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Unread 08-21-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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2.5 AEV lift questions Track bar vs Drop bracket

I have a 2014 JKUR that is mostly a street truck/ weekend toy. I just added a 2.5 AEV lift and 35's with rims at 4.5 backspacing. Obviously I had the aliment checked and that is off no big deal to fix that but I was also told by the shop I need a front adjustable front track bar and that the jeep is dogtracking a bit. I went the the AEV site and they seem to be pushing the JK Geometry Correction Front Control Arm Drop Bracket. I have done some searching here on the forum and now I am thoroughly confused. Price is pretty similar either way but what is the better option? Thanks you in advance,


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Unread 08-21-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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Read the first three sentences you wrote, alignment is off because the axle has shifted, track bar will fix that. Until it is fixed it will dog leg. You gave info and answered your own question along with the alignment guys input. Now simply fix it and down the road you are. Enjoy
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Unread 08-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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The AEV brackets will correct the caster.

An adjustable track bar will center the axle.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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Let's see some pics of your lifted jeep, too.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 08:18 PM   #5
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The AEV brackets will correct the caster.

An adjustable track bar will center the axle.
Yep.
Geo correction brackets and a synergy adjustable track bar with frame side brace and 911 suspension bolt kit would do wonders for you.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #6
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Yep.
Geo correction brackets and a synergy adjustable track bar with frame side brace and 911 suspension bolt kit would do wonders for you.
Plus Synergy drag link and tie rod.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 08:40 PM   #7
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Well I guess I will try the adjustable track bar from either rock crawler or synergy. Is there any major differences?
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Unread 08-21-2013, 08:52 PM   #8
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Plus Synergy drag link and tie rod.
Aaa this went over my head. Can you explain what the frame side brace and 911 suspension bolt kit is? Im gonna start with the track bar and AEV Geo correction and see what it like after that
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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:01 PM   #9
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You should definitely get the control arm drop brackets. They will correct your caster, and provide a better ride by angle correcting the control arms. Looks like AEV leaves them out to keep the kit cost under $1,000. As for the track bar, I put one of these on a club member's JKUR and the axle was centered to within 1/4" side to side. Ideally you want it on the money, but if they put the supplied AEV rear bar & bracket on it shouldn't "dog track" at all with the axle that close to dead center.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 06:51 PM   #10
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i have the AEV 2.5" myself with 35s and i ran without the Geo correction brackets for about 4 months.. just put them on today and the difference is literally night and day! truck tracks straighter, steering is more precise, and less unpredictable when you hit a nice bump in the road.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 07:14 PM   #11
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Visit Synergy suspension.com and read up on the frame brace and sector shaft brace. The main difference in trackbar brands besides bushing material and joint type is compatability between joining the above parts with any other brand of trackbar.
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