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Old 06-29-2010, 03:07 PM   #1
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Adding a front adjustable trackbar to a rear adjustable one

My jeep has a rear adjustable trackbar but a front stock trackbar system. The rear is aligned off center to match the front trackbar. This bugs me so I just ordered a front adjustable one from JKS/Quadatec.

Should I center the rear first, then install and center the front one? Or does it matter at all? I am assuming it doesn't, but it is worth asking.

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Doesn't matter which end you center first your still doing them both.

You are doing it by "looks" are you?

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Remove the front OE trackbar and disconnect one end of the rear track bar. The suspension's coil springs will then mostly, if not perfectly, self-center the Jeep over both axles. Then, with one end of the track bar installed, simply adjust the length of the track bars until the mounting bolt holes line up with the mounting bracket bolt holes.

If the Jeep doesn't self center closely enough, but it should in reality, you can have a friend push on that side of the Jeep a tad until it is close enough and then insert the mounting bolts.
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Thanks guys! I am having someone much more knowledgable than me help, but I would imagine we would measure by the tires or something.
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Don't let the "much more knowledgeable" person get overly into it either, the TJ will pretty much tell you what length trackbar it wants when one end of it is disconnected.
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I'll ask. How important is being dead on for centering? Any lift will move that axles. I have a 2" +/- lift and the axles are maybe 3/4- 1" off if that. What is the affect on handling?
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I'll ask. How important is being dead on for centering?
It's not critical that they be centered dead-on. Ideally I guess they should be, but not many TJ axles are dead-center and I drove my TJ for probably 4-5 years without them being centered.
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It's not critical that they be centered dead-on. Ideally I guess they should be, but not many TJ axles are dead-center and I drove my TJ for probably 4-5 years without them being centered.
Yeah mine is about 2" off. Part came today and I am chomping at the bit to put it on.

Too bad I am laid up with from gallbladder surgery this morning. Hopefully I feel up to doing it Sunday or Monday.
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2" off? How tall is your lift? Take it easy after your gall bladder surgery, let someone wait on you hand and foot for the next couple weeks. Or maybe 2-3 days if they know what's going on.
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2" off? How tall is your lift? Take it easy after your gall bladder surgery, let someone wait on you hand and foot for the next couple weeks. Or maybe 2-3 days if they know what's going on.
3.5". It is probably somewhere between 1.5 and 2.
". The front was pulled over and then when I got my rear adjustable one put on he just lined it up with that one.

I made the mistake of telling my girlfriend I felt pretty good earlier today I guess if I keep taking the darvocet I will keep feeling good though!

Although I did just make her get me a milkshake...
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1.5" off is about where mine was for those 4-5 years before I finally got up to installing adjustable trackbars.

Milkshakes... mmmm! I love those, my wife makes me a couple of those a month.

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