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Unread 12-18-2007, 11:26 PM   #1
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Where can I find new bushings for trackbar?

Hi Guys, I finally found the reason for my front end shake. All you guys were right, it's the track bar. I just couldn't believe it because it's only been on the jeep for about 18000 miles. I've balanced tires, swapped tires all over the place, changed toe end, tightened bolts all no good. Finally today, I got under the front while a friend turned the steering wheel back and forth and guess what, I have at least a 1/4 inch of play in the rubber bushing. You could see the body and the Axel moving in different directions. Anyway I have a Teraflex track bar, does any know where I can get polyurethane bushings to repair it? Thanks a bunch.

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Unread 12-19-2007, 06:41 AM   #2
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Sorry if I'm stating the obvious but have you tried:

http://www.teraflex.biz/pages/contact.htm
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Unread 12-19-2007, 08:31 AM   #3
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I've been there. I don't think they sell to the public, only through dealers. Anyway, I would like to replace it with a poly bushing not another rubber one. Thanks BTW i like your jeep
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Unread 12-19-2007, 08:43 AM   #4
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I would give them a call, they have a poly bushing listed for a stock replacement, just see if it would work with their bar also
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Unread 12-19-2007, 07:02 PM   #5
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Well, I got if fixed. Found bushings at the auto parts store. It's a Moog poly bushing # K3176. Can't believe how easy it was to change. Wouldn't have taken 10 minutes it I hadn't decided to modify the bushing hole. The old rubber one had a nice machined inner sleeve that was .750 and the new one was .625 and rolled out of flat stock. I bored the poly bushing to fit the old inner, greased it up and put it back together. Cant believe how much better it drives. Wobble is gone, wandering is gone, steering is way tighter. All is well with the world again.[IMG][/IMG]
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Unread 12-31-2007, 01:03 PM   #6
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Hey James, what auto parts store did you get the bushing from? I need to replace mine as well. Was is the lower bushing? That's the one I need. How much did you pay?
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Unread 12-31-2007, 01:25 PM   #7
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Yes, it was the lower bushing. Got it at O'reillys for about $10. Fixed my ft end shake and really tightened up the steering.
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Unread 12-31-2007, 01:55 PM   #8
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Hmm. We don't have an O'reilly's around here. Maybe Autozone will sell them. How difficult is it to get the bushings in and out? Did you need a press?
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Unread 12-31-2007, 02:03 PM   #9
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Seems Napa has them but are closed. Do you know the part number for the upper bushing? Or how did you match up the bushing to the tera one?
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Hey James, what auto parts store did you get the bushing from? I need to replace mine as well. Was is the lower bushing? That's the one I need. How much did you pay?
if you have the stock trackbar its going to take a little longer to replace.

http://www.gibnet.us/JeepMods/trackbar.htm

the rear trackbar requires the same thing, but on both sides. once you get the old ones out though the new ones slide right in

I just did front and rear trackbar + swaybar bushings I ordered everything from 4wd.com as the local parts store didnt have any in stock and would have to order them (and they were normal rubber)

Prothane Track Arm Bushings, Front
Part # 1120525 - $11.99

Prothane Track Arm Bushings, Rear
Part # 1120625 - $16.99

and if you wanna do up the swaybar bushings at the same time heres the part numbers

Prothane Sway Bar Bushings
Part # 1111125 - $20.99

Prothane Sway Bar Bushings
Part # 1111225 - $24.99
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Unread 12-31-2007, 02:20 PM   #11
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Sweet. Thanks for the writeup link. I have the Tera Adjustable front track bar and re-located rear trackbar.

I assume the partnumbers you gave will only work with the stock trackbar and not the tera?
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Unread 12-31-2007, 05:48 PM   #12
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The Moog poly bushing I used was for a stock trackbar but fit in my Teraflex perfectly. Didn't take 5 minutes to change.
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Unread 12-31-2007, 07:18 PM   #13
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Just a suggestion but mine did the same thing after the lift kit was installed. I just replaced the bolt. Home depot rocks!
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Ok, nobody locally sells Moog bushings. The local Fisher has 2 bushings listed for the trackbar made by Spicer. They show a 1 piece design and a 2 piece design. He couldn't tell me if either one was rubber or poly Grrrr
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Unread 01-02-2008, 06:16 PM   #15
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I would guess that the poly was the 2 piece. My rubber and the poly were both 2 piece. A 1 piece poly would be nearly imposable to install.
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