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Unread 02-16-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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Upper Track bar loose??

Hey everyone, I just put in my Currie steering kit and noticed my upper track bar, where it fits over the ball, is loose. Not severely terrible or anything, just a little loose. I also think that is causing the 3-4 clacks when I accelerate from a stand still. What do you guys think?

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Unread 02-16-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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I was not aware there is a upper and lower trackbar
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If your referring to the tie rod end of the front Trackbar then you should look into getting a new one before the evil specter of DW comes to haunt you. Do a dry steering test to check out everything else up front while your at it, anything loose or worn should be addressed and upgraded.
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I'm really just wondering what the allowable play is where the track bar connects to the ball??
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I'm really just wondering what the allowable play is where the track bar connects to the ball??
No play.

Buy a new one. Look at a MOOG track bar. If you look at the lower bushing it is far superior.
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Unread 02-16-2012, 04:27 PM   #6
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If your referring to the tie rod end of the front Trackbar then you should look into getting a new one before the evil specter of DW comes to haunt you. Do a dry steering test to check out everything else up front while your at it, anything loose or worn should be addressed and upgraded.
Jrob05, the track bar doesnt connect to the tie rod, that is the drag link. I am wondering if the top of the track bar where it connects to the ball, which then connects to the frame should be loose.

http://www.boomspeed.com/bofh1968/jeep/alignment01.jpg

If you look at this picture it should show exactly what I'm talking about. Follow the track bar to the top right hand corner. That is the place!

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i am wondering if the top of the track bar where it connects to the ball, which then connects to the frame should be loose.
no.
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Thanks guys! I'm ganna see about the moog!
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Thanks guys! I'm ganna see about the moog!
I'm surprised nobody looked at your profile. If you've got 6" of lift as your profile says, you definitely don't want the stock type track bar.

Look into the Currie TJJ model. It requires 2" of front bumpstop extension, but you should already have about 3" or more with the long shocks normally used on 6" of lift...
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Yes, I already have 2-3 inch bumpstops. Pretty sure its 3. I'm not sure if it is stock or not? Does the stock 98 tj come with an adjustable trackbar?
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