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Unread 07-27-2010, 12:18 PM   #1
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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.

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Unread 07-27-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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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?
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Unread 07-27-2010, 01:05 PM   #3
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Unread 07-27-2010, 01:24 PM   #4
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Just throw a little more lift on it.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 03:28 PM   #5
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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
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Unread 07-27-2010, 04:14 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 04:26 PM   #7
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what about some coil spacers in the rear?
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Unread 07-27-2010, 04:50 PM   #8
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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
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Unread 07-28-2010, 07:19 PM   #9
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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.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 08:20 PM   #10
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i went to a re adjustable track bar and bracket. jeep is lifted 5.5 inches works well and no clearance problems.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 08:15 AM   #11
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budget option would be Rough Country. I believe it goes from 0-6 inches and is around $120.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 08:57 AM   #12
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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.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:17 AM   #13
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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.
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