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Old 06-15-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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Bending/breaking track bar joint????

On my 99 I have a rusty's 3in sus lift,and my rustys trck bar has a ball joint at the top.I dont know why but my threads on the ball joint keeps bending then breaks? Anyone else have this problem?

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Old 06-15-2007, 08:27 PM   #2
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in a friends XJ a rustys track bar broke 3 times. now he has a RE trackbar for many years without problems.

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Its binding for one reason or another. Something is wrong with the suspension.
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The bar is fine but the tie rod isnt
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Gwjvw how is the stiffness with that 3" lift kit? I heard its a bit softer than stock, is that true?

Have you contacted rustys? Maybe they will have a solution for you... warranty?
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When you have it adjusted how much of the threads are showing?
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:11 PM   #7
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I have a rusty's 3in sus lift

I FOUND THE PROBLEM!!!
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Old 06-16-2007, 01:02 AM   #8
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I have had the RE and do have an RE LA lift. I really didn't care for the RE TB though ( Mainly the upper bracketry). I ended up getting the JKS adjustable (OGS 125? '03TJ) and it has done me very well. I perfer the Johnny Joint over a rod end or a Hiem Joint, after 2-3 years use I haven't had any issues other than keeping the bolt tight initially, double nutting solved the issue on that though.And I keep it clean and greased

Did have a friend break his upper clean loose from frame but then again that was at one of the Hammers. Seems to me I mailed my RE to him.

In the mean time I am going to weld up something brace my existing upper front track bar mount from the other side of the frame.
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Gwjvw how is the stiffness with that 3" lift kit? I heard its a bit softer than stock, is that true?

Have you contacted rustys? Maybe they will have a solution for you... warranty?
The lift is awsome.
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When you have it adjusted how much of the threads are showing?
3/4 in
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You don't by chance know how much thread there is total?

I know that at least on Control Arms you don't want anymore than a half inch of thread showing.
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Old 06-16-2007, 11:59 AM   #12
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ball joint is 6 1/4 in long

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