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Unread 06-19-2007, 09:33 PM   #1
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Front Trackbar Relocation Bracket

I really don't have the funds for an adjustable trackbay right now. Does anyone know of a Relocation Bracket like Quadratec sells but for the front?

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Unread 06-19-2007, 09:36 PM   #2
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I really don't have the funds for an adjustable trackbay right now. Does anyone know of a Relocation Bracket like Quadratec sells but for the front?
Just drill a new hole for it.

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Unread 06-19-2007, 09:51 PM   #3
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I really don't have the funds for an adjustable trackbay right now. Does anyone know of a Relocation Bracket like Quadratec sells but for the front?
I have the RE 3.5 and the directions say to drill another hole .75" to the driver's side. I did this to suffice until I can get the adjustable one.
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RUK industries sells a relocation bracket for the front trackbar. according to the website it fits ZJs TJs and XJs. you can pick one up for around 30 bucks.
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do not use a front axle end relocation bracket on the tj....

it will cause more problems than you have now with an offcentered axle
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Just drill a new hole for it.

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Or not.

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Just drill a new hole for it.

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If you're not going to weld in some steel to reinforce and reshape the bracket, the correct fix is an adjustable track bar.
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do not use a front axle end relocation bracket on the tj....

it will cause more problems than you have now with an offcentered axle
reasoning?
If you use a relocation bracket with a drop pitman arm you will eliminate the possibility of bump steer so what becomes the problem then? i still havn't gotten around to getting an adjustable yet and i'm still using my drop trackbar bracket and drop pitman arm from my lift kit.
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Unread 01-27-2010, 08:17 PM   #9
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reasoning?
If you use a relocation bracket with a drop pitman arm you will eliminate the possibility of bump steer so what becomes the problem then? i still havn't gotten around to getting an adjustable yet and i'm still using my drop trackbar bracket and drop pitman arm from my lift kit.
the axle end front relocation bracket can rip the whole entire track bar bracket/stabilizer mount off the diff, not to mention it drops the track bar way below the pivot point off the Y link steering. parallel in that situation is worthless. they also tend to come loose and cause more problems. they are a waste of energy and money. you are better off with an off centered axle and stock pitman. I'll cut and sleave a stock track bar before redrilling the mount also.... that's me.



i've got pics somewhere of the damage from a drop bracket....

drops like fabtech's are also a problem beside smacking the differentials...the shinny spot is a gouge.



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RC's 4" kits come with drop brackets..check their site.
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the axle end front relocation bracket can rip the whole entire track bar bracket/stabilizer mount off the diff
would that be off the frame. I can see it putting more leverage on the mount. i never liked the design of the fabtech mount to begin with. i plan to go with a whole new rotated mount welded to the frame with an adjustable soon anyway. I was just curious your take on the problems with the relocation bracket. asking questions is how i learn

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not to mention it drops the track bar way below the pivot point off the Y link steering. parallel in that situation is worthless.
So would you say a drop bracket such as clayton's will still cause problems with geometry of the front suspension/steering? I was thinking of going this route and would like to know


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I just did a 4" Rough Country lift and it came with a relocation bracket for the front track bar. You have to drill two big a** holes in your frame (measure twice, cut once), but it works perfect-no DW. Looks close to the one in that pic.
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the track bar brackets i've seen for the front end attach at the axle. which puts the track bar back to stock height. so needless to say i'm confused as to how this will put more stress on everything?
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the track bar brackets i've seen for the front end attach at the axle. which puts the track bar back to stock height. so needless to say i'm confused as to how this will put more stress on everything?
well the farther away from the axle the track bar is attached, say by a raised bracket you are talking about, the more leverage there is going to be on the original mount. Like trying to break free a rusted bolt, its easier to break it free with a long breaker bar than a short wrench.
So moving the mounting location farther away from the mount will put extra stress on the original mount.
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ah ok. i'm still new to all this stuff i used to own a lowered pontiac so lifting a vehicle is a very new concept for me haha. so in yal's opinion would just drilling a new hole and reinforcing the factory bracket be better than a relocation bracket? i'd love to get an adj track bar but i cant exactly afford one right now
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