Front axle still centered after 2.5 lift? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 06-26-2010, 11:26 AM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 6
Front axle still centered after 2.5 lift?

Hi everyone new member with a few questions I purchased a 2004 TJ 5SPD 4.0 60k about a month ago and after some healthy forum reading here is where I'm at.

Rough Country 2.5" coil lift
RC 2.2 front stabilizer shock
Rear track bar bracket for 2.5 lifts ( axle is within 1/4" of being centered )
Alignment at shop
15x8 Explorer Pro comp Wheels ( not installed )
32x11.5 MTR's ( not installed )
Mild death wobble after lift at about 52mph

To my questions I was going to get an adj front track bar but after some measuring my front axle is less than an 1/8" off does this sound right after a 2.5 lift. I did a 2.5 lift on my 07 Dodge 2500 Cummins and my axle was way off and needed an adj track bar.

Next question my front sway bar end link bushings are shot any suggestions on some replacements ( fixed or adjustables ? )

Hopefully the new end links and wheel/tire combo will eliminate the mild DW

Thanks For Any Suggestions and Great Site!!!!!

bluethunder is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-26-2010, 11:29 AM   #2
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 10,096
Images: 5
Welcome, Is the factory track bar in the stock hole or was it re-drilled?

__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-26-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4Jeepn View Post
Welcome, Is the factory track bar in the stock hole or was it re-drilled?
Thank You, Still in stock location and no it was not re-drilled
__________________
2004 Jeep TJ 5spd 4.0
RC 2.5 Lift
32x11.5 MTR's
bluethunder is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-26-2010, 11:35 AM   #4
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 10,096
Images: 5
Few things to check, are both bolts for the trackbar tight? Any play etc. New adj bar could help. Current tires balance? Perhaps try rotating tires and see if that helps... could have been fine stock, but now lifted its issue..
__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-26-2010, 11:38 AM   #5
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4Jeepn View Post
Few things to check, are both bolts for the trackbar tight? Any play etc. New adj bar could help. Current tires balance? Perhaps try rotating tires and see if that helps... could have been fine stock, but now lifted its issue..
Just put an extra turn on the pass side bolt on the front track bar. Also cleaned the IAC maybe that will help with the DW

Any other thoughts on the axle still being centered?
__________________
2004 Jeep TJ 5spd 4.0
RC 2.5 Lift
32x11.5 MTR's
bluethunder is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-26-2010, 11:45 AM   #6
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 10,096
Images: 5
Each jeep is different... as for tracking it down, change one thing at a time then test...
__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-26-2010, 12:08 PM   #7
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 31,827
Images: 2
It's not going to be off enough to one side with a 2.5" lift to worry about. Once you get to a taller lift it'll be time to go with adjustable length track bars to get the axles centered. It took me years of running with the axles off to the side a tad with a 3.75" lift before I did anything about it.
__________________
Remember that having a different opinion doesn't also require one to be a jerk when expressing it.

When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-26-2010, 01:30 PM   #8
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
It's not going to be off enough to one side with a 2.5" lift to worry about. Once you get to a taller lift it'll be time to go with adjustable length track bars to get the axles centered. It took me years of running with the axles off to the side a tad with a 3.75" lift before I did anything about it.
??? So should I remove the rear track bar adj bracket or just leave it. i am reading posts that the weld on the factory bracket can crack and break with adj bracket installed
__________________
2004 Jeep TJ 5spd 4.0
RC 2.5 Lift
32x11.5 MTR's
bluethunder is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-26-2010, 02:02 PM   #9
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 31,827
Images: 2
Since you already have a rear trackbar relocation bracket installed, leave it there. The factory bracket can indeed crack at where it is welded to the axle but that isn't usually a problem until you get to bigger tires, like 35", and are doing very difficult trails.

__________________
Remember that having a different opinion doesn't also require one to be a jerk when expressing it.

When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front end sag with lift???? 97 TJ 4.0 TJ General Discussion Forum 1 06-11-2010 03:25 PM
Front axle upgrade jeeps&comics YJ General Discussion Forum 7 03-12-2010 06:49 AM
Lockers J1R3D TJ General Discussion Forum 33 02-16-2010 06:02 PM
Front axle will not engage- not the same ole post stone68 YJ General Discussion Forum 8 09-12-2009 09:31 AM
Axle Upgrade With Lift? Joshpfeffer TJ Tech Forum 7 03-01-2009 10:30 PM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC