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Old 03-24-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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What caused this???

So I went wheeling last weekend and noticed these things today, I know a one point I got the jeep pretty damn articulated thinking that is the cause but would like to know for sure. One pic the front u joint hit the head pipe, the other pic the front drive shaft rubbed on one the bolts from the transmission.

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Old 03-24-2013, 01:59 PM   #2
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Is your front axle centered? My guess is you have a stock or stock length track bar with your lift. Tolerances are pretty tight up front on a TJ and if your lift has caused your axle to shift, some stuff will rub.

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Old 03-24-2013, 02:13 PM   #3
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I believe so? it has the track bar relocation and an adjustable track bar.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:07 PM   #4
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So is this a track bar issue or something else?
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:23 PM   #5
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wow, that track bar setup is an absolute mess.

ditch that crappy track bar setup, get a Currie TJJ model, remove that stupid bracket, put the steering stabilizer back where it belongs, remove the drop pitman arm and replace with a stock pitman arm. then pull the springs out, cycle the axle from full bump to full droop & full flex and find out whats going on with axle position, bumpstop extensions, shock length, etc.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:26 PM   #6
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Have you measured to see if the front axle is centered?
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:29 PM   #7
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Lifting the Jeep pulls the axle to the driver side. Your clearance issues would be due to the axle being off towards the passenger side. Since you have an adjustable track bar though, it could be pushed to the passenger side if the track bar is adjusted too long.
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wow, that track bar setup is an absolute mess.

ditch that crappy track bar setup, get a Currie TJJ model, remove that stupid bracket, put the steering stabilizer back where it belongs, remove the drop pitman arm and replace with a stock pitman arm. then pull the springs out, cycle the axle from full bump to full droop & full flex and find out whats going on with axle position, bumpstop extensions, shock length, etc.
Seriously been thinking about it! I'm not familiar with how to check the position of the axle. Full bump to full droop? You mind explaining the process. I know how to wrench just never centered an axle before.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:31 PM   #9
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Have you measured to see if the front axle is centered?
No I have not, don't really know the procedure.

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