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post #91 of 574 Old 05-24-2013, 10:02 AM
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With what I believe to be the newer Currie rear bar (and 4" lift and Savvy UA) the closest point of contact is near the middle of the bar. Rubbed ever so slightly on the edge of the middle GTS mounting nut before I adjusted things. It is close out on the corner of the front driver's corner of the GTS and if I put the trackbar mounting bolt through from the front it will hit, but if put through from the back the head clears. Note though that my axle mounting bracket there is a little different than most.
Thanks for that info. Yeah I think that close to rubbing spot in your GTS is where I have a definite rub. My axle bracket is a little different to. I also push the bolt in from the rear, I have no clearance problems with the trackbar bolt, just one of the GTS bolts and its nut, and yep it is somewhere mid span on the trackbar.

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post #92 of 574 Old 05-24-2013, 10:09 AM
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I am working to get pics of our rear track bar clearance as well.
That would be great, specially if you can get a pic with it stuffed showing the area around the gas tank skid mounting flange and the trackbar. I take it the rear bar has a Heim on one end? I'm not as concerned about the heim wearing like Gerald at Savvy mentioned above, I only have one Heim joint on my jeep and it lasted 8 years before it started squeaking, never noticed any slop in it. Sorry if its been covered, but what size bolts are required for the rear bar?
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That would be great, specially if you can get a pic with it stuffed showing the area around the gas tank skid mounting flange and the trackbar. I take it the rear bar has a Heim on one end? I'm not as concerned about the heim wearing like Gerald at Savvy mentioned above, I only have one Heim joint on my jeep and it lasted 8 years before it started squeaking, never noticed any slop in it. Sorry if its been covered, but what size bolts are required for the rear bar?
It has been covered a couple times now. Their rear track bar re uses stock bolts.
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post #94 of 574 Old 05-24-2013, 10:14 AM
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It has been covered a couple times now. Their rear track bar re uses stock bolts.
Oops, okay.
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post #95 of 574 Old 05-24-2013, 10:20 AM
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This track bar is looking very promising as I am trying to decide between this one and the JKS OGS126. I would like to see some reviews from users that might have this installed already.
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Looks like I just found my track bar.
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That would be great, specially if you can get a pic with it stuffed showing the area around the gas tank skid mounting flange and the trackbar. I take it the rear bar has a Heim on one end? I'm not as concerned about the heim wearing like Gerald at Savvy mentioned above, I only have one Heim joint on my jeep and it lasted 8 years before it started squeaking, never noticed any slop in it. Sorry if its been covered, but what size bolts are required for the rear bar?
Ask Matson how much he charges for a new "spare" heim joint. They are dirt cheap........I'll be picking up a pair of spares with my order.
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post #98 of 574 Old 05-24-2013, 11:08 AM
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If one was running the Arb edition kit with 33s would it need bumpstops? I fully intend on buying this kit when funds allow

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Ask Matson how much he charges for a new "spare" heim joint. They are dirt cheap........I'll be picking up a pair of spares with my order.
This is not a bad idea
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So on the subject of Heim joints, are they all created equal??? I am guessing not, but don't know. The one that is on my Jeep is the front Rubicon Express trackbar, which I stated had lasted 8 years or so before it stared squeaking. If I recall the RE heim had a plastic race that looked to be embedded in the heim joint. Do all Heims utilize a plastic race or are some metal on metal?? Wondering if the one from MC would be last as long on a trackbar as the one I have in my RE bar.
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So on the subject of Heim joints, are they all created equal??? I am guessing not, but don't know. The one that is on my Jeep is the front Rubicon Express trackbar, which I stated had lasted 8 years or so before it stared squeaking. If I recall the RE heim had a plastic race that looked to be embedded in the heim joint. Do all Heims utilize a plastic race or are some metal on metal?? Wondering if the one from MC would be last as long on a trackbar as the one I have in my RE bar.
The heims used in the MC trackbar seem to be a common size.....so Im sure quality isn't going to be an issue.
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So no memorial day weekend sale apparently...
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post #103 of 574 Old 05-27-2013, 08:36 AM
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On the MC front track bar , Does any one know the distance from the mounting surface of the heim where it meets the track bar mount to the center of the ball ( pivot point ) on the heim . I want to determine if it is any less than what I have on my JKS 126 bar with the 5/8" bolt JJ installed. It may be a better match to the pivot point on the drag link end at the pitman which would make the track bar and DL more evenly matched making the draglink and track bar closer to being parallel than a bar with a JJ on the frame mounted end .
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So on the subject of Heim joints, are they all created equal???
Most definitely not.

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