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post #1 of 14 Old 06-20-2007, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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A little angry please help!!

Ok this is making em really made I have gone through 3 trac bars in about 3 weeks. The first one I out on when putting on my lift and went to test it after I was done and got death wobble over some rail road tracks right in forn tof the warehouse were it was installed and it snapped at the adjusting part. I bring it back tehy refund it and all is good. I decide to take it up to the dunes. What do you know it snapps while I'm an hour and half away from home at the same spot. so I weld it together at the dunes so I could limp home. After driving it home I had no doubts in my welding and all though dumb I rpecedeed to drive it because it is my daily driver and I have nothing else. SO tonight Im driving into my driveway and I hear it snap and I figured it was the weld but no it snapped at the end of the adjustable part this time next to the weld. So wtf? Im sick of replacing trac bars left and right and worrying about when its gonna snap again. Oh and its a bds tracbar. Any help on why I keep snapping it would be awsome! Thanks

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post #2 of 14 Old 06-20-2007, 06:52 PM
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What brand?

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post #3 of 14 Old 06-20-2007, 07:31 PM
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sounds like a junk track bar if they keeps breaking. time to switch to a new brand.
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post #4 of 14 Old 06-20-2007, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Well they have replaced all of them under wareenty but this time I think Im just gonna say screw it im changing brands. Its a BDS right now but is there any reason besides brand why it would be happening?
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post #5 of 14 Old 06-21-2007, 01:14 AM
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Are you installing the track bar with the Jeep up on jack stands, or on the ground with its full weight on the tires?

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post #6 of 14 Old 06-21-2007, 05:59 AM
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I wonder if you have some sort of clearance issue. Mine for example will conact my diff cover under certain conditions. I would check out some pics of jeeps with your setup, or better yet a jeep local to you, just to make sure everything is mounted correctly.

Another thing you can try is to jack it up and have someone steer it from lock to lock while you watch for anything that might contact. If you can jack it up on each side to cause it to flex and again steer lock to lock that would be ideal.

I just can't believe that BDS trackbars are THAT weak, maybe they are made in china like thomas, pet food and toothpaste. Good Luck HTH

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post #7 of 14 Old 06-21-2007, 06:16 AM
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As said above, be sure it's being installed with weight on the tires, and check for clearance issues. BDS is not known for bad parts. Something else is going on here.

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post #8 of 14 Old 06-21-2007, 07:42 AM
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ive got the Rubicon Express adjsutable track bars and they're very nice. the heim joints are large and solid and the rubber bushings are silent

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post #9 of 14 Old 06-21-2007, 09:30 AM
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Fill in your profile so we know more about your setup. Because you mention DW I assume your talking about the front trackbar?


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post #10 of 14 Old 06-21-2007, 09:44 AM
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How much lift are you running and how much lift is the track bar designed to be used with?

How much of the threaded adjustable portion of the track bar is screwed in?
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post #11 of 14 Old 06-21-2007, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Yes It was installed with weight on tires. Sorry its a Rubicon so it does have aa dana 44 so that may have somthign to do with it. It has a RE 3.5 standad lift with OME shocks and 33x12.50 pro comp Xterrains. When I get my new one installed tomarow I will take the advice and jack it up and see if it rubs any were. When i talked to the 4x4 guy again today he said I may be over articulating it but the first one I snapped was just drivin on the road and so was the third. Only one actually broke off road. Ill let you know when I get it on and see if it rubs at all. Thanks for the help guys I really apreciate it!
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You might also have the front axle too far forward or back. This would could put a front load or rear load bind on the track bar besides its intended side load. You have got to have something miss aligned.
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post #13 of 14 Old 06-22-2007, 08:00 AM
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-22-2007, 08:09 AM
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Yes It was installed with weight on tires. Sorry its a Rubicon so it does have aa dana 44 so that may have somthign to do with it. It has a RE 3.5 standad lift with OME shocks and 33x12.50 pro comp Xterrains. When I get my new one installed tomarow I will take the advice and jack it up and see if it rubs any were. When i talked to the 4x4 guy again today he said I may be over articulating it but the first one I snapped was just drivin on the road and so was the third. Only one actually broke off road. Ill let you know when I get it on and see if it rubs at all. Thanks for the help guys I really apreciate it!
A few pics of the front suspension would sure go a long ways towards helping to diagnose the cause.

You have something wrong somewhere and it's not the quality of the trackbar.

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