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Old 07-19-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Stock track bar bushing

Does anybody know if the track bar bushing requires a press to be replaced, or can it be done with some home tools?

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Old 07-19-2013, 09:23 AM   #2
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Anything can be done, but how much of a PITA are you looking for. You would be asking for a crap load of work and a big headache. Keep any kids away cause there will be lots of cursing and tools getting thrown.

A press is def the best way to go and even then can still be a headache. I wouldnt recommend trying it any other way. IMO

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Old 07-19-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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even with a press it was a pita.
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Does anybody know if the track bar bushing requires a press to be replaced, or can it be done with some home tools?
if you have the stock height and are using a stock track bar, just buy a whole new replacement stock track bar....they aren't expensive...
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if you have the stock height and are using a stock track bar, just buy a whole new replacement stock track bar....they aren't expensive...
Really? A new bushing is 20 bucks what does a track bar cost?
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Really? A new bushing is 20 bucks what does a track bar cost?
~$60-80 for a quality brand. You can get a cheapo for $25 if you're really thrifty.

www.rockauto.com
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Thanks to all! I have a 2" BB that netted about 1.5", so not stock ride height. DW came back to the EXTREME! Scared the hell out if me! Checked front system and found TB bushing moving. Just wasn't sure if adj TB Was needed for such a small lift. Looking at JKS 1"-3.5" model for future 3" lift. Was hoping for easy temp fix for now...doesn't sound like good option!
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Thanks to all! I have a 2" BB that netted about 1.5", so not stock ride height. DW came back to the EXTREME! Scared the hell out if me! Checked front system and found TB bushing moving. Just wasn't sure if adj TB Was needed for such a small lift. Looking at JKS 1"-3.5" model for future 3" lift. Was hoping for easy temp fix for now...doesn't sound like good option!
I would go with an adjustable TB
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Thanks to all! I have a 2" BB that netted about 1.5", so not stock ride height. DW came back to the EXTREME! Scared the hell out if me! Checked front system and found TB bushing moving. Just wasn't sure if adj TB Was needed for such a small lift. Looking at JKS 1"-3.5" model for future 3" lift. Was hoping for easy temp fix for now...doesn't sound like good option!
stick with the stock track bar. most aftermarket adjustable's have major clearance issues with the diff. with only a 2" BB, it's not a can of worms you want to open.

did you get an alignment after the lift was installed?
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:18 AM   #11
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Does anybody know if the track bar bushing requires a press to be replaced, or can it be done with some home tools?
hell craigslist theres always people trying to sell there stock shit.
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With any suspension lift I would go with an adjustable track bars. At least adjustable in the front and a relocation bracket for the rear.

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Thanks to all! I have a 2" BB that netted about 1.5", so not stock ride height. DW came back to the EXTREME! Scared the hell out if me! Checked front system and found TB bushing moving. Just wasn't sure if adj TB Was needed for such a small lift. Looking at JKS 1"-3.5" model for future 3" lift. Was hoping for easy temp fix for now...doesn't sound like good option!
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With any suspension lift I would go with an adjustable track bars. At least adjustable in the front and a relocation bracket for the rear.
You don't need adjustable track bars for 2" of lift and under. They cause more problems then they solve...
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:38 PM   #14
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I like my axles centered. I put a JKS adjustable on the front and a relocation bracket on the rear when I added 2" BDS coils all the way around. No problems with either.

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You don't need adjustable track bars for 2" of lift and under. They cause more problems then they solve...
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No problems with either.
so did you push the axles to full bump with the springs & jounce removed, to look for problems? If not, you can't say you don't have problems....
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I like my axles centered. I put a JKS adjustable on the front and a relocation bracket on the rear when I added 2" BDS coils all the way around. No problems with either.
You can't even tell the axle isn't centered with that low of lift.

Haven't seen an aftermarket track bar that will clear and adjust to the proper length for low lift. My front Metalcloak track bar clears just fine, but is meant for a taller lift and doesn't adjust short enough.

Like unlimited said, unless you've put the axle at full bump you can't say you don't have problems. Or your not telling us something like that you have 3" of bump stops.
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:15 PM   #17
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I have a pro comp adj track bar if you are int off 06 tj 4inch lift

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