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post #841 of 1784 Old 02-09-2011, 09:05 AM
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Depends on how old his is too. About a yr ago they changed the bends to clear for this issue.


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I can get better pics later on if you need them. But the side with the welded bushing end and smaller angle is at the frame side with the angle pointing up and the threaded side is at the axle mount with the longer threaded bushing you sent me. There's about 3.5 inches of uptravel before they contact
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I just checked my emails and you shipped it to me last may
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Depends on how old his is too. About a yr ago they changed the bends to clear for this issue.
take a coworker's TJ, install the track bar, move the lower control arms to 16.25" eye to eye, remove the springs, shocks and jounce bumper. lift the axle to the bumpstop cup....see where it hits first (tie-rod, diff cover, drag link, etc). change the design as necessary. if you think you get it figured out, send it to mudb8. i'd be happy to be a tester as well
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OK, if given the choice, what would you choose? Currie's new bar http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=3488 or regular JKS bar. In have 3.5" up front, 4.5" in the rear, 2" bumps, 10" travel shocks, and the arms are adjusted about .5" out from stock. I can see a rub mark on my full traction bar which I happen to think is a weak link.
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Wow, lots of info here...

JKS bar only works with riddler covers with 2" bumpstop addition for 4" lifts.
New Currie works with riddler covers as long as shocks will accomidate.

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I just checked my emails and you shipped it to me last may
Thats less than a year ago........

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with your 2.5" lift you ran the AEV trackbar kit with only 2" bumpstops and had no problems correct?
I plan on running a 3" spring and 3/4" spacer would the trackbar most likely be clear of hitting the diff cover. I will also be running the Rancho Rock Crawler fixed lower control arms and stock upper arms.
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See Like I said here. VVV .... If you want an adjustable tracbar so bad ..... Run 2" bumpstop extensions and viola!

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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...

And / Or
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...)

But if you don't have the resources and just want to bolt on a store bought adjustable tracbar go to a 3" 3.5" to 4" lift in front.....

I mean if you are at 2" or 2.5" you probly should have 3/4" to 1" bumpstop spacers already...
So go one more inch on both the bumpstop and lift.
Same goes for the shock if you don't want to get different shocks just add a 1" spacer to the shocks then you don't loose any travel...


This was just a temp thing but it worked GOOD.
Two spacers is a little extreme but you get the idea...





Like Mud said if you want an adjustable trac bar put on the lift you need for it....... if you don't then live with it.... and just fix the back.... Simple.

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with your 2.5" lift you ran the AEV trackbar kit with only 2" bumpstops and had no problems correct?
I plan on running a 3" spring and 3/4" spacer would the trackbar most likely be clear of hitting the diff cover. I will also be running the Rancho Rock Crawler fixed lower control arms and stock upper arms.
lift height doesn't matter at all for the AEV track bar, It just needs a minimum of 2" bumpstop extension along with some tweeking to keep it off the diff.

My AEV/Nth Degree HD Track bar brace failed after I managed to bend it, it keept flexing and eventually broke, I had fixed it previously from the same problem. If you Use a 3" bumpstop extension It won't even come close to getting bent from the diff.

I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


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lift height doesn't matter at all for the AEV track bar, It just needs a minimum of 2" bumpstop extension along with some tweeking to keep it off the diff.

My AEV/Nth Degree HD Track bar brace failed after I managed to bend it, it keept flexing and eventually broke, I had fixed it previously from the same problem. If you Use a 3" bumpstop extension It won't even come close to getting bent from the diff.
As far as modifying the brace would cutting the brace cause it to fail?
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As far as modifying the brace would cutting the brace cause it to fail?
I would have to say you could trim it but you will also then need to brace the top that's cut out, leverage is the problem with it. the hollow top was for the Original FLAT plate steel track bar, Nth couldn't get any bushings that would last in the begining, then went to the 99-04 stock WJ track bar and aparently left the brace the same. the bushings nth quit using are essentially the same durometer two peice bushings most aftermarket track bars currently use, they saw the problem and discontinued use of them in favor of stock molded rubber bushings that nearly last forever and are much more flexible....


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I would have to say you could trim it but you will also then need to brace the top that's cut out, leverage is the problem with it. the hollow top was for the Original FLAT plate steel track bar, Nth couldn't get any bushings that would last in the begining, then went to the 99-04 stock WJ track bar and aparently left the brace the same. the bushings nth quit using are essentially the same durometer two peice bushings most aftermarket track bars currently use, they saw the problem and discontinued use of them in favor of stock molded rubber bushings that nearly last forever and are much more flexible....

Is it just the brace that is most likely going to cause problems rather than at the bracket where it attaches to the frame?
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So, just to recap, 'cause I don't have the time to read through 57 pages of stuff. I bought an older RC adjustable track bar for 0-3.5 inch lifts for a 2.25 inch lift up front. If I extend the bump stops 2 inches, I should be fine, right?

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