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post #1 of 8 Old 01-31-2016, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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looking for advice on lifts
I just bought a 2000 TJ with a zone 4" lift and the friends that got me into jeeps want a lift on their 2003TJ I put some spacers on their 2005 TJ and am looking at the zone for them don't need too aggressive talked to a 4wheel parts and they told me that I would need a track bar but looking at different ones some come with a rear tract bar but do I need a front tract bar also

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-31-2016, 08:21 PM
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looking for advice on lifts
I just bought a 2000 TJ with a zone 4" lift and the friends that got me into jeeps want a lift on their 2003TJ I put some spacers on their 2005 TJ and am looking at the zone for them don't need too aggressive talked to a 4wheel parts and they told me that I would need a track bar but looking at different ones some come with a rear tract bar but do I need a front tract bar also
Some kits will have you re-drill a new front track bar mount hole on the axle end for your original track bar. Weakens the mount. Sure it will last a while unless you really thrash it, but you should probably tell them to pony up and just buy an adjustable track bar.

Check the FAQ section for a lot of good write-ups to get you started on your new hobby. Once you understand the function of all your components you can make more informed decisions on what you do and don't need.

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post #4 of 8 Old 02-01-2016, 07:45 AM
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Rear track bar bracket and adjustable front track bar. Drilling another hole doesn't hurt a thing, if you keep the bolt tight and reinforce it. I've done it both ways.

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post #5 of 8 Old 02-01-2016, 08:50 AM
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I re-drilled the hole, it was fine for a few years. Eventually the hole wallowed out and I ended up with death wobble. I ended up getting an adj track bar (older Currie style) and the stock nut mounted onto the backing plate.

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I prefer the adjustable track bar. They are relatively cheap too, less that $200.
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The zone 4.25" kit and a Metalcloak front track bar is a great starting point.
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-02-2016, 12:14 AM
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Rear track bar bracket and adjustable front track bar. Drilling another hole doesn't hurt a thing, if you keep the bolt tight and reinforce it. I've done it both ways.
That being the key part of your post...
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