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post #1 of 19 Old 04-28-2014, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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track bar help

hi all..got a wee problem with said track bar....










did that pulling outta drive way...

what designs or aftermarket stuff do you guys run/ build...
quick run down on jeep...6inch lift, longer arms RHD....arms and bar fab ourselves ...

can post more pics if needed.....

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hi all..got a wee problem with said track bar.... did that pulling outta drive way... what designs or aftermarket stuff do you guys run/ build... quick run down on jeep...6inch lift, longer arms RHD....arms and bar fab ourselves ... can post more pics if needed..... thanks
what kind of track bar is it? It looks stock. Anyways, I am running a rubicon express adjustable track bar, it's solid and it haven't had any problems. Ps I have a 4" lift.
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thought factory jobs have the bend in them.......made that one ....maybe not clear on first post but more how you have mounted them ..this is where mine has snapped...







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you do realize the factory track bar has a bend in it so that it will clear your differential during the compression of the suspension, right? you will need to add a bend for clearance before you can get stuff mounted....

the basic idea is the frame side needs to be mounted such that the track bar is parallel, in the same plane and the same length as the drag-link. once you figure out a mounting point, you will need to remove the springs and fully cycle the suspension (full bump, full flex, full droop) to look for clearance problems. if you can clearance problems you need to modify the track bar mounting and design to clear, then repeat the process until everything fits....
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Same as above, that might be the steering bar.
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Same as above, that might be the steering bar.
??? what's a steering bar ?

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no shes the track bar ...you can see how I got it strapped up to stop body moving on trip out ...



was snapped under a wee mishap with a bank ..

have had that set up for awhile with no worries with clearance with diff ...shall look into it further still ...thanks for reply's

will snap a pic up of set up before the glue let go if I can find one ....

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That's how my track bar is linked. I drilled a new hole where the old one went because the new one required a bigger hole.
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??? what's a steering bar ? Sent from my XT881 freeze ray gun using JeepForum.
steering bar is connected to the wheels. It's the bar that you can see in my picture that's all the way to the right
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it looks odd to us, cause yours is rhd!
everything is backwards from our point of view.
when i first looked at it, i was like WTF??

weld it back up, and cycle the suspension, see if anything hits.
watch the track bar to diff cover clearance. its a problem for us commonly.
with yours being the opposite direction, it seems u would have less of an issue with it to me.
if it clears, just a better weld will fix it for good.
i have seen track bar mounts ripped off b4, but usually they are just bent.

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steering bar is connected to the wheels. It's the bar that you can see in my picture that's all the way to the right
Kinda like a tie rod then?

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post #12 of 19 Old 04-30-2014, 01:57 PM
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Kinda like a tie rod then?

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I'm at work so can't see all the photos, but if he's talking about something that might be confused with a track bar isn't that more likely a draglink? Not sure why you want to harass the guy over terms.

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Kinda like a tie rod then? Sent from my XT881 freeze ray gun using JeepForum.
theres plenty of terms. I know it as a steering bar, as do many others on this forum
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I'm at work so can't see all the photos, but if he's talking about something that might be confused with a track bar isn't that more likely a draglink? Not sure why you want to harass the guy over terms.
it's definitely a track bar by our terms. Apparently, it's a straight bar the OP apparently made. Looks like the OP's mount ripped off the spring perch. It's a RHD Jeep, so the bracket was originally welded under the left side spring perch (drivers side spring perch to us). Even the RHD's still have diff clearance bends in their front track bars. If I understand the OP correctly, he's asking how people mount their track bars. He could just weld it back on where it was, but my guess is he's looking for a stronger, more permanent solution. He made whats there now, so only he knows what he needs to do to make it work. My suggestions were general based on this, while trying to warn about the potential clearance issues, which he likely was not aware off since he made a straight bar that appeared to sit across the big fat OX cover.
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also called panhard down here as well.......yep just want to make it stronger ...jeeps had that set up for a while and cant see any rubbing on ox cover or trackbar.......again will double check.......brake em make em stronger ...she gets a hard life poor wee thing ,,,,

did you know RHD TJ came out with 8s down here...





did this hitting bank and snapping bar...so was a good hit..





best pick of set up before it fell off..



thanks again chaps....

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