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Unread 02-05-2011, 01:18 AM   #826
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Keep it stock or redrill, if you are using shocks with a 13.5" or less collapsed length, use a 2" rear relocation bracket on the rear with the stock track bar.

If you use 10" travel shocks, you need at least 2" bumpstop extension, use a currie offset front trackbar.
Ok, thanks. I already have a 1.25" BL and MML (not installed yet). I am aiming for 33" tires.

So it seems like if I have:

OME 2.5" springs
N66 shocks front
N67 shocks rear

All that I need is a rear trackbar bracket. Nothing needed on the front.

And I ought to be able to get away with no bumpstop extension in the front, and maybe 1 - 1.25 inch in the rear.

Oh, and I want to go with a Currie Antirock, instead of disconnects.

Does that sound right?

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it's all in the thread......
Yes, it is all in here. I swear I have read the whole thing, but well... it is 55 pages long....

Thank you so much for the help.

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Unread 02-05-2011, 01:54 AM   #827
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It would have perfect geometry if the Track bar was long enough to match the drag link......
So tell us how to make it match without relocating the coil buckets. Got any neat relocation mod for that?
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Unread 02-05-2011, 08:19 AM   #828
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I have JKS Adjustable Track Bar on my 97 TJ with 2 1/2" OME lift. It works just fine, even when disconnected. However, I added an ARB differential cover and the helm joint hit. Went back to stock diff cover and every thing is fine.
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Unread 02-05-2011, 08:21 AM   #829
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I have JKS Adjustable Track Bar on my 97 TJ with 2 1/2" OME lift. It works just fine, even when disconnected. However, I added an ARB differential cover and the helm joint hit. Went back to stock diff cover and every thing is fine.
you'll find otherwise if you post pics of the front end at full bump, with the springs removed.

and i've heard of heim joints, but never heard of helm joints....are they more nautical, or reminiscent of medieval crusades?
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Unread 02-05-2011, 08:28 AM   #830
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Thanks. I take some pics......also, small keyboard...big thumbs!
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Unread 02-05-2011, 11:57 AM   #831
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So tell us how to make it match without relocating the coil buckets. Got any neat relocation mod for that?
Yep, but I'm not sharing it YET.....
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Unread 02-05-2011, 12:08 PM   #832
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I think thats the key to this whole dilemma .
I like so may others here have been confounded by this whole thing.

But its really simple.
It occurred to me a little while ago.....

Right now I have 13-1/2" collapsed length shocks on 2-3/4" of lift and am running 3/4" bumpstop extensions. I'm off center 3/8" which puts one tire of 3/4" more than the other.

3/4" seems like alot but its really 3/8" thats really not very much.

If you just do the rear with a bracket it won't look as bad...

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You could rework the stock to fit . re-bend , re-drill , cut and splice.
If you have the resources to do that then fine.( I think the stocker limits down travel though...)



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the front stock track bar will bind up on the axle bracket with shocks over 8.5" travel. the rear is good for 14" travel shocks...







Now don't get the notion I'm pickin toy's, There's NO Track bar on it.... and it also has 14" travel bilsteins on it at all four corners.
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Unread 02-05-2011, 12:24 PM   #833
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Yep, but I'm not sharing it YET.....


Were tinkering with moving the coil-buckets back, allowing a straight shot to the knuckle - but were going to wait for the 9" front - too much work for a 30. It'll be easier to place the brackets anew. We briefly considered bending the bar around the bucket, but quickly discarded that idea, due to complication. Besides it's 90% now, which is better that 90% of the rigs out there.
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Unread 02-06-2011, 12:04 AM   #834
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So what are the limitations of the stock front track bar if you cut back the part of the axle mount where it hits?
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I haven't checked into this thread for a while but today i have a good example. I have the rough country 0-3.5 inch track bar. at first the track bar they sent me wasn't long enough for their 3.25 kit. so instead of a heim on the axle end they sent me a bushing with a really long thread. so i figured i gained more then 3.5 inches for their track bar not to reach. I noticed the scratch on the diff right away but i thought i had done it when putting on and taking off the track bar and letting it fall when attached to the axle end. Now that my springs have sagged and under the right circumstances i have this...

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Unread 02-08-2011, 10:01 AM   #837
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Were tinkering with moving the coil-buckets back, allowing a straight shot to the knuckle - but were going to wait for the 9" front - too much work for a 30. It'll be easier to place the brackets anew. We briefly considered bending the bar around the bucket, but quickly discarded that idea, due to complication. Besides it's 90% now, which is better that 90% of the rigs out there.


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So what are the limitations of the stock front track bar if you cut back the part of the axle mount where it hits?
if you cut the bracket enough to keep the stock front bar from binding, you loose the stabilizer mount.

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I haven't checked into this thread for a while but today i have a good example. I have the rough country 0-3.5 inch track bar. at first the track bar they sent me wasn't long enough for their 3.25 kit. so instead of a heim on the axle end they sent me a bushing with a really long thread. so i figured i gained more then 3.5 inches for their track bar not to reach. I noticed the scratch on the diff right away but i thought i had done it when putting on and taking off the track bar and letting it fall when attached to the axle end. Now that my springs have sagged and under the right circumstances i have this...

Can't argue with that.... it has nothing to do with the springs sagging, it just takes a smaller bump.
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Unread 02-08-2011, 10:36 PM   #838
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Can't argue with that.... it has nothing to do with the springs sagging, it just takes a smaller bump.
yeah that's true. Ive noticed the scratch on the diff since the beginning but i thought i had done it while resting the track bar on the diff when installing it. but now i know for sure its hitting. It sucks since even Jeffrey told me himself it shouldn't hit.
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Kong, cant see from your pics but what way do you have the bends on the trackbar?
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Kong, cant see from your pics but what way do you have the bends on the trackbar?
Doesn't matter which way you put it on, it still hits without bumpstop extension..... I have one of your track bars also
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