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Unread 01-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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Front trackbar relocation after OTK

I'd like to see how you guys moved the axle end of the trackbar up. Did you cut off the front mount and weld up a new one? Beef up the steering stabilizer mount and use that? Custom track bars? Modified aftermarket ones? I'm not getting bumpsteer currently but hey, why not make it right!

Personally I was thinking of cutting off the stabilizer bracket and plasmin' myself a new trackbar mount to weld on the surface of the old trackbar mount, so I could keep my old RE trackbar. I believe my trackbar has to move up almost exactly 3 inches, axle side.

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Unread 01-15-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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if you can figure out how to keep a stock length (or longer) trackbar and not move the coil buckets back please show me.
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Unread 01-16-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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if you can figure out how to keep a stock length (or longer) trackbar and not move the coil buckets back please show me.
Well in order to use the upper stabilizer mount as the new trackbar mount, the trackbar would have to be 3 inches shorter eye to eye than my RE. I wonder what the length of a stock jeep trackbar is eye to eye?
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Unread 01-17-2012, 04:36 AM   #4
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Stock trackbar eye to eye looks like 31.25" OC to me Huss.



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Unread 01-17-2012, 06:27 PM   #5
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This is what I did for the OTK axle end track bar bracket. You have to be sure that the track bar enters the bracket perfectly straight. I had a lot of trouble with DW when I went OTK but finally got it ironed out.


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Unread 01-17-2012, 07:59 PM   #6
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Stock trackbar eye to eye looks like 31.25" OC to me Huss.
Thanks chris! My RE one is 32, so I guess using a stock TB is out of the question.

BTW I ended up not using those latches you gave me, want to give me your address so you can have them back?

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This is what I did for the OTK axle end track bar bracket. You have to be sure that the track bar enters the bracket perfectly straight. I had a lot of trouble with DW when I went OTK but finally got it ironed out.
What do you mean perfectly straight? Like the brackets can't have any misalignment with the TB? Like the brackets have to be perfectly parallel with the trackbar bushing via top view?
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Unread 01-19-2012, 10:28 PM   #7
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What do you mean perfectly straight? Like the brackets can't have any misalignment with the TB? As in, the brackets have to be perfectly parallel with the trackbar bushing via top view?
Bump for answer???
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no reason why you need the brackets to be perfectly straight unless you are using bushings.

there can be misalignment in the joints if necessary.

what you do need is the TB and DL to be parallel both vertically and laterally.
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no reason why you need the brackets to be perfectly straight unless you are using bushings.

there can be misalignment in the joints if necessary.

what you do need is the TB and DL to be parallel both vertically and laterally.
Didn't know that, thanks!
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Didn't know that, thanks!
If they weren't, the difference in pivot point locations would = differing arcs = bump steer.
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If you have the track bar enter the bracket at an angle (say 3 degrees) that is slack for track bar movement that you don't have otherwise. I can say that changing the track bar 3 degrees was one thing that eliminated my DW.
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Here is a pic of my set up.
It's a Teraflex hi steer track bar and axle end bracket.
The steering is a customized ORO U turn set up.



It work's great!
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Unread 01-20-2012, 03:16 PM   #13
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Ok, so through some brainstorming I'm think of cutting off the stabilizer bracket and making a new one on top of the surface of the old track bar bracket. Then, for the trackbar, grind/cut off the bung on the adjustable end (frame end), cutting the trackbar down to size (hack off aprrox 2.5-3") and then re welding the bung. Sound/look like a pretty good idea?


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Is that a Right hand drive stock draglink?

Looks like it
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Unread 01-20-2012, 05:06 PM   #15
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Yep, works nice. Got a lot of power back out of the steering
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