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post #676 of 1784 Old 09-23-2010, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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I use 1.25 x .375 tube, mill and tap it for currie 2x1.6" JJ's. you don't really even need anything larger than a 1" solid rod IMO tho. which can have a die run over it and a sleeve for adjustment with weld on ends.

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Hi there mudb8 and everyone else. Well, I picked up a pair of used trackbars from a TJ and won't be using the stock front tre setup on my rig. There isn't enough articulation in it I don't think, or if there is it must be totally maxed out... haven't checked but it doesn't look like it gives enough flex before binding.

SO... what are the longest lasting/most rigid joints I could build one with that will fit???

DOM tubing is pricey so I think I'll use 1.25 1045 steel rod for the bars. A little cutting and welding to the "stock" frame-side mount, and if need be also to the Currie coil/shock/trackbar mount if needed. I don't have tons of space on the front axle end for a large radius hiem... Maybe only can stuff in a 1.75 OD diameter as it is right now and that will really be pushing it on the currie bracket without grinding.

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After a closer inspection, I have a matching flat spot on the back of the track bar that matches.
LOL, and some people have balls enough to tell me I'm full of crap!

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LOL, and some people have balls enough to tell me I'm full of crap!
You're full of cr@p!

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Last message ^^^

Thanks mudb8. It would be nice just to get something already built for the trackbars, but it's just better if I make them.

Where do I buy a threaded sleeve that would be 3/4 x 16 threads to attach my joints and shaft together? Is this some sort of common tie-rod adjuster?

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post #681 of 1784 Old 09-27-2010, 05:52 PM
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I recently installed the RC adjustable front tb for 0- 3 1/2" of lift. I like the fact that it uses a beefy bracket and has a double-shear mount on frame end. I'm not sure about the hollow tube, though. I don't understand why trackbars are made with a jj or a heim on the frame end that's turned on its side, making it single shear, and possible limiting its range of motion. What are the benefits of this mounting method?


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post #682 of 1784 Old 09-28-2010, 06:09 PM
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The verdict is if you are running anything less than 2" bumpstop extension blocks you need to re-drill , bend to lengthen , cut and sleeve the stocker , Just live with it OR try to find one that rubs the least.

These guys haven't said which one that is.
That $129.95 is SOOO tempting. How much could it rub?

CheapJeep06 does yours rub?? Do you have stock bumpstops??

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The verdict is if you are running anything less than 2" bumpstop extension blocks you need to re-drill , bend to lengthen , cut and sleeve the stocker , Just live with it OR try to find one that rubs the least.

These guys haven't said which one that is.
That $129.95 is SOOO tempting. How much could it rub?

CheapJeep06 does yours rub?? Do you have stock bumpstops??
Thanks to Mike_Motorbike for the great shopping selection! The 129 dollar bar does look substantial. Also, it provides a good starting point for me. My setup is unique enough to guarantee that nothing store bought will work. The rough country bar probably gives enough length for me to use nicely!

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Hey mudb8, I know you've had experience with Nth systems and wanted to pick at your brain. I've got the full 6" LA kit from Nth and installed just like their instructions said, put front control arms to 1/2" thread showing and proper bumpstops and what not, except I just noticed the trackbar hits the front diff cover (Fab Fours diff cover). Why could this be, if the Nth kit was supposedly made as a package? I would think it would clear just fine.. Let me post up a pic.. I just recently lengthened the control arms from showing no thread to the 1/2" so I'm not sure if that has something to do with it..

In the second pic below, you can see black touch up right above the tie rod close to the diff bolt on the left.. I should have left it shiny silver for illustration purposes but I wanted to cover it up to see if it kept scraping off.

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Here are some pics...
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Hey mudb8, I know you've had experience with Nth systems and wanted to pick at your brain. I've got the full 6" LA kit from Nth and installed just like their instructions said, put front control arms to 1/2" thread showing and proper bumpstops and what not, except I just noticed the trackbar hits the front diff cover (Fab Fours diff cover). Why could this be, if the Nth kit was supposedly made as a package? I would think it would clear just fine.. Let me post up a pic.. I just recently lengthened the control arms from showing no thread to the 1/2" so I'm not sure if that has something to do with it..

In the second pic below, you can see black touch up right above the tie rod close to the diff bolt on the left.. I should have left it shiny silver for illustration purposes but I wanted to cover it up to see if it kept scraping off.
the trackbar instructions say there's 9 things that "must be present on your vehicle for this product to fit and work properly" including:
"No differential cover guard is being used that extends up more than 2/3 the height of the cover from the bottom and does not have a ‘full ring’ that includes the upper differential cover bolts. (I.e. Warn style okay, Avalanche style not okay). "
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I thought the RC 129 dollar 0-3.5" Track bar was fine but ..... I noticed that I have a bit of a wandering on uneven roads so back to laying under the front end while someone cranks the wheel back and forth . Sure as hell the track bar was flexing just short of the frame mount .I guess that is why I am playing catch up with the steering wheel . I guess its try to find a good OE bar to work with . This Cheap *** Rough Country bar is coming out . Should of listened to ya's
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With that Rough Country bracket you could use a 99-04 WJ adjustable track bar...

JKS Manufacturing 0GS127 - JKS Manufacturing Front Adjustable Trackbar for 99-04 Jeep® Grand Cherokee WJ with 1-6" Lift - Quadratec

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Some one should invent a lower track bar bushing replacement that works like a cam adjuster .

It would be off center and you could just rotate it till the axle is centered.

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