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Old 03-04-2014, 09:51 PM   #1
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trackbar bushing removal?

Any tips on removing the stock trackbar bushing? Looks like it has to be pressed out?

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Old 03-04-2014, 09:53 PM   #2
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IMHO, don't even both, just buy a new track bar..... replacement stock bars aren't that expensive. if you've got a lift, you may benefit from an adjustable with some sort of flex joint...Metalcloak, JKS and Currie are the models to look at. Bumpstop appropriately.

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Old 03-04-2014, 09:59 PM   #3
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Thanks. If you remember, I have a rough country lift that was won at an offroad event. I'm looking at replacing it with metal cloak everything in the near future. The adjustable track bar will be installed at the same time. Just don't like the fact that it doesn't feel stable right now.
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Just don't like the fact that it doesn't feel stable right now.
is the axle moving laterally? if not, it's as stable as its going to get until you improve the components on there.
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Yes. I have put about 5000 miles on it since I installed the lift and just recently noticed the shimmy when hitting a bump in a curve. I have not had full on death wobble but I can tell it is progressing. I can spend about $2000 now but that's not enough for the metal cloak lift, sye, and drive shaft. So I am considering zone combo lift with metal cloak front track bar, Novak linkage, and antirock. Hopefully then I wouldn't need sye and drive shaft. Any thoughts? I already have flat fenders and 33/12.50R15 tires.
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Any thoughts?
just get a metalcloak or currie track bar now. the rest is independent of that...you don't need to do everything at once.
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Can a worn track bar bushing be the sole purpose of the shimmy and "mini" dw? Mine does that. It has a stock track bar and is probably worn out. I haven't looked. Also, mine pops when taking off and it sounds like it's in the rear somewhere. I've made sure everything feels tight?
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Those symptoms can come from any of the control arms, the track bar, tie rod ends, etc. Basically anything that can move laterally can feel like a beginning death wobble when you hit a bump while turning or even an uneven bump while going straight.

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