Some confusion on Trackbar lenght - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 11-14-2013, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
golfinWJ
Registered User
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: blacksburg
Posts: 129
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?

golfinWJ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 11-14-2013, 07:07 AM
ezflip
Moderator
 
ezflip's Avatar
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,925
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by golfinWJ View Post
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.

~James

2002 Overland - 4.7 HO, "Select-Drive", 4" RC long arms, TAG front winch bumper, 32" BFG KM's, 3" exhaust, Magnaflow hi-flow cat, Flowmaster 50 series


Build Thread
ezflip is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 11-14-2013, 07:19 AM
skain8
Registered User
 
skain8's Avatar
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,835
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.

'02 WJ: 4.7L, 5", HP44/9", 231HD, tall & skinny KM2's
Half-Ton axle swap guide
231HD build info

skain8 is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 11-14-2013, 07:58 AM
ChrisHager
Smite
 
ChrisHager's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Springfield
Posts: 8,457
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by skain8 View Post
...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.

~Chris
His: 2004 WJ - OME HD 'Kolak' Lift - Build Thread
His: 1979 J-10 - 3" on 33s - Build Thread
His: 2009 Expedition
His: 1978 F250 Custom - Build Thread
Hers: 2000 TJ
Hers: 2010 Jetta

ChrisHager's 'Grilled' Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt
"You can't recycle tartar sauce."
ChrisHager is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 11-14-2013, 08:16 AM
PhantomWJ
Registered User
2003 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: IE
Posts: 3,797
Quote:
Originally Posted by skain8 View Post
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.
PhantomWJ is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 11-14-2013, 08:17 AM
rebelbowtie
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Daphne
Posts: 3,178
I definitely eye balled mine....1/8th I don't think I could tell by line of sight.

He's an angel dressed in oilskins; he's a saint in the "Sou'wester,"
He's a pluck as they come, or ever can;
He's a hero born and bred, but it hasn't swelled his head,
For he's just the U.S. Government's hired man.
rebelbowtie is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 11-14-2013, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
golfinWJ
Registered User
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: blacksburg
Posts: 129
Okay thanks everyone
golfinWJ is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 11-14-2013, 10:23 AM
Buck89
Registered User
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 111
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.
Buck89 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 11-14-2013, 03:00 PM
ezflip
Moderator
 
ezflip's Avatar
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,925
Garage
Also, I didn't have a drag link when I did mine, so the steering wheel method would not have worked anyway.

~James

2002 Overland - 4.7 HO, "Select-Drive", 4" RC long arms, TAG front winch bumper, 32" BFG KM's, 3" exhaust, Magnaflow hi-flow cat, Flowmaster 50 series


Build Thread
ezflip is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 11-14-2013, 03:29 PM
Merc1973
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sykesville, MD
Posts: 1,950
Installation instructions:

http://4x4media.info/instructions/jks/JKSOGS127.pdf

2002 WJ Ltd. 4.7 V8, QuadraDrive
1973 Mercury Cougar Xr7 convertible 351CJ, C6, 9" rear
1970 Kaiser-Jeep M35A2 W/OW 6x6 Multifuel D-Turbo.


ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ!
Merc1973 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome