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Unread 03-27-2009, 06:48 PM   #61
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rubidriver,
what model JKS track bar do you have? what modifications have you done to prevent the track bar from hitting?

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Unread 03-27-2009, 07:01 PM   #62
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what model JKS track bar do you have? what modifications have you done to prevent the track bar from hitting?
Thats an OGS 126 if I remember correctly. I have the OME 933's up front with a 3/4" spacer. RE's 2" bumpstop and the 3/4"(?) bumpstop that OME sends with their springs. All that equates to no rub, and also not having overly excessive bumpstop.
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Thats an OGS 126 if I remember correctly. I have the OME 933's up front with a 3/4" spacer. RE's 2" bumpstop and the 3/4"(?) bumpstop that OME sends with their springs. All that equates to no rub, and also not having overly excessive bumpstop.
the 20mm spacer in the OME kit goes in the back

I have that track bar (#126), thats the one everyone says hits the diff. I just bought some parts off a guy with a Rubi LJ, D44 bar and his #126 hits the Riddler diff cover in front "rarely".
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the 20mm spacer in the OME kit goes in the back

I have that track bar (#126), thats the one everyone says hits the diff. I just bought some parts off a guy with a Rubi LJ, D44 bar and his #126 hits the Riddler diff cover in front "rarely".
It can go either way, I used it in the front because I didnt need any more in the rear. I needed more in the front becasue the springs game me roughly 3" of lift. It works just fine...


Look at my diff, it has never once hit.
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the 20mm spacer in the OME kit goes in the back

I have that track bar (#126), thats the one everyone says hits the diff. I just bought some parts off a guy with a Rubi LJ, D44 bar and his #126 hits the Riddler diff cover in front "rarely".
his kit also has 2" bumpstops in the rear. the small spacer got put up front with 2" bumpstops to ensure no rubbing with the 33"s untill the bl he still has got put on.. also eliminating the track bar interference.
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Unread 03-27-2009, 11:23 PM   #67
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You asked for them.
Now you shall recieve.

Mine does not and will not hit the diff.
lol, I knew you'd come through for me!

that shows me the tj and wj bar have the same bends, the difference is the frame end is turned up to bolt in a double shear bracket.

my nth bracket mounts directly to the tre mount. the wj jks bar clears my diff with flying colors.. although i also have 2" bumpstops and longer than stock control arms. the nth bracket has it droped some also.

looking at my jks wj bar, i'm sure being used with a clayton relocation bracket, and I say clayton because ti has minimal forward relocation that could cause drag link clearance sissues, it would clear without any bumpstops.
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Thats an OGS 126 if I remember correctly. I have the OME 933's up front with a 3/4" spacer. RE's 2" bumpstop and the 3/4"(?) bumpstop that OME sends with their springs. All that equates to no rub, and also not having overly excessive bumpstop.
Im bummed to say that I have a similar set up and I hit. (and I hear it.) My set up is OME 2 1/2" XJ coils up front with a 3/4" spacer. RE's 2"bumpstop but I do not have the 3/4 in bumpstop that OME sends. I have a winch on the front. (dont know if that means anything) At full stuff its perfect but when I hit big dips/ large speed bumps on the pavement it hits.

I will sacrifice off road performance for on road safety. What should I do?...
Put in the OME bumpstop?
Ditch the JKS bar?
Lift the jeep further?
Sell the Jeep? NAH...
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Im bummed to say that I have a similar set up and I hit. (and I hear it.) My set up is OME 2 1/2" XJ coils up front with a 3/4" spacer. RE's 2"bumpstop but I do not have the 3/4 in bumpstop that OME sends. I have a winch on the front. (dont know if that means anything) At full stuff its perfect but when I hit big dips/ large speed bumps on the pavement it hits.

I will sacrifice off road performance for on road safety. What should I do?...
Put in the OME bumpstop?
Ditch the JKS bar?
Lift the jeep further?
Sell the Jeep? NAH...
I think we need to start with more bumpstop. Now you are loosing up travel that you once had, so go ahead and throw on a biggger spacer in the front. Now you might be looking at a unlevel Jeep. You might have to add a spacer to the rear to compensate.
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After reading this thread I decided to check mine out and found it was rubbing. This is with a stock track bar, 1" BL, no suspension lift and the Ridler cover on a D44. The shiny area at the edge of the fill hole has been worn down by hitting the trackbar. In this case how would I stop the rubbing? Would that suspension lift that I've been putting off give me clearance here?

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I think we need to start with more bumpstop. Now you are loosing up travel that you once had, so go ahead and throw on a biggger spacer in the front. Now you might be looking at a unlevel Jeep. You might have to add a spacer to the rear to compensate.
So maybe put the 3/4 in Ome bumpstop on. Then pull the 3/4 inch spacer from the front and put it in the back and get a 1 1/2 inch spacer for the front

Sound Like a plan?

If I continue to let this go am I risking a dangerous failure?
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So maybe put the 3/4 in Ome bumpstop on. Then pull the 3/4 inch spacer from the front and put it in the back and get a 1 1/2 inch spacer for the front

Sound Like a plan?

If I continue to let this go am I risking a dangerous failure?
I'd go with as little extra bump stop as possible.. if it needs another 3/4" that'll definately work. the easiest way to find out for certain without hitting a hard bump is to remove the springs so it'll sitt on the bumpstops.

you could do the spacer thing, tho doing so could possibly cause a drive shaft vib, you would also need to readjust for..

the jks track bar doesn't have the small tre end on it that breaks, so minor rubbing isn't likely going to cause dangerous failure, but if the jks bar gets dented it'll be weaken'd
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After reading this thread I decided to check mine out and found it was rubbing. This is with a stock track bar, 1" BL, no suspension lift and the Ridler cover on a D44. The shiny area at the edge of the fill hole has been worn down by hitting the trackbar. In this case how would I stop the rubbing? Would that suspension lift that I've been putting off give me clearance here?

http://s540.photobucket.com/albums/g...rackbarrub.jpg
looks like a 1" bump stop would take care of that rub or some grinding... so yeah a 1-2"bb with 22.5-23.75" (max for stock springs) long shocks and 1" bump stops. or just put in enough spacer to level you rig then add the 1" stops. personally I'd prolly get out the grinder...
keep it 2" of lift and under you don't need a adjustable track bar, although the axle will likely be slightly offcenter.. a 2.5" spring lift generally puts the axle offcenter around 9/16"

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Thanks, but after thinking about it I'm not quite ready to do the lift, so I guess I'll go back to the stock diff cover and get the Warn cover protector for now. It doesn't look like my trackbar is suffering too much but reading these posts has got me a bit worried...
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here's a little something I spent a couple hours on today from scrap laying around the shop.. why we can't already buy one tapered is beyond me, of course since I don't have one of the track bars laying around that are hitting, I couldn't put one on to see if it wouldn't just hit the differential in a different place..

it's a weld on bracket that'll move any after market track bar designed to bolt in the factory mount.. it'll also relocate jks jj's and the hiems RE uses...

i started out going after a bolt on, then I realized bolting on what I stated to make was interfering with the sway bar, I tapered the the hole that's now relocated forward 2", the other hole bolts to the factory mounting surface with a 5/8" bolt, or a tapered stud, like nth degree uses, could be put in to eliminate the need to drill the factory bracket.

I was temped to reinstall my factory track bar just for kicks, it's not something I need tho and the pics have one of the bent ends in it from my rancho track bar....






I think the Ideal bracket would be verticle and mount the tre horizontally, that wouldn't work so well for a jks bar at all tho.
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