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Old 04-05-2009, 09:54 PM   #1
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RE Trackbar Hiem

Trackbar has been clunking lately, and after checking the bolts on the frame and axle end.... so I'm thinking the hiem joint is wearing out. I soaked it with a little white lithium grease and that quieted it down, but I still feel a clunk in the steering.

Anyone know what the threads on the RE1600 trackbar is?
Frame side mounting bolt size?
Better alternative joint?

I don't wanna fork over the money for a new trackbar(JKS), which I would do if I didn't have to replace a tranny line and do some work around the house.

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Old 04-05-2009, 10:15 PM   #2
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Can't you get replacement parts from RE?

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Old 04-05-2009, 10:33 PM   #3
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I could try calling them, but they only list the jam nut and alignment bushings on their site.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:25 AM   #4
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I'm not certain but I would say 3/4 shank 16 thread
thats a common size and on the website it says jam nut 3/4-16
so any 3/4" shank hiem with 16 thread will work
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:31 AM   #5
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Bringing this back. The heim on the trackback uses a 5/8 bolt to mount to the bracket and has 3/4-16 LH threads. Left Handed?! WTF!?

Anyway, my mom is going to buy the parts for this or a whole new track bar, which I would like better. The only issue being the 5/8 hole I had to put in the mounting bracket. Any way around this?
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:56 AM   #6
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Do some searching, think I found a replacement joint for the RE bar.

3/4" Heim LH threads - 3/4" Chromoly Rod End, LH Thread, 16 TPI [MXML-12-16] - $8.50

Misalignment spacers - 3/4" Stainless High Missalignment Spacer, 5/8" Bore [34STMISS] - $4.60

Thinking of ordering these, unless anyone knows of any better ideas.

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