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Unread 11-14-2013, 06:52 AM   #1
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Some confusion on Trackbar lenght

Hey everyone. I'm going to install the 3 inch IRO lift this weekend and I understand all of the instructions and the basics on how to install the lift but I'm still confused on how to adjust the track bar when I'm done with the install. How do I know when it is the proper length and what's the best way to go about centering the axle?

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Hey everyone. I'm going to install the 3 inch IRO lift this weekend and I understand all of the instructions and the basics on how to install the lift but I'm still confused on how to adjust the track bar when I'm done with the install. How do I know when it is the proper length and what's the best way to go about centering the axle?
Ratchet strap the body to a tree or other object. Center the body over the axle using the ratchet strap (a come along or winch work as well). Install track bar adjusting it till it fits.
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You don't need to ratchet strap anything. Install the springs, and then simply turn the wheel until the body centers over the axle. Check tire to fender on both sides to verify if eyeballing it isn't enough for you. Then adjust the length of the trackbar so that the holes align. Install the bar and adjust your draglink to center your steering wheel.
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...simply turn the wheel until the body centers over the axle...
This. I made things difficult by ratchet strapping. It worked, but was a pain compared to turning the steering wheel.
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You don't need to ratchet strap anything. Install the springs, and then simply turn the wheel until the body centers over the axle. Check tire to fender on both sides to verify if eyeballing it isn't enough for you. Then adjust the length of the trackbar so that the holes align. Install the bar and adjust your draglink to center your steering wheel.
If this doesnt work and you body doesnt self centet itself over the axle within less than 1/8" difference on each side, use the ratcheting method above and get the nody over the axle.

Its not that difficult.
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I definitely eye balled mine....1/8th I don't think I could tell by line of sight.
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Okay thanks everyone
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I used a ratchet for mine but I was able to hook one end to the frame rail and the other to the opposite wheel if I remember correctly and it was pretty simple.
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Also, I didn't have a drag link when I did mine, so the steering wheel method would not have worked anyway.
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