what is the correct way to adjust a track bar.. i was told to have it on a flat level surface and bounce the jeep and whare it sits is the proper adjustment? any other ideas. it is a RC adjustable one
bouncing it will not help, but its fun...and no "where it sit is not the proper adjustment.
The RC one adjusts from the joint side towards the body not the axles; I used to own one of those.
park the WJ next to a fixed point you can use to ratchet (or use a come along) your body over the one side or the other. If the body is offset to the driver side, your fixed point will be on the passenger side as you want to move it to the left (as you face it).
Disconnect the trac bar (pic 1)
Get a straight edge and press it against the top and bottom center or your tire side wall, measure from the edge of the straight edge to the fender....measure both side....(Pic 2) If the distance is more on one side, then you need to pull from that side. In my case, the body was further on the driver side so I had to pull it over to the passenger side.
Move the body with a ratchet or come along (pic 3)
Once the measurement are close enough for you, some say 1/16 is close enough; I get it as dead on even as possible. then you adjust the trac bar to slide in place and bolt it tight. If the holes dont line up, readjust the bar not the body. As soon as the bolt is threaded or tight then you can release the ratchet or come along.
...especially the RC TB as it has a joint at one end...