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Old 12-17-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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track bar , shocks leaking and drive shaft rubbing

ok so a few month ago i bought a 2006 rubicon it already had a 3.25 rough country lift on it . and the lift was installed new and just before the jeep was sold . i think they wanted to make it more appealing so the lifted it to sell it faster . first off when i got it i noticed that there was some squeaks and clunks . they did not tighten all the bolts down or torque them so i tried my best to tighten everything . so i had some more things loose so i wanted to get at them before it got bad . i took it to my friend garage put it on the lift and i noticed that the drivers side was lower than the pass. the track bar seen here is touching the bracket where it is mounted to .
is this normal . not sure if it is . but what about if i were to go offroading and i was a full drop i don't think this is correct . it is ? and i also noticed the passenger shocks front and rear are both leaking oil and they are only a few months old , why would this happen ? and another thing is noticed is that the front dive shaft is also touching the skid plate at full droop .

is this normal too again if i was off roading would this rub at full droop ? would this be a problem . besides noticing everything not torqued right these are the only problems i noticed . and one more thing i notice the front springs are leaning at full droop do i need longer control arms ? or is this normal ?
also i never seen my other vehicles do this with lifts .

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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all that is normal for a cheap low budget, bottom shelf incomplete lift installed by somebody who doesn't know what they are doing.

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:14 PM   #3
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thats what i figured well i think i am going to upgrade everything i like quality . so i will be looking around
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:16 PM   #4
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thats what i figured well i think i am going to upgrade everything i like quality . so i will be looking around
read these to learn & fix it...
Broken front track bar bracket - JeepForum.com
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html
tj front adjustable track bars for 0-3.5", does yours hit or fit? - JeepForum.com
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/fron...ml#post2219548

for a better setup...try these guys:
Savvy Offroad
Under Cover Fabworks, LLC - undercoverfab.com - Main Page
www.dpgoffroad.com
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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i will thanks . i am going to being buying gifts for the jeep for xmas lol
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:49 PM   #6
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1. The track bar was not properly relocated. I run an adjustable Rubicon express with no binding.
2. The auto trans skid rubbing is normal on a 03-06 lifted more than 2" so they make aftermarket skids to correct that.
3. Adjustable control arms may help some with the springs but you are changing the geometry on the axle perches and leaving them the same on the frame so you will see some bowing.
4. It sounds like the lift is a hunk of junk and needs to be replaced with something proper to fix these issues.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:10 PM   #7
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do you have a source for the skid plate ?
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:21 PM   #8
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For a quick fix you can remove the skid you currently have. If I remember correctly aev makes one, there are some companies that make skids to fit to your factory trans case skid. Mine is teraflex and it mounts to my other Tera skids. Ucf also makes a good tuck skid.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:31 PM   #9
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well i just looked into a new lift from rustys and savvy not sure which one i will buy yet but i will decide tomorrow after more research
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well i just looked into a new lift from rustys and savvy not sure which one i will buy yet but i will decide tomorrow after more research
....not rusty's
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:58 AM   #11
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well i did not order yet why are they bad ?
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:58 AM   #12
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AEV no longer makes the tummy tucker & they don't do TJ parts anymore at all. They had some awesome stuff and I'm bummed that they dropped their TJ stuff. Anyway, Rokmen have nice high clearance skid plates with a similar design to what AEV/Nth Degree had. Great skid plate...
As for lifts, it all depends on what you're looking for. A good short arm lift can be had from Rubicon Express or Currie. Long arm lifts are nice too but cost at least an extra grand or so for a decent one.

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