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Unread 08-18-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Need a new track bar

Just got my first Wrangler. I took it in to have the front end looked over and they said my track bar has some play. They cannot identify the brand so they said I may need a new one. What are your suggestions for a front track bar. The Jeep is lifted 4".

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Unread 08-18-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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Unread 08-18-2012, 11:23 AM   #3
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Just got my first Wrangler. I took it in to have the front end looked over and they said my track bar has some play. They cannot identify the brand so they said I may need a new one. What are your suggestions for a front track bar. The Jeep is lifted 4".
Check it out yourself so you don't buy one for no reason.Most mechanics don't know Jack about Jeep suspensions.
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Unread 08-18-2012, 11:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for the words of caution. I actually took it to the local chevy dealer because some of the mechanics have lifted Jeeps and belong to the local Jeep club and have off road experience.
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Unread 08-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for the words of caution. I actually took it to the local chevy dealer because some of the mechanics have lifted Jeeps and belong to the local Jeep club and have off road experience.
And they couldn't identify the brand you have presently ....... I bet if you post a picture some one on this forum can. I would agree , get under there and check for yourself if for nothing else to learn what a bad one looks like.
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Unread 08-18-2012, 07:58 PM   #6
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I have been poking around trying to get to know the parts. So is the link above one of the better options for a new one?
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Unread 08-18-2012, 08:02 PM   #7
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Looks like you need to get rid of the dropped pitman arm.
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Unread 08-18-2012, 08:12 PM   #8
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Also, looks like you need to get rid of that dropped track bar bracket on the axle. Seems like Rough Country to me.
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And the dual stabilizers.

Seems like the lift was "put together" by someone with very little knowledge.
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Unread 08-18-2012, 08:34 PM   #10
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I also have very little knowledge. Can you recommend what I need to replace and with what?

1. Dropped pitman arm. What should I look for?

2. Yes the lift is rough country so you are probably right. So the track bar should be attached where the bolt above the dropped bracket is?

3. I should just drop the whole stabilizer setup?

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Unread 08-18-2012, 08:39 PM   #11
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Replace the dropped pitman arm for a stock oem arm and get rid of that dropped bracket on the axle end of the track bar.

2. Yes

Edit: The track bar maybe a Superlift.
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3. Get a stabilizer to put in the stock location...just one.

The track bar does not look like rough country as the joint on the frame end is on the opposite end of the one they sell.

Is it possible it could be installed the wrong way? that's what it looks like.
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Unread 08-18-2012, 08:56 PM   #13
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I will get am OEM pitman arm but will I have to replace the drag link? Why would they have added the dropped pitman arm?

I will get rid of the dropped bracket and move the track bar up to the other bolt. Why would they have added the dropped bracket? I still have an isue with the track bar being a bit loose. If I cannot get new bushings after looking at rough country and superlift what is a good replacement other than what is mentioned above?
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Unread 08-18-2012, 08:59 PM   #14
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Is it possible it could be installed the wrong way? that's what it looks like.
That's what I was thinking but then whoever installed it didn't put the dropped bracket on the frame side if it's the same RC track bar I have.
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Unread 08-18-2012, 09:01 PM   #15
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3. Get a stabilizer to put in the stock location...just one.
Can you point me to this setup?
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