Looking for a bit of help shifting my rear axle to the right - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
Mainejeepin
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 88
Looking for a bit of help shifting my rear axle to the right

I have a 8.8 with the TNT truss under my jeep as well as a 2.5 inch lift and my axle is shifted to the left about 1.5 inches or so. The Track bar is set to the furthest setting I can out of the 4 holes on the truss.

Looking for a way to get that axle centered and am unable to figure out if an adjustable track bar can be made shorter then stock to pull the axle in or if they just start at stock length and go from there. Or any other option that isn't permanent, the RC 2.5 lift was just a starting block lift-wise while I learn more about my needs out in the woods and I'd rather not have any solution now become a problem when I go with another lift.

Mainejeepin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 01:01 PM
theducksguts
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Eugene
Posts: 2,987
So what is your lift setup? Do you have the standard TJ axle mounting points or are you using the truss for a triangulated 4 link?

edit - should have read more carefully. You might be able to get an adjustable track bar that starts out at 0 inches and runs up from there. That might allow you to pull the suspension to the right enough to make up the difference.

Still don't know what you have planned with the Truss. Did it just come like that?
theducksguts is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 01:05 PM
little_Jeep
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 5,960
little_Jeep is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 01:24 PM
Wheelin98TJ
JEEP FREAK
 
Wheelin98TJ's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 26,129
Just throw a little more lift on it.
Wheelin98TJ is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
Mainejeepin
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 88
Truss has just the regular mounts for Upper arms. No plans for it yet.

As for more lift that's the plan for next year...But this year I'm a bit tired of getting all the muddy water raining down on my head
Mainejeepin is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 04:14 PM
theducksguts
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Eugene
Posts: 2,987
Seems to me like you need a shorter pan-hard bar or more lift in your coils.

Like said, they make a 0-X amount of lift trac bar. Maybe try that. Otherwise, live with it if you are just going to lift later.
theducksguts is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 04:26 PM
jermeyg
Registered User
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Rosamond
Posts: 557
what about some coil spacers in the rear?
jermeyg is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
Mainejeepin
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 88
Anyone got a recommendation for a adjustable rear track bar? Or know of one that will go shorter? Or do I have to hope my crappy cell phone will stay in one piece while I call around
Mainejeepin is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 07-28-2010, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
Mainejeepin
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 88
Anyone have any experience with cutting a bit off? Or perhaps know off hand how much of their brands bar is threaded on the internal threads. Curious if shortening the end with the internal threads would work.
Mainejeepin is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 07-28-2010, 08:20 PM
1unknown
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: usa
Posts: 34
i went to a re adjustable track bar and bracket. jeep is lifted 5.5 inches works well and no clearance problems.
1unknown is offline  
post #11 of 13 Old 07-29-2010, 08:15 AM
theducksguts
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Eugene
Posts: 2,987
budget option would be Rough Country. I believe it goes from 0-6 inches and is around $120.
theducksguts is offline  
post #12 of 13 Old 07-29-2010, 08:57 AM
little_Jeep
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 5,960
Quote:
Originally Posted by theducksguts View Post
budget option would be Rough Country. I believe it goes from 0-6 inches and is around $120.
OP is looking for a trackbar that is shorter than OEM... unless he cuts one down in length, I don't think this is going to happen. At best, the Rough Country will be same length as OEM, not shorter.
little_Jeep is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 07-29-2010, 10:17 AM
drivermod
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: union, ky
Posts: 96
I've cut down a Rough Country front one with no issue. Had plenty of threads left. Unsure about rears. So you should only need to move it 3/4" to center it. If you have access to a welder you could cut some out of the middle of the stock bar and sleeve it. Or just move the mount to where you need it.
drivermod is offline  
Reply

Tags
rear , axle , shifting , shift , center , tj , wrangler , ford , 8.8

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
front axle is shifting in reverse demtjcj TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 7 10-03-2013 12:09 PM
Lower control arms have play at axle end, bolts shifting? JeepDoo TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 9 09-29-2009 06:02 AM
Auto Trans shifting in reverse makes axle pop CCJ TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 8 09-01-2009 05:01 PM
Tire/Rear Axle question....out of alignment, rear axle "turned". (Thrust Angle) Sparty TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 5 09-19-2007 02:23 PM
BB Axle shifting?!?! HippieKiller TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 4 04-16-2003 09:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome