stock mount. Works great on a local wheeling rig I've driven. Been holding up to our abuse for a year now.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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A stepped washer might work for you? I think they're sometimes called a shoulder washer...
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Unread 03-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #4
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Here is what I did:
cut the front half of the stock mount with the wallowed hole off.

drill the rear hole to 9/16"

cut a peice of 3/16" with a 90* bend in it to fit over the stock mount, run it all the way back to the tube.

space it appropriately for the joint you are using, I used a 3/4" rod end with 9/16" misalignment spacers, so mine was 2" wide.

this is what you end up with.


I also made a new flag nut out of a 9/16" center-lock, and tied the mount into the stock sway-bar mount for extra strength.
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Unread 03-17-2012, 06:45 AM   #5
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Here is what I did:
cut the front half of the stock mount with the wallowed hole off.

drill the rear hole to 9/16"

cut a peice of 3/16" with a 90* bend in it to fit over the stock mount, run it all the way back to the tube.

space it appropriately for the joint you are using, I used a 3/4" rod end with 9/16" misalignment spacers, so mine was 2" wide.

this is what you end up with.


I also made a new flag nut out of a 9/16" center-lock, and tied the mount into the stock sway-bar mount for extra strength.
Holy crap dude!
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Unread 03-17-2012, 01:38 PM   #6
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Holy crap dude!
what? I am the owner of the most built turd ever... couldn't go around with a stock axle side TB mount
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Unread 03-17-2012, 02:51 PM   #7
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Those are some real purdy LCA skids too.
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Unread 03-17-2012, 03:07 PM   #8
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Those are some real purdy LCA skids too.
that they are... can't wait to get them out and scratch them up
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Unread 03-17-2012, 03:59 PM   #9
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what? I am the owner of the most built turd ever... couldn't go around with a stock axle side TB mount
Have you cycled your steering linkage with that set up? Mine barely kisses the factory bolt using the factory bracket. Also what's with the stack of washers? How much would a slightly shorter bolt cost?
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Have you cycled your steering linkage with that set up? Mine barely kisses the factory bolt using the factory bracket. Also what's with the stack of washers? How much would a slightly shorter bolt cost?
I'm running currie steering, and there is more than enough room between the bracket and the drag link. this bracket is only about 1/2" further out than the stock bracket.

that happened to be the only 9/16" bolt I had on a sunday when this bracket was made. its surprisingly hard to find 9/16" hardware on a sunday.

its actually a control arm bolt, the stack of washers was to keep it tight, there was a piece of 2"x2" in there to space it properly while it was welded, and the bolt kept the holes lined up.
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I'm running currie steering, and there is more than enough room between the bracket and the drag link. this bracket is only about 1/2" further out than the stock bracket.

that happened to be the only 9/16" bolt I had on a sunday when this bracket was made. its surprisingly hard to find 9/16" hardware on a sunday.

its actually a control arm bolt, the stack of washers was to keep it tight, there was a piece of 2"x2" in there to space it properly while it was welded, and the bolt kept the holes lined up.
Ok, so that's a pic of the work in progress, not the finished item... makes more sense now, lol!
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Ok, so that's a pic of the work in progress, not the finished item... makes more sense now, lol!
that pic is after it was all welded up, sitting on jackstands waiting for re-install in the vehicle.

I never did take a pic of it re-installed, I'd go out and snap a completed pic, right now, but it's raining
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Forgot I posted this a while back, oops! Here is what I ended up doing.
Cut the stock mount out.

2x3 box that had the same inner diameter as my IRO track bar

Tacked into place


Burned in, I swear the welds look a lot better in person :booyaid these with a Hobart 140 with flux core. Really cant wait to get a 187 and run gas on it




Got dark after I painted it. I also rounded off the bottom corner of the box and did some work with a flap wheel for some more blingage.
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It's a little late, but how about finding a piece of steel tube/sleeve of the correct ID and long enough to go through the bracket with about 1/8" sticking out in the front so you can tack it in place, and drill out the holes in the bracket to achieve a transition fit for the sleeve. Install the track bar, slide the sleeve in and tack in place, then secure using the bolt.
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Unread 05-20-2012, 09:42 PM   #15
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It's a little late, but how about finding a piece of steel tubof peeve of the correct ID and long enough to go through the bracket with about 1/8" sticking out in the front so you can tack it in place, and drill out the holes in the bracket to achieve a transition fit for the sleeve. Install the track bar, slide the sleeve in and tack in place, then secure using the bolt.
can you type that again so it can be understood?
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