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post #1681 of 1784 Old 07-20-2014, 03:35 PM
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listen this thread is so long wow. i would appreciate some help, i live in nyc go out to long island= the country alot i dont do any off roading if i did it be for movin thru snow or maybe a light trail at some point. im mainly on the crappy roads. i would like to put 2 inch spacers and a 1.25 inch body lift on my stock 99 tj sahara and probably run 33s, and was wondering which is the best track bar to get or if i need one for what i plan on doing. thanks
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listen this thread is so long wow. i would appreciate some help, i live in nyc go out to long island= the country alot i dont do any off roading if i did it be for movin thru snow or maybe a light trail at some point. im mainly on the crappy roads. i would like to put 2 inch spacers and a 1.25 inch body lift on my stock 99 tj sahara and probably run 33s, and was wondering which is the best track bar to get or if i need one for what i plan on doing. thanks
The stock track bar is best for your proposed setup
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04 Rubicon with 2.5in lift and killing stock trackbar bushings really fast. Getting new arms and want a adjustable track bar that will hold up to 35s and hard on the skinny pedal
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04 Rubicon with 2.5in lift and killing stock trackbar bushings really fast. Getting new arms and want a adjustable track bar that will hold up to 35s and hard on the skinny pedal
Metalcloak with slightly off-center axle, or JKS #126 with V8 ZJ tie-rod & ~1" bumpstop extension.
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04 Rubicon with 2.5in lift and killing stock trackbar bushings really fast. Getting new arms and want a adjustable track bar that will hold up to 35s and hard on the skinny pedal
Use a moog track bar or moog replacement cleavite bushing cartriges.
Cheap replacements have soft bushings.

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Use a moog track bar or moog replacement cleavite bushing cartriges.
Cheap replacements have soft bushings.
This^ I'm running an ome 2.5" lift on my lj and replaced my front track bar with a moog. It was actually slightly longer than the stock one I took off so it actually centered the axle a small amount, and on a smaller lift it's not off that much anyways. If I had 3"+ I would have gone with the metal cloak all day long for clearance but it would have been too long.
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This^ I'm running an ome 2.5" lift on my lj and replaced my front track bar with a moog. It was actually slightly longer than the stock one I took off so it actually centered the axle a small amount, and on a smaller lift it's not off that much anyways. If I had 3"+ I would have gone with the metal cloak all day long for clearance but it would have been too long.
Factory bars can be put in a press and lengthend by flatening the bends slightly.

I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


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Factory bars can be put in a press and lengthend by flatening the bends slightly.
Not something I had considered, but if I were installing one I would probably have this done, but most likely won't take it back out for the very small amount it is off centered. Thanks
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I recently purchased an 06 TJ that had a few problems (brakes which have been fixed and the front track bar). I replaced it with a MOOG but I'm getting a knock when I turn the wheel. I looked at it and the frame end is moving. I'm guessing the hole got wallowed out. What is the best way to fix this? I only have a 2" spring spacer lift and I'm afraid if I get an adjustable MC or JKS that require a bigger hole they will be too long for this lift. Thanks for any help!
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After - Yeah I know the grease is coming out. (I put too much in trying to get rid of the knock)
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I listened to unlimited04 and did the jks adj tb and zj tie rod with bumpstops. Happy with it, i did mine before metalcloak came out with theirs.
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I recently purchased an 06 TJ that had a few problems (brakes which have been fixed and the front track bar). I replaced it with a MOOG but I'm getting a knock when I turn the wheel. I looked at it and the frame end is moving. I'm guessing the hole got wallowed out. What is the best way to fix this? I only have a 2" spring spacer lift and I'm afraid if I get an adjustable MC or JKS that require a bigger hole they will be too long for this lift. Thanks for any help! Before After - Yeah I know the grease is coming out. (I put too much in trying to get rid of the knock)
Are you certain it's the hole wallowed out and not just a bad joint on the track bar? Does the crown nut visually move, or just the lower portion of the joint? They are a tapered fit, so while not impossible, it's unlikely that the bracket wallowed out unless someone removed the cotter pin and loosened the track bar at one time than never replaced the cotter pin after tightening allowing the crown not to somehow back off.

Was the track bar you removed stock, or adjustable? If it was aftermarket adjustable there is a good chance they drilled out the taper for a 9/16"-5/8" bolt.

The jks 126 will adjust short enough for a 2" bb. You will need 2" bumpstop extension for tie rod to track bar clearance if you don't also add a v8 zj tie rid. You than need 1" for tie rod to track bar clearance. You may still need more bumpstop extension for other parameters and should always check clearances.
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It really does not matter if the hole is wallowed out. Clamping forces hold it, not the bolt and hole. It is not a hitch pin. The bolt has to be loose to wallow out the hole.

I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


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