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Unread 07-08-2010, 09:26 PM   #1
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Rough Country adjustable front track bar question

Jeep Accessories - Adjustable Track Bar

This front track bar says "requires drop pitman arm". While I don't know what that is, (thanks to google) I'm guessing it is mounted to the steering box. (right??) I've a 4" lift now but stock track bar. (so maybe I'm off center, and I don't know it)

Do you think this will fit my jeep? I've found it for $99 and want to jump on the deal if it will work for me?



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Unread 07-08-2010, 09:56 PM   #2
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With a 4" lift and the original trackbar (and using the original mounting placement) you are definitely off center.

It should work. The instructions just state that a DPA is suggested so you don't develop bumpsteer. However I don't see what a DPA really has to do with the installation of this bar. The install looks a little weird though, I don't get the bracket that they have you installing on the drivers side, but maybe that is standard with trackbars for larger lifts.

If you can get it for $99 I would get it.
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Unread 07-08-2010, 11:17 PM   #3
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I'm troubled by the 29/32” holes on the frame. First off I probably need a new drill. Second a 29/32” bit cost at least $35. add the shipping and easy $100.... the JKS doesn't look so bad.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 01:41 AM   #4
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You should be able to find a 29/32" at a hardware store, forget about getting one online. Your only going to need it once so I guess I would not go all out on a drill bit. I would look at the other arms out there as well. Also don't a Drop pitman arm, I never heard anything good come from adding one.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 07:08 AM   #5
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You have to use a DPA on ANY trackbar where you relocate the frame side mount. If you install this DPA you will need a puller to get the DPA off.. you will also need to have an alignment done. Might ask the shop doing alingment to install DPA, probably should add couple of bucks for the install. I have this trackbar.


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Superlift Adjustable Front Track Bar
For 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited with 2"-4" Lift

Placed an order on Quadratec mentioned JF and got free shipping.

Superlift Suspension 5070 - Superlift Adjustable Front Track Bar for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited with 2"-4" Lift - Quadratec
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Unread 07-09-2010, 12:25 PM   #7
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I like that style much better than one with a TRE.
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the Currie TJS doesn't look so bad.
fixed it for you.
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You could probably get away with a 7/8 if it is easier to find.
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Did you end up installing the RC track bar?

I'm trying to figure out how to tighten the bolt at the axle end. The stock trackbar bolt was a torx bolt with flagnut which fit up into a tight space behind the trackbar mounting bracket.

The RC trackbar came with a new bolt and standard nut, I think 7/16. The problem is, how the heck do you get a wrench around the nut behind the mounting bracket?? There's only a tiny bit of clearance around the nut so that it can spin, but I haven't figured out how to fit any type of wrench or socket around it.
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Did you end up installing the RC track bar?

The RC trackbar came with a new bolt and standard nut, I think 7/16. The problem is, how the heck do you get a wrench around the nut behind the mounting bracket?? There's only a tiny bit of clearance around the nut so that it can spin, but I haven't figured out how to fit any type of wrench or socket around it.
I did the Superlift bar.

HOWEVER You CAN get a wrench on that nut. I used a box wrench (18mm or 19 i think)
I slid it in from the tiny hole long the axle with the wrench pointing at the driver side tire.
(do you follow?).. I couldn't get the wrench on the nut from the larger hole on the back side of the axle.

Heres a picture. I circled the hole I used to get a wrench on it.
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