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post #1 of 21 Old 03-28-2006, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Front trackbar relocation by drill and rear trackbar relocation bracket install?

Im just wondering if this stuff is pretty easy or not? I decided to go the cheap route and re-drill my front track bar mounting bracket 3/4" over and add a relocation bracket in back.


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Im just wondering if this stuff is pretty easy or not? I decided to go the cheap route and re-drill my front track bar mounting bracket 3/4" over and add a relocation bracket in back.
That's what I did years ago before I was able to install adjustable length trackbars from Rubicon Express. Just be careful when drilling that front trackbar mounting hole, you don't want to get the hole too close to the edge and weaken the mounting bracket. Mine held up fine to some pretty tough trails.

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Im just wondering if this stuff is pretty easy or not? I decided to go the cheap route and re-drill my front track bar mounting bracket 3/4" over and add a relocation bracket in back.
I never redrilled my front one and I cant even tell. I will be getting a new front trackbar soon anyways.
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post #4 of 21 Old 03-29-2006, 08:27 AM
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I just did it this week end and it was real easy. On the front I used a square and measured over 3/4" to the right and drilled. The back, I mounted the bracket in the existing holes then drilled the new hole using the bracket as a guide to make sure I got it in the right place. You will see what im talking about when you start to do it.
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anyone have a picture of what and where you drilled on the front.

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Heres a pic I had from awhile ago. I have since then bent back the bracket and went with an adjustable track bar. Much better as it tightened up the front end.


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how do you know how far over to move the hole? Is there a standard amount to go over based on lift height? Or do you just measure? For example, if my tire sticks out an 1" further on driver side would I then move the hole .5" over?

And what kind and size of drill bit do you use?

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I am using the RE adjustable track bar both front and rear. RE says to drill front hole to 5/8 inch. This was very easy if you have a sharp drill bit. The rear i used there bracket part number 1602 for there rear adjustable bar. again very easy to install.
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I have installed two RE superfles lifts and both have left the rear axle off toward the passenger side, one was 3/4" and the other was 1/2". Both times we installed the track bar bracket. I was wondering if this is a common problem? Don't mean to hijack the thread, but this could be important. Make sure to check your tracking when you finish with a lift install.
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how do you know how far over to move the hole? Is there a standard amount to go over based on lift height? Or do you just measure? For example, if my tire sticks out an 1" further on driver side would I then move the hole .5" over?

And what kind and size of drill bit do you use?

that's correct..... drill the same size as the stock hole..

as jerry mentioned, you don't want to drill to close to the existing hole..

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Just finished my RE 4.5" superflex on my TJ. Haven't measured the rear yet, but it is definitely off at least 1/2". I think this problem must be common. I really would love to be done and enjoy the kit as I would like to buy tires, but I think my first obligation is to get the rear end lined up. Does anybody have a solution other than spending another $165 bones on the adjustable track bar? Please advise. Thanks.
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for the rear you can get a rear track bar relocation bracket. i picked one up from RUK industries for my ZJ for about 30 bucks. and you can get one for the front as well. but for the front you can just drill a new hole as a temporary solution as well. i'm considering getting one for the front of my ZJ instead of drilling a hole but havent decided yet

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I did the rear bracket on my RC 3.25 Worked well!
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