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Unread 02-12-2013, 08:09 PM   #1486
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I see everything about aftermarket trackbars w/ aftermarket diff covers. What about a 2 BB with stock track bar, and wanting an aftermarket cover? What hits, what fits?

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Unread 02-12-2013, 08:22 PM   #1487
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I see everything about aftermarket trackbars w/ aftermarket diff covers. What about a 2 BB with stock track bar, and wanting an aftermarket cover? What hits, what fits?
the stock diff cover fits. everything else hits.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 01:01 AM   #1488
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did anybody throw offset TREs into the equation ?
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Unread 02-13-2013, 03:07 AM   #1489
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did anybody throw offset TREs into the equation ?
Offset tre's would require custom steering. To use one on an anemic stock tie rod assembly would be pointless and destined for constant repair. This is focused on stock and aftermarket inverted y steering setups. The zj style solid tie rod like unlimited has takes slightly more room then a stock hollow tie rod does and is worth the lost clearance. The currie steering which is superior in most every way to factory is also going to reduce clearance.

Short of a custom crossover steering the offset tre isn't likely going to work.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 06:55 AM   #1490
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Offset tre's would require custom steering.
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did anybody throw offset TREs into the equation ?
this guy did (in this thread) using an custom bent & modified ZJ tie-rod:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj...l#post14582713

it does fit at full bump.....
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Unread 02-13-2013, 07:53 AM   #1491
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it does fits at full bump.....
Does that mean it goes crazy at full bump? Sorry couldn't resist.
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Does that mean it goes crazy at full bump? Sorry couldn't resist.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 08:20 AM   #1493
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That's very cool. I hadn't seen that post before.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #1494
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the stock diff cover fits. everything else hits.
I thought the Barnett cover cleared on the D30?
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I'm willing to bet the JKS/tweaked WJ tie rod/offset tre would allow a somewhat larger diff cover... part of the reason the JKS doesnt clear is that the bend is too far out from the diff cover and gets into the steering. If someone wants to give me a beefy cover or two to try I'd be more than happy to report results
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Unread 03-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #1496
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I'm willing to bet the JKS/tweaked WJ tie rod/offset tre would allow a somewhat larger diff cover... part of the reason the JKS doesnt clear is that the bend is too far out from the diff cover and gets into the steering. If someone wants to give me a beefy cover or two to try I'd be more than happy to report results
Gotta thank you for the offset tre info. Ordered stuff to do the same thing.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 03:16 PM   #1497
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Happy to help... make sure you've got a plan to bend the tie rod if you're trying to get full bump-putting it in a vice probably wont cut it, I had to use my tubing bender.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 03:21 PM   #1498
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Happy to help... make sure you've got a plan to bend the tie rod if you're trying to get full bump-putting it in a vice probably wont cut it, I had to use my tubing bender.
Not a problem. My father inlaw runs a fab shop.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 06:50 PM   #1499
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I thought the Barnett cover cleared on the D30?
really? we've covered this many times over.

the Barnett is a stock diff cover....with some stuff welded on the bottom.
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the Barnett is a stock diff cover....with some stuff welded on the bottom.
The Warn clears also. But, it's not a diff cover...
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