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post #46 of 49 Old 01-25-2021, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Final entry? (for now).

The adjustable rear track bar finally arrived last week and I threw it in over the weekend.

Whereas the front axle with the 2.5" over springs had been almost an inch shifted towards the frame bracket before the track bar, the rear axle with the smaller 1.5" over springs was only about 1 cm shifted.

So I just had to shift it about 5-6 mm to center it and it's aligned now within 1-2 mm.

I'm still glad I did it mostly because it's another new and stout piece.

Still very happy with the overall result.


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post #47 of 49 Old 06-07-2021, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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Hey, if anyone finds this thread and is curious I thought I'd report back on performance since the install.

I finally had an opportunity for an OBX run and I'm VERY pleased with the results.

* Highway - though the center of gravity has changed enough that I'm a little more cautious on sweepers and on-ramps, I'd say overall comfort of the suspension coupled with a lack of sag are both great improvements. Also fuel mileage hasn't really taken a hit if I'm easy on the throttle. I hyper-mileaged it to 21 mpg on the second leg of the 8 hour trip by keeping speeds in the low 60's (which means more or less legal on those roads).

* Beach/Dunes - after running back and forth on the beach for a few days I have to say I'm really pleased. The old suspension was soft enough that when the sand/ruts get really choppy she used to bounce off the bump stops till I slowed dramatically.

But now I'm watching other trucks bounce in front of me and she's staying pretty damn stable and getting no where near the end of travel. I'm guessing the taller, stronger/multi-rate coils combined with the fox shocks are doing the trick. I had a couple of highspeed runs (in/out for take out dinner, want to get it back to the beach hot) where I basically left a few other Jeeps for dead because it was so relatively stable.

I don't think I could be happier with these modifications.




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post #48 of 49 Old 06-07-2021, 09:46 AM
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Thanks for the report!

Next: 35" tires 😃
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post #49 of 49 Old 06-07-2021, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the report!

Next: 35" tires 😃
Ha ha, no I'm good and between the 6-spd and the 3.73 gears I don't think I'd want to go that big anyway.

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