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Old 07-28-2009, 07:10 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 07-28-2009, 08:26 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 07-28-2009, 08:32 PM   #3
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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.
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