Originally Posted by lupinsea
The more I think about it the more I'm thinking that it would be good to correct for the angle of the axle. I think there are some brackets that take that into account right? I'll check into the RE bracket and the OME.
I've hear, however, that there can be problems with the "bolt on" brackets tearing off the stock mounting location on the axle because of too much leverage. Is there a consensus on this? Is it common or is it rare? This is why I was wondering if I should beef up the stock mount by welding some extra plates on there so that when I bolt on the bracket the mounting point will be solid.
I very much doubt you'll ever tear off the bracket, unless you are running REALLY heavy tires, like 40's that would pull the axle down enough to snap. Side tire impacts could do this but something will give anyways. I haven't heard of anyone breaking a trackbar bracket since i started wheeling jeeps back in 97.
You don't really have to fix the angle of the axle. For instance, if you get the tera bar, it can twist and turn so when you put the passenger side on, the driver's side can twist to the angle (the twisting is for adjustment in length) so it should bolt right up with no issues whatsoever. Same goes for most adjustable trackbars out there. The bracket you choose (ome or RE's CV bracket) depends on how much of an angle your axle is. Mine's not tilted SEVERELY enough for the tera bar to come close to the tank (it's 1" away) so i can get away with the OME bracket which is straight. If you have a big lift and your pinion angle is greater, you'll probably want to opt for the RE's CV Bracket which is angled to decrease the angle fo the driver's side trackbar mount.
From what i see in your sig., you will be just fine with any adjustable trackbar and a regular trackbar relocation bracket with your setup.
Check this out, the first bracket is angled, which is the cv bracket, and this will correct the angle of the trackbar bracket some. This is good for severely tilted axles. The 2nd one is a regular bracket that raises the mount straight up, which is what i'm using right now (ome's is the same).
$70 is ridiculously expensive for the brackets. I've seen them for $30-$50 elsewhere.