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Old 02-18-2014, 11:32 PM   #1
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Advice on Drag Link Flip

So my stock drag link ends have already failed at both ends.

Along with that, the drop pitman arm is now rotating and moving around on the sector shaft (shaft coming out of the power steering box).

ALONG WITH THAT the bushing and heim/bung on my Rubicon Express trackbar (that 4 Wheel Parts pushed so hard on me) has all failed as well. I made the final decision to get it, I know. By the way, turns out 4 Wheel Parts owns
Rubicon Express, just so you know.

Synergy Ball Joints are holding up great though!


So to get to my question:

I have the "Raised Track Arm Mount" on the axle side.

I plan to ditch the DPA for my stock pitman arm. Do I leave the bracket on the axle when going with a Drag Link Flip?

And also, where can I find the best quality link with proper ends that will withstand 37s?

I am also thinking about ditching the bracket for the track bar, putting a new one in then using a uniball on the Fram side and a heim on the axle side.

I wish I could just get rid of the Track arm completely.

Thanks for your time and advice!

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Old 02-18-2014, 11:51 PM   #2
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How tall is your lift, and how tall are your front extended bumpstops?

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Old 02-18-2014, 11:55 PM   #3
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4" Currie Lift. I am not sure of the exact extension of bump stops, but they came with the kit.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:11 AM   #4
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With a 4" lift and at least 3" front extended bumpstops, you would benefit from a drag link flip kit.

Synergy has a pretty good product for this.

I like the Teraflex Monster front trackbars because they are beefy and can be adjusted with a collar while on the jeep.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:19 AM   #5
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They are definitely 3" extended.

When doing a drag link flip would I leave the raised track bar mount?

would my links still sit parallel after the flip kit with a stock Pitman arm?
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They are definitely 3" extended. When doing a drag link flip would I leave the raised track bar mount? would my links still sit parallel after the flip kit with a stock Pitman arm?
Yes ... This is the best way go correct steering angles.
I'm assuming your rear track bar is raised also ?

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Old 02-19-2014, 03:14 AM   #7
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Yes ... This is the best way go correct steering angles.
I'm assuming your rear track bar is raised also ?

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Yes the rear is as well.

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