Question about track bar frame end mount - 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 07-28-2009, 07:10 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Sb5551's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Philadelphia
Posts: 2,077
Question about track bar frame end mount

I was looking at mine today trying to figure out the DW, and is it supposed to be cone shaped. I know that the stock track bar on that end is a ball joint so I believe it is.

I have the skyjacker front trackbar which replaces the balljoint with a heim joint. This would make sense if they would tell you and give you the hardware to drill out the trackbar mount. Why the @#$% would they expect a plain bolt to not cause problems threw the cone shaped mount?

In order to fix this because I cannot drill out the heim joint, I was planning on making a bushing for inside here. I love having a machine shop at work. Does this make sense? Should I use a softer metal for the bushing or a hard steel for it?

__________________
No more jeep for now
But I have free kandy and kittens in the back of my van


Sb5551 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-28-2009, 08:26 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Ironman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Clovis, Ca.
Posts: 554
By hard steel do you mean tool steel. If you do and it's heat treated, it could crack under heavy stress. Do you have access to Impax tool steel. This would work good if it wasn't heat treated. Otherwise, I would just use a mild steel. When you make these, (or have them made) make more than one. Because if your turning the steel and drilling it, it just takes a few more seconds to machine more than one length. This will give you a spare if/when you need it.

__________________
'97 TJ--HP Dana 60 rear w/ARB--HP Dana 44 front w/high steer and ARB--5.38 gears--SM465 tranny--RE 5.5 LA kit--4:1 t case--rollin' on 37" MTR's and Allied Beadlocks
Ironman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-28-2009, 08:32 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Sb5551's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Philadelphia
Posts: 2,077
I think I was just going to throw it on a lathe. The steel that I was thinking of using was a hard steel I am not sure of the type, but its not a heat treated steel. I can also get copper or aluminum, but I think that steel would be the easiest. Thanks Ironman.
__________________
No more jeep for now
But I have free kandy and kittens in the back of my van


Sb5551 is offline   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
frame question 89 wrangler pat2franklin YJ Tech Forum 1 07-10-2009 05:08 PM
96' and 99' TJ Windshield frame question. Opticulus TJ Tech Forum 4 03-10-2009 01:06 PM
yj frame swap scooter18155 YJ Tech Forum 13 07-04-2008 02:15 PM
Frame Motor Mount Tower/Pylon Dimension Question catchone YJ General Discussion Forum 3 12-05-2007 02:20 PM
motor mount lift question upinar TJ Tech Forum 1 01-31-2007 09:52 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:36 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