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Old 08-13-2009, 04:43 AM   #1
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track bar questions after lift

Hey guys I dont want to drill out a hole in the old bracket for fear of messing it up or weakening it. So I found a track bar lowering bracket for 80 bucs on 4x4 group buy. My question is will this allow me to not drill a hole and not have to buy an adjustable track bar. Thanks for the responses.

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Old 08-13-2009, 06:28 AM   #2
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I believe you still have to drill a hole for the lowering bracket I am not completely sure though. I have a lowering bracket that I don't use that I can sell you for a lot cheaper than that though. PM me if your interested.

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Well if it does what Im needing consider it sold man. That would work out great...now someone will hopefully enlighten us lol.
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The two holes you have to drill out are smaller than on the bracket and are only used to hold a plastic trim piece in place, so it won't affect anything other than letting you use bigger bolts to help secure the bracket. Be sure to use lock-nuts for the small bolts you use so you don't have to check them so often, learned that lesson with my last lift. 80 seems a little high, glad someone can hook you up there.
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Are you referring to the front or rear track bar?
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Crap, glad you mentioned that Schmo, didn't cross my mind when I left my last post. Blacksport, dis-regard my last post if you're referring to the front.
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Personally, I would not install a trackbar lowering bracket up front. Instead, an adjustable length trackbar, though admittedly more expensive, is a far better way to go. Plus the dropped trackbar bracket just gives the rocks/trail obstacles one more thing to hang up on. Trackbar relocation brackets work well in the rear but not in the front. Just my opinion and .02 worth.
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Yes I am referring to the front. That makes sense that it would hang lower, that would be pointless. Sounds like I will just have to save for an adjustable track bar. Thanks guys! O on another note... anyone used the rubricon express steering stabilizer? Would you recommend dual setup or single?
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Always go for a single stabilizer and RE's is as good as anyone elses. Monroe's is fine, so is Rancho's etc. Just make sure to get a kit made specifically for Wrangler as it will come with the required tapered bolt that a generic kit will not include. RE's will likely have the right tapered bolt, though Rancho's and a few other Jeep oriented SS kits would too. The bolt I'm referring to is part of the OE stabilizer and cannot be removed and re-used with the new stabilizer.

Dual stabilizers aren't needed, provide no added benefit, and they just force the PS system to work harder which could make the fluid get hot faster/easier which would make your steering more difficult on a tough trail.
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Damn if you were going to spend 80 on a bracket it won't take you long to afford an adjustable. You are doing the right thing. I feel it is very irresponsible for companies to ask you to drill a hole in the stock mounting location. It's just not safe and is the main cause for people in that situation that have death wobble.

Hey Jerry, Monroe is the exact same as Rancho just 30 bucks cheaper. They are made by the exact same company.
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Plus if you buy mine. Itll help me pay for college. JK. Go with and adjustable. I am so glad I did.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:57 PM   #12
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haha. well the adjustable Im looking at jks is like 219. kinda pricey since I just bought tires and a lift! lol. Ill have to do some searching for a cheaper web site. Ya when i read about having to drill I was like wait a minute that does not sound safe. Would love to help ya out for college man but Dont want to buy a lift just to lower certain pieces, I know you understand. But anyways adjustable it will be and thanks for the help. Hopefully looking forward to alot of help/helping on these forums. they seem really great!

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