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Unread 08-07-2010, 08:49 AM   #1
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Front track bar

We talk on here about the importance of properly torquing the track bar bolts and making sure the hole is true and its all attached to a rubber bushing at the axle. Would a heim joint at this location make better sense? I don't have DW but I do get a good shake between 35 an 40.

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Unread 08-07-2010, 09:13 AM   #2
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I'd start with tire balance for a shake within a certain MPH range. Or, swap rear to front and see if anything changes.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 09:14 AM   #3
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if the rubber is in good condition and the opposite end (the rod end) is tight it shouldn't be contributing to a shake.

Even most aftermarket track bars keep a flexible bushing at that location, though I have seen less-flexible polyurethane instead of rubber.

I think a heim joint would transmit a lot of noise into the frame.

If it's only happening between 35 and 40 it sounds more like a tire balance issue.
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