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Unread 05-22-2014, 06:49 AM   #1
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Track bar and drag link length

Do they have to be the exact length or can they be off a bit. I'm finally getting around to fixing my steering issues and this is at the top of the list. I'm using a Clayton trackbar and currie steering. No drop brackets or drop pitman arm.

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Are you using the stock mounting locations?
Is your axle centered?
Is your steering centered and properly aligned?
If you answered yes to all three then you're ok.
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Are you using the stock mounting locations? Is your axle centered? Is your steering centered and properly aligned? If you answered yes to all three then you're ok.
Yes I'm using stock mounts. Eyeballing the axle, it is centered. I'll need to plumb bob it to be 100%. Steering is aligned, the wheel is off center. Supposedly the adjuster is stripped says the tire monkey.

I was out measuring last night and there is a 5" difference in length.
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5" sounds right to me. They need to rotate on the same axis.
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Yes I'm using stock mounts. Eyeballing the axle, it is centered. I'll need to plumb bob it to be 100%. Steering is aligned, the wheel is off center. Supposedly the adjuster is stripped says the tire monkey.

I was out measuring last night and there is a 5" difference in length.
5" seems like too much, but I've never actually measured mine. I know there is a little difference, you can see that just by looking at the mounting points. I'll try to measure mine tonight if nobody else chimes in.
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Thank you. Everything I have been reading says that they both need to be very close to the same length.
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Thank you. Everything I have been reading says that they both need to be very close to the same length.
They need to work on the same axis. Length is moot if they are indeed following the same ark.
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Trackbar 31.5 draglink 36.5
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Trackbar 31.5 draglink 36.5
And how is the steering? No issues?
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