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post #436 of 574 Old 08-14-2013, 03:08 PM
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That G2 diff cover looks very grindable. You should be able to clear up a lot of room on that thing.
yea, but i think it's aluminum. so that rules out cutting the face apart & welding it closed, like I had to do with my Solid to make it clear my track bar....unless of course you have a TIG.

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I seriously can't believe we're making this big of a deal over this stuff.
x2. From an engineering standpoint, I fully understand all this materials science discussion......problem is I don't think the differences will ever be realized for this particular application. Bet the forged mount rips from the frame first.

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post #437 of 574 Old 08-14-2013, 04:11 PM
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maybe the title of this thread and some of the praising semi scientific answers given are a bit provocative LOL ... anyway ... I don't mind the pro and contra here ... as long as one or more (3?) adjustable aftermarket trackbars do the job and are known to us users all is fine.

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I seriously can't believe we're making this big of a deal over this stuff.
I know right? I haven't dug this book out since my senior year in collage LOL!
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post #439 of 574 Old 08-14-2013, 06:56 PM
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x2. From an engineering standpoint, I fully understand all this materials science discussion......problem is I don't think the differences will ever be realized for this particular application.
Come on now, is it not a rite of passage that every vendor get raked over the coals by both the knowing and the unknowing? I know I have answered every asinine stupid assumption there ever was or could be dreamt up about aluminum and it's uses, and now knowledge is not worth making a big deal over? You're better than that.



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Bet the cast mount rips from the frame first.
Considering that the wet noodle of a trackbar that RE makes can do it, you may be correct, now if it was only cast instead of a forging.

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yea, but i think it's aluminum. so that rules out cutting the face apart & welding it closed, like I had to do with my Solid to make it clear my track bar....unless of course you have a TIG.



x2. From an engineering standpoint, I fully understand all this materials science discussion......problem is I don't think the differences will ever be realized for this particular application. Bet the forged mount rips from the frame first.
Agreed: The 'frankenbar' shall live forever, but it will be dangling...
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Considering that the wet noodle of a trackbar that RE makes can do it, you may be correct, now if it was only cast instead of a forging.
Yippee, my RE bar isn't the weak link. Doh.
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Great stuff MC - just placed an order for the trackbar after sifting through Mudb8's lengthy thread and reading every page of this thread. The responses and testimonials really sold me, not to mention the great price.

Developed a serious case of DW this weekend, tightened my stock trackbar back up to band-aid fix the problem but this MC trackbar looks like a permanent solution and will work great with my ZJ tie rod

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post #444 of 574 Old 10-15-2013, 02:48 PM
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Received my new Metal Cloak track bar today what the chances I can get to fit with 4" lift and Blue Torch Fab diff. cover
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Received my new Metal Cloak track bar today what the chances I can get to fit with 4" lift and Blue Torch Fab diff. cover
Looks like your problems are bigger than just interference with the diff cover.

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Oh yea I agree that why I have the new track bar and that shiz is coming out
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Oh yea I agree that why I have the new track bar and that shiz is coming out
Start a build thread for that!! I am sure others want to see too.

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Received my new Metal Cloak track bar today what the chances I can get to fit with 4" lift and Blue Torch Fab diff. cover
It will fit. But you'll need to add some bumpstops. Size depending on your specific set up at full bump with your shocks attached.

I'm not sure who's diff cover I'm running, but it's similar to BTF's.
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It will fit. But you'll need to add some bumpstops. Size depending on your specific set up at full bump with your shocks attached.

I'm not sure who's diff cover I'm running, but it's similar to BTF's.
ahh that sucks I was hoping it would clear, I'm looking to remove the bump stops that are installed so I can have all the up travel I can get. (guess I'll get a new new diff cover if it does not clear) I'll install it see how close it is thanks for the picture
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