I have a 2012 JKU with a RockKrawler 3.5" Mid Arm Lift. My rear track bar has shifted and started rubbing my passenger side rear spring.
I've been told it only needs to be rotated upwards and away from the spring. So in the attached picture, I loosened the nuts on both sides (circled in red), and then loosened the nuts highlighted in orange. the nut on the drivers side was very loose, and I'm guessing that is what caused the issue. Seemed simple enough, but that sucker wasn't rotatable. Suggestions on what to do?
The rear track has bend in to avoid interference with the gear enclosure in the differential. It also is designed to lean towards the rear of the Jeep. The natural tendency of the track is to rotate to a vertical position when it is under load and you don't tighten the adjustment nuts. When it is in a vertical position it can rub against the coil when the suspension cycles.
First make sure it is rotated towards the back so the bend clears the diff enclosure at an angle then make sure everything is torqued properly. Who ever installed it the first time around didn't do a very good job.
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You said you loosened the nut but how much ? Maybe try loosening them a bit more and put a large pipe wrench on it to try and turn it up ?
2013 JKU Rubicon - Commando
Teraflex 2.5" spring lift, Teraflex monster front and rear trackbars, G2 wheel adapters, Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar 35 x 12.5 x 17, Superchips Flashcal, Warn Zeon 10, Smittybilt XRC bumpers front and rear with tire carrier, Metal Cloak Overland Fenders, Uniden Bearcat 980, Homemade side rails. 50" and 20" light bars and brackets.
From the pic, it looks like the track bar is contacting the diff. Resting right on top of it. Did you install Adj arms with the 3.5? If not that could explain why things look so close and why the TB is contacting the coil.
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK
2013 JK - Lifted w/ 35s - Bilstein 5100s - Monster TB - Chopped Flares - Can't Keep It Clean
Both 3.5" mid arm lifts come with
Rear Track Bar Relocation Bracket.
I need to verify what lift I actually purchased. I thought I didn't get the x-Factor lift, but that is what I put in my list of mods. I still think that I decided it was too expensive.
The x-Factor lift says
"...high misalignment lower control arms front and rear, high misalignment upper adjustable control arms front and rear..."
The non x-Factor says
"include features like high clearance adjustable lower control arms, front sway bar disconnects, long travel linear coil springs and long travel stainless steel brake lines to just name a few."
08 Black and Khaki JK Sahara Unlimited, Dual Tops, MyGig, Tow pkg, Trax-Lok Rear Diff,
Mods -- 3.5" Rock Krawler front springs, 2.5 TerraFlex BB, PitBull Rockers 37x12.50x17 on ProComp 7069 alloys, AEV Premium Bumper,