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Old 04-12-2007, 11:33 PM   #1
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do i need a tb bracket?

i'm gonna add 1" spacers to my 2" coils and was wondering if i HAVE to add a track bar relocation bracket to the rear...if yes, then do i have to do it to the front too...i guess i could just buy an adjustable track bar...do you just drill for the bracket and then bolt it on?

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It's a judgement call. It's obviously cheap (read FREE) to just drill out the bracket and move it over a bit. But honestly that's not a good idea. That bracket is not designed to take the stresses of the Trac-bar when you drill it out in a different spot. If you can afford it then go for the adjustable's.

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It's a judgement call. It's obviously cheap (read FREE) to just drill out the bracket and move it over a bit. But honestly that's not a good idea. That bracket is not designed to take the stresses of the Trac-bar when you drill it out in a different spot. If you can afford it then go for the adjustable's.
not only is the bracket not up to the task neither is the track bar. The joint shoved into the frame is designed to work in a specific operating range. Lift the frame up 3" and the stock characteristics are shot. You should really replace the front track bar with an adjustable unit. The rear will be fine with the bracket. That is, if you can install it correctly. I hate those stupid brackets with a passion. In fact, I hate track bars with a passion. I usually weld those brackets to the axle. Saves me a pounding headache and about 47 hours. Give or take 12 seconds.
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The rear will be fine with the bracket. That is, if you can install it correctly. I hate those stupid brackets with a passion. In fact, I hate track bars with a passion. I usually weld those brackets to the axle. Saves me a pounding headache and about 47 hours. Give or take 12 seconds.
x2 on this. I spent more time with my rear track bar and the POS CV relocation bracket than I did on the rest of the lift combined.
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x2 on this. I spent more time with my rear track bar and the POS CV relocation bracket than I did on the rest of the lift combined.
That's why I just eliminated it.
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:13 AM   #6
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so do i have to have an adjustable track bar or a relocation bracket? i mean, do i have to have one or the other or can i do without either one for a while?

i'd like to go ahead and add them and then as i have the money add the adjustables (which would take me about 2.5 months to get)
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so do i have to have an adjustable track bar or a relocation bracket? i mean, do i have to have one or the other or can i do without either one for a while?

i'd like to go ahead and add them and then as i have the money add the adjustables (which would take me about 2.5 months to get)
Just eliminate the whole problem with either a triangulated 4 link or a 3 link in the rear! <laughing>

You will need either one or the other, or you will have an axle that side pretty far off to one side. You could just wait to add the additional lift until you have the money though... Then do the adjustable trac bars and lift at the same time. Those brackets have a reputation for tearing off the rear axle of TJs when under too much stress, and then you are S.O.L.
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:41 AM   #8
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i would just do a 1" BL but i've heard of some problems of a 1" BL with the 6speed
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For a 2-3" lift you will likely be ok without either a drop bracket or adjustable track bar unless you are really AR (I am). Your axle will be defintely be shifted over but most just live with the shift even at 2-3"
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AR??? whats that? you mean you want everything perfect and lined up? it would just be about 2.75" of lift...i'll give it a try...worst that could happen is i have to take out the spacers...no biggie.

there wouldn't be any ill effects would there? just the look of the tire sticking out further on one side right?
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AR??? whats that? you mean you want everything perfect and lined up? it would just be about 2.75" of lift...i'll give it a try...worst that could happen is i have to take out the spacers...no biggie.

there wouldn't be any ill effects would there? just the look of the tire sticking out further on one side right?
the farther you go the more you risk drive line vibes. There is more to it than just a looks penalty. All your control arms are now shifted over. Your joints in the shaft are still in phase but they now have more angles to work with. The rear shaft is usually the ones people have problems with before the front. You will know for sure if something is wrong
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AR = Anal Retentive . And MrC is right, sometimes you'll get vibes from the lateral angle of the drive shaft. However, you'll be approximately the same height as an OME lift and most run that without rear track bar adjustments. You should know right away if it works, although rubbing won't be noticable until you flex it.
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:51 PM   #13
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well how would a 1" BL work with the 6speed?

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