that also happens to be the Design JKS did and I personally cut the end off of the proto type and tack welded to it's current position to clear the tie rod with out having to use over 3" bumpstop extension, the prototype currently resides on unlimited04's tj...
yea...that track bar was quite the adventure
JKS isn't very receptive to the problems of their design. bgmadmxr - I'd send those pictures to JKS's email tech support and tell them the new track bar bend isn't adequete to clear the tie-rod...those pics prove it.
I guess I didnt account for the full compression into the cup.
yup, it compresses into the cup:
Worst case is it'll shove the tie rod out of the way and get hooked on it on the way back up...
it's really gonna stink for the guys with the New JKS design that decide to/try flipping the tie rod..... at full compression tho, I'd rather have the track bar graze the cover and flex the bushings than bind up the steering or pop a TRE from repeatedly taking a beating. the joint end is also smaller than the old design that used the Johnny Joint, which gives more cover/axle room.
from the pics it looks like they still used the big JJ on his production version. i may be the only one with the small joint.
here's what I had to do to get it to clear the "SOLI" diff cover. With 1-3/8" bumpstop it just barely slaps the V8 ZJ tie-rod. you can see the paint rub marks on the TR from my testing, unfortunately no full compression pics...
turned two 3/8" round steel pucks on a lathe, drilled it, welded it to the spring pad and tapped it.
then mounted a 1" "Big Block" Performance Accessories body lift puck on it.