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post #1 of 8 Old 10-27-2006, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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rear track bar extension?.. or not?

I am installing a JKS rear track bar, it is adjustable from 0 to 2.5 inches, so do I need the OME track bar tower? I am thinking "Yes" since the the track bar will be at the end of it's adjustment (OME HD kit).
What do you guys think?

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I would think NO.

With a 2" lift myself my axle is only pulled 1/4" out of alignment (left to right). This translates into a measured differences of 1/2" from one side to the other. I'd think that JKS's trackbar would give plenty of lenth to center your axle, even at full adjustment.

I installed a trackbar extension bracket for the rear axle and wish I didn't. It pushed the trackbar up enough to interfere with the gas tank skid and I'm uncomfortable with the added leverage it puts on the stock bracket (though it's probably fine). The bracket extension is coming off an an adjustable trackbar installed probably this coming spring.

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No, you will not need the bracket. It will fit fine and have room for adjustments.

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I have a 2" lift +1 1/4" poly spacers in front on an 06 rubicon, I removed the track bars front and rear and modified them to the proper length. The front was just a heat and bend job, the rear was cut and weld 3/16 of an inch longer.
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Since I can't search this forum anymore, here's a link to an appropriate discussion: http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=645235

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Since I can't search this forum anymore, here's a link to an appropriate discussion: http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=645235
Thanks everybody.

I think I will go ahead and get those BPE's from JKS too.
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I have a rear trackbar question. If I have ~4" of suspension lift and an SYE, will I need the RE CV rear trackbar bracket and an adjustable trackbar or can I run with only 1 of the above? If I can safely run only 1 of the above choices, which is the best option to use? Why do most kits only come with the bracket and not the adj. trackbar? Thanks,


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