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Unread 02-13-2013, 10:14 AM   #241
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Unread 02-14-2013, 12:40 PM   #242
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Unread 02-19-2013, 07:05 AM   #243
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Has anyone else run into the install problem with a Currie adjustable trac bar? Width measured via the instructions is 1.6, Currie trac bar is 2.1. Not enough material in the jig to make the adjustment, think I am going to canibalize the Currie mount and weld it to the truss.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 07:08 AM   #244
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Has anyone else run into the install problem with a Currie adjustable trac bar? Width measured via the instructions is 1.6, Currie trac bar is 2.1. Not enough material in the jig to make the adjustment, think I am going to canibalize the Currie mount and weld it to the truss.
I could be wrong here, but doesn't the track bar need to move at each end? and welding it would eliminate this from happening would it not?
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Unread 02-19-2013, 07:46 AM   #245
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I could be wrong here, but doesn't the track bar need to move at each end? and welding it would eliminate this from happening would it not?
Yes, it needs to move.. Talking about the distance between the mounts. The Currie adjustable trac bars bushing is 0.5 wider than stock, and there is not enough material on the jig to pull it out and make that adjustment though
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I had to grind metal off the shock mounts to fit the shocks and I had to grind downbthe bushing and metal sleeve on my trackbar in order to fit it in the bracket
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I would contact Artec and let them help with this. They may be able to provide a laser cut plate to match and you just cut off the existing one and weld this in it's place. To me it would make more sense to have a plate that's double the thickness at the bottom pushing the upper part open by .5" since the material is about 1/4" anyway. This could be the first encounter with the issue, but I'd think they would help you out.

I too had to grind some material off the shock mounts, as the bracket was hitting the shock body...or the neck of my shock wasn't long enough to reach into the bracket and allow for mounting in the hole. No biggie though. I also ground down the metal bushing a tad in one of my control arms, as I believe the material warped slightly during welding. But that's my fault.
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I agree that they should give the option of stock OR aftermarket track bar width.
When I assembled mine, getting that mount to sit nice at 2" just wasn't happening, which is a bummer.
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I agree that they should give the option of stock OR aftermarket track bar width.
When I assembled mine, getting that mount to sit nice at 2" just wasn't happening, which is a bummer.
What did you do to address it?
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Unread 02-19-2013, 10:16 AM   #250
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What did you do to address it?
Decided to keep the stock trackbar until I can chop all that off and triangulate the uppers.
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Could you please pm me what price you guys could give me on the tj 8.8 truss kit shipped to 36606? Looks like a killer product, definitely interested as I will be doing an 8.8 swap in a few weeks
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Could you please pm me what price you guys could give me on the tj 8.8 truss kit shipped to 36606? Looks like a killer product, definitely interested as I will be doing an 8.8 swap in a few weeks
Go on their website, you will get a quote there.
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Go on their website, you will get a quote there.
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just out of curiosity do you guys plan to build anything to box the truss to make it a little sturdier? i run a pretty high torque application and Iím starting to bend the top plate of the truss. its a great sturdy project but once you break 400ft/lbs in 4 low it starts to cause havoc.
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just out of curiosity do you guys plan to build anything to box the truss to make it a little sturdier? i run a pretty high torque application and Iím starting to bend the top plate of the truss. its a great sturdy project but once you break 400ft/lbs in 4 low it starts to cause havoc.
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