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Old 01-02-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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rear track bar brkt/pinion angle

'03 rubi with couble cardian dshaft going in and gong to set pinion angle w/ 4" lift

question is, do i have to have the part# 1602 re track bar bracket now?

i have been searching and alot of people say keeping my stock rear trackbar will cause interferance with things.

i would like to just get an adj rear trackbar, but trying to work with what i have now, and thats just a trackbar relocation bracket(not angled) and was hoping i could get away with it for a little while, even if it chews up my trackbar bushings

the re bracket is like 70bucks but i dont have a loaner car anymore.
or i guess i could drop the tcase til i get my correct stuff.
ugh...

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Old 01-02-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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I think the issue comes when you set the pinion angle for the lift, you rotate the axle probably 8-10 degrees, or whatever. Well the axle mount and the frame mount are no longer on the same plane, and your gona have one hell of a time getting the track bar bolted in. It's just not supposed to do that. That's why you need the angled bracket, or to cut and reweld the trackbar bracket when you set your pinion angle. Theoretically you can avoid the adjustable track bar too because you can use the placement of the axle end bracket to center the axle, instead of adjusting the length of the TB.

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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interesting, so i know your not necessarily recommending it, but yer saying i could conceivably cut the bracket at this point and reweld to correct? not sure if im following you but thats what im getting here
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:15 PM   #4
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interesting, so i know your not necessarily recommending it, but yer saying i could conceivably cut the bracket at this point and reweld to correct? not sure if im following you but thats what im getting here
Yes, you can do that. I know 99% of the folks on here have to bolt on everything, but there should be no issues rewelding the mount, as long as you do it correctly. It actually shouldn't take too much adjustment from the stock position. I don't think it's gona work if you just leave it, due to the rotation of the axle, and if you do somehow make it work, it might end up busting one of the trackbar mounts off eventually or something due to the twisting force it will put on the mounts.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:12 PM   #5
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Check on Ebay also for the correct bracket . I got mine from their for less than half of what most are selling for .
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