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Unread 10-02-2010, 12:48 PM   #691
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thats an idea. The bolt hole diameter are the same ? I also thought of buying someones OE Track bar, cut the TRE off of it and welding the RC frame end on it to eliminate the TRE .

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Unread 10-02-2010, 01:54 PM   #692
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Only $144.99 for the JKS WJ bar add the RC units $129.95 ..... It all adds up to $274.94
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Unread 10-02-2010, 02:16 PM   #693
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AHH what are ya going to do . If you worry about how much money you threw away on wrong parts or ideas you wouldn't enjoy this hobby to much .I will get it fixed eventually
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Unread 10-02-2010, 06:06 PM   #694
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NO NO NO.... this track bar is $279.95... Currie Enterprises CJ Axle Parts

You may get away without losing money and may have better articulation...
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Unread 10-02-2010, 06:30 PM   #695
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Unread 10-02-2010, 09:02 PM   #696
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I was thinking about that Currie bar and the JKS I think 126 which is for 1-3.5" which I saw for 216 shipped .I just have a slight loose feeling when driving on uneven roads and all of the ends on everything on the front end is tight . The flexing track bar is the only wrong movement I can find .
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Unread 10-02-2010, 09:24 PM   #697
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thats a pretty good idea, the issue with the rc bracket though is that it drops the mount down, thus bringing it close to the diff, and tie rod.

what needs to happen is a new bracket that replaces the cast one entirely, and then uses that wj trackbar

almost like this Iron Rock offroad bracket that is used in an xj application.

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Unread 10-07-2010, 01:13 AM   #698
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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.
that's a little more trouble than it's worth for a TJ.. it's already a popular item for JK's tho.

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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.
what is your caster angle? I've had the same problem using 2" bumpstop extensions with 3.5* caster. I trimmed the upper portion of the Nth frame brace to fix it..

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that does work tho you still need 2" Plus bumpstop extension and to top it off the WJ track bar is .165 wall tube, at least the ones I have in my possesion are. I used them with the Nth degree frame brace, the bushings don't last long and I bent the first one pretty bad driving through a ditch.

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NO NO NO.... this track bar is $279.95... Currie Enterprises CJ Axle Parts

You may get away without losing money and may have better articulation...
the JJ frame end is only good for about 9.5" travel shocks before it binds.

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LOL, good idea but those would take a hole larger than you could drill in the bracket.

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thats a pretty good idea, the issue with the rc bracket though is that it drops the mount down, thus bringing it close to the diff, and tie rod.

what needs to happen is a new bracket that replaces the cast one entirely, and then uses that wj trackbar

almost like this Iron Rock offroad bracket that is used in an xj application.

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The RC relocation drop bracket actually moves the bar forward about 3/4"..... the thing I don't like about it is how it mounts.


I have prototypes bent up that clear riddler and even ARB diff covers with the TIE ROD FLIPPED and STOCK bumpstop extension.... I'm still working on simplifying the frame mount tho. It's pretty hard to make things just bolt on and fit every thing. The first one I build got welded on which is easiest for me but would be a PITA in someones drive way that doesn't have a welder and a torch.

BTW.... I've been so busy lately I haven't had time to mess around on the I-net let alone even check my e-mail, Sorry to you guys I've left hanging with questions or parts lately.
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Unread 10-07-2010, 09:59 AM   #699
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hmm maybe I will order that rc bar then,

or wait for your development, if you get any further lemme know, thanks
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Unread 10-07-2010, 10:21 AM   #700
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hmm maybe I will order that rc bar then,

or wait for your development, if you get any further lemme know, thanks
I don't know how far from Jersey you are but I will have the new style 0-3.5" $129.00 RC Bar slightly used for sale early next week if you are interested in that . If you are in a hurry I can do it sooner.
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Unread 10-08-2010, 01:17 PM   #701
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JKS arrived early so the Rough Country 0-3.5" $129.00 bar will be available tomorrow. Will post in For Sale tomorrow at a few locations .
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JKS arrived early so the Rough Country 0-3.5" $129.00 bar will be available tomorrow. Will post in For Sale tomorrow at a few locations .
Be sure you have the 2" bumpstop extensions required for the OME N66L shocks and the JKS track bar.....
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Unread 10-12-2010, 10:11 AM   #703
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For some reason I'm really confused about all this trackbar talk. Right now I have a 4" lift with an adjustable front trackbar that has to be as short as possible to center the front axle. I'm about to get the OME HD 2.5" lift kit and therefore this trackbar I have right now isn't going to work because it already as short as possible and that's on a 4" lift.

Is there a consensus on the best bolt-on option for a front trackbar that fits properly? Obviously I'd rather not bumpstop it more than needed just to keep the trackbar away from the diff cover.
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Unread 10-12-2010, 11:03 AM   #704
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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.
Thanks mudb8. Is this what you are refering to? I could use this for the frame-side trackbar joint when I relocate the mount.
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If I use 1.25 solid 1045 rod I can drill it and thread it easily. I could also just cut the axle bushing barrel off of the used front trackbar I bought and weld it to the other end of the bar, or, I think, use another CE-9112N75-14 on the axle end, too. I think this is the correct width for the axle end, right?
Thanks for looking at this. Jim
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Also, I'm thinking of doing this:

This relocates the frame-side trackbar mount to the outside of the frame. another 2.5 inches or so of trackbar length to help reduce the lateral axle movement. I don't have my correct drag link length measurements yet but I think it will be on the long side for my Dana 60 front end so this idea may work. It will also get the troublesome mass of trackbar joint away from the diff cover without moving it forward into my pitman...
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