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post #1 of 19 Old 12-15-2007, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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adjustable rear track bars

I'm looking for an adjustable rear track bar to use with my 8.8. I was checking out the JKS ones but if you have a SYE/CV then you have to buy a special bracket for it, but that bracket won't fit on my MORE 8.8 brackets, so JKS is out. Do any of y'all know of an adjustable rear track bar that will work on an axle tilted back for the pinion angle that doesn't require additional bracketry?


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post #2 of 19 Old 12-16-2007, 08:32 AM
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I don't see a connection between an adjustable track bar and a sye/cv driveshaft. I believe you are stating your question wrong.
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??? Is my JKS bar not working right? I've done an SYE/CV and adjusted the pinion angle there is no binding that I can see. Or is it overstressed bushings that will cause a failure in the future? Of course I have the D44, there may be a difference there or I may have missed something.

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I don't see a connection between an adjustable track bar and a sye/cv driveshaft. I believe you are stating your question wrong.
When you install the SYE/CV, you rotate the rear axle housing to achieve proper pinion angle. This rotation changes the relationship (angle) of the trackbar axle mount too and must be mitigated.

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I have the same problem,but I didn't know until your post that the adapter brackets won't fit on the MORE brackets. Right now it just sqeaks while I drive and although I hate the noise, it still works. Are you sure that the JKS and the RE won't fit on the MORE brackets? Do you know why they won't? Right now I'm using the RE adj trackbar.
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I have the same problem,but I didn't know until your post that the adapter brackets won't fit on the MORE brackets. Right now it just sqeaks while I drive and although I hate the noise, it still works. Are you sure that the JKS and the RE won't fit on the MORE brackets? Do you know why they won't? Right now I'm using the RE adj trackbar.
I have the RE CV bracket and can't put it on b/c the bracketry isn't the same as the stock bracket. After a little more research, it looks like ProComp makes an adjustable that is suppose to work w/the CV driveshaft. I'm gonna give them a call on monday before ordering though.

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When you install the SYE/CV, you rotate the rear axle housing to achieve proper pinion angle. This rotation changes the relationship (angle) of the trackbar axle mount too and must be mitigated.
Yea I saw that the angle of the bracket changed with the rotation of the axle. However the JKS is a threaded adjustable trackbar, you just loosen the nut and the axle end of the bar swivels to meet the stock bracket on the axle. There is no rubbing/binding or squeaking although the gas thank skid is darn close.

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Well this is what the JKS site says about their track bars. They have two kinds. The first one says, "Vehicle must be equipped with slip yoke-type rear driveshaft w/ single cardan U-joint." The other one says, "Requires axle bracket (PN OGS160 or equivalent) designed for CV type driveshaft." And since the axle bracket won't fit on my bracketry I can't use either of the JKS trackbars.

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their website confused me, i'm looking at the one for 0-6" of lift (OGS153) (i have about 2")

http://northridge4x4.com/proddetail.php?prod=JKS-OGS153

will this work with the stock mounting brackets or will i need their bracket? i know the RE needs a bracket and i'd rather skip that part. i'm thinking i'll need it when i get my new tires on monday so they don't rub on the spring perch (would it be ok to grind a little off until i get an adjustable track bar?)

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Usually, you dont need a adj trackbar until after 3"++ of lift. It seems that(by looking at my rear trackbar after a TT) the stock trackbar bushings are in a bind and it is rubbing the gas tank skid. I will be getting the jks adj trackbar and bracket. The trackbar keeps your axles centered under the jeep, as you lift it the trackbar pulls the axle to the passenger side. Your front will do the same. This is not noticed until after 3"+ of lift.
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just by looking at my tires in relation to the spring perchs, i can see that the right rear is about an inch or less from the tire, i'm about to go from 9.5 to 10.5 inch wide tires so it may rub, if it does i'll be getting an adj trackbar and if not it'll wait

or i could just get new wheels which would be way cheaper once i think about it lol
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Okay, right rear(passenger rear) is less than 1" from the upper spring perch. On my 03 the rear track bar mounts to the frame on the passenger side, and to the axle on the driver side. As I added lift (3" BDS springs)it pulled to the passenger side. Unless Jeep changed up the mounting of the trackbars then yours should do the same. You should not have to get either the adj trackbar or the new whells to just go to a 10.5. There is something else not cool. Break out your creeper and have a good close look at your under carriage.
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im using the RE adjustable track bar. i think the bracket is so you can use your stock track bar because the axle end is fixed, but on the adjustable, it is, well, adjustable

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[IMG]<img src="http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/files//1/1/3/3/3/5/p_adjtrack.jpg" alt="jks rear trackbar" />[/IMG] check this out.
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I would call up JKS or Northridge and ask them which rear Trackbar would work with your application. I haven't installed a SYE/new driveshaft yet but I'll be real disappointed if I can't keep my JKS Trackbar.

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