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Old 11-21-2010, 11:47 AM   #1
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Rear Trackbar/axel question

i just installed my 2" Budget boost, and as expected the axle move a bit to the passenger side about half inch, now i have read about adjustable trackbar and relocation brackets, i really don't have lots of money, so would a relocator bracket fix the issue and center the axle properly? or i would be better off with the adj. trackbar?

also how do i center the axle to install either of both?

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Old 11-21-2010, 11:49 AM   #2
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First, your axle isn't off enough from a 2" lift to worry about. I drove my first TJ like that for 4-5 years. The trackbar relocation bracket would get it close enough to center but, again, I wouldn't worry about it until you get to a taller lift.

The axle will tend to self-center itself once the trackbar has been removed. The coil springs do a nice job of that.

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Old 11-21-2010, 12:02 PM   #3
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got it, so in order to recenter it, i remove the trackbar and drive like that for a few miles?

i understand i can drive it like that but i really picky with that stuff and if it should be in the center i want in the center hehehehehehe, so a bracket would help then?

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Old 11-21-2010, 12:46 PM   #4
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NO! Don't drive it disconnected!
If it's the front you won't be able to steer it. If it's the rear it'll be super squirrely - unsafe. Jerry didn't mean he drove it without it connected, he drove it with the axle slightly off center - no problem there.
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:51 PM   #5
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No, I didn't say you drive like that a few miles. You never want to drive your Jeep without both trackbars connected. The coil springs will tend to immediately center the axle once the trackbar is disconnected. At least close enough for government work.

Yes, a rear trackbar relocation bracket will get the axle closer to center than it is now. That leaves the front axle off an equal amount which does not have a similar relocation bracket available. You either need to buy a front adjustable length trackbar, if you really feel you must have it perfectly centered, or drill a new passenger-side mounting bolt hole to move it over about 3/4" towards the driver's side. But if you do the drill thing, you have to be very careful to do it right as that weakens the trackbar mounting bracket somewhat. Drilling it is not preferable to the adjustable length track bar.
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:56 PM   #6
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for the front i rather buy the adjustable trackbar, but for the rear the bracket is good then? i read a few post about the original bracket breaking when you add the relocator for the leverage or something like that, i dont plan on going any higher anytime soon
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My feeling would be just let it be....Why waste the money that could be spent on other mods that you really need/want. I have the 2" BB and couldn't be happier with the handling. Why do unnecessary work? Just sayin...
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Agin as indicated, you do not HAVE to do anything.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:41 PM   #9
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""""No, I didn't say you drive like that a few miles. """"" Jerry I knew you didn't mean drive it, but I was afraid he, or someone might read it wrong. It's very unsafe without them connected.

With that small a lift, it won't affect anything if he just leaves it like that.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:56 PM   #10
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hey well i found a rear trackbar bracket for like 22 shipped, so i figure it was worth a try!

so in order to center the back the axle, i remove the trackbar bounce the jeep a bit and it should come back to center?

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