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Old 08-09-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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Tracking bar question

Just put a 2" BB on my '05 and wondering if anyone has ever done the same without also putting a tracking bar on. I'm looking to get an adjustable for if I ever go higher but as of now don't have one on. Didn't think the minimal lift would create too much stress or do damage but now i'm wondering. I realize the offset issue but am hoping to get by on it for just a little longer until I aquire the bar. Risking it or within the limits?

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Old 08-09-2010, 09:46 AM   #2
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Its pretty much common place to see a 2'' BB without a change in front trac bar.

check the toe in.

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Old 08-09-2010, 09:59 AM   #3
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Speaking from the JK side

It doesn't matter what model jeep you have, every one is mfd to specs and every one is a LITTLE different

Your 2" lift caused the axles to shift ever so slightly to left/right, but the axles may have been off ever so slightly to start with !!

Two things show up, your pinion angle (universals) will change a little and your axle placement in relation to the body will change--may not look good from behind--relative

After my 2.5" lift myJKU is steady, caster is OK, no vibrations--each jeep is a little diff. !!

Don't forget to check your swaybars for proximity to tires and levelness--may need new links !!

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I appreciate the input guys, like I said, hoping to have an adjustable soon, just don't want to risk unnecessary damage.
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Yea, just make the change and then driveit, if there's no vibrations and no wobble and tracking is OK--you're good to go !

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I appreciate the input guys, like I said, hoping to have an adjustable soon, just don't want to risk unnecessary damage.
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Right on, thanks, gotta get back under it and retighten everything as well.
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and measure the toe...your tires will thank me.

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