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Old 11-03-2007, 08:50 AM   #1
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Which Adjustable CAs And Track Bars ?

hello,

this winter i want to buy some adj. CAs and track bars.
which one are the best AND affordable?

i don´t want to buy the JKS CAs. they aren´t allowed here because they rotate during flexing.

thanks in advance...!

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Old 11-03-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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clayton and RK both look solid...

i hear about RE joints and bushings wearing out all the time...although most people are happy with the RE lifts it seems that a lot of the RE CA's that you see for sale always have a bad joint or bushing...the owner will say they replaced it once or twice

for trackbar, JKS is probably one of the top picks...many people run the RE though...a few locals run the RE trackbar and like it except for they've had to replace the heim joint (i think ?) once...which lead to death wobble...but gone with the new joint

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Old 11-03-2007, 01:12 PM   #3
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RK ?

what´s about the currie CAs?

http://www.curriejeep.com/cestore/product.aspx?id=1199
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:13 PM   #4
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RK ?
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:13 PM   #5
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RockKrawler...Ben, Scout, and Jack all run this lift.

Currie always seems to make some top notch products.
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:20 PM   #6
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i think i´ll goi with 8 currie CAs and 2 currie track bars. a buddy has them. i also heard about worn out bushings on RE CAs.
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:22 PM   #7
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i rarely (if ever) hear anything bad about currie.

go with them, especially if your buddy has good experience with them.
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:30 PM   #8
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is 1150 $ a good price for a set of 8 CAs and 2 TBs from currie? then i would order them in some days.
i wish i had a friend who´s stationed here in germany. then he could order all the parts for me to his APO address...

is it hard to adjust the CAs if they are installed? i never did this before.

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You can either jack the car up on jack stands and let the axle drop and then adjust it. Or you can do what i do and just leave the jeep on flat ground with tires still on, get a buddy that has a winch and placed his jeep behind ur jeep. then unbolt one side of the control arms that needs adjustment, lengthen or shorten the arms, then use the winch to pull or push the axle to meet the control arm. To pull the axle forward, i use my winch line from my winch. To go pull the axle back, i use my friends jeep.
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oh man, that sounds like it will take a long time and many tries to adjust the axles...
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is 1150 $ a good price for a set of 8 CAs and 2 TBs from currie? then i would order them in some days.
i wish i had a friend who´s stationed here in germany. then he could order all the parts for me to his APO address...

is it hard to adjust the CAs if they are installed? i never did this before.

Let me make a few phone calls. I have a bunch of friends who are currently stationed in Germany. I'll hook you up my friend......I'll PM you when I hear something!!

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oh man, that sounds like it will take a long time and many tries to adjust the axles...
i've seen someone hook a strap up to the axle to pull it back so they could get the CA to line up so they could put the bolt in...but that was on the trail with a stock CA.
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you could use a come along and pull the axle into place thats what I do
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:53 PM   #14
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Nico, why dont you go w/ long arm kit while you're spending big?

When i installed my CAs i used the stock jack and another small hydralic jack from my moms Montero and used those to align the holes.

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a longarm kit is isn´t allowed here.
and i´ll buy the adj. CAs only if i have problems after installing some additional 1.5" spacers.
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man i got 4" kit w/ the CAs that came w/ the lift. Many people said the lift is "crap". I dont have ANY problems even w/ my front sway bar discoed and with out the shocks. (yes i did remove all 4 shocks to see how harsh the springs are alone and it rides as soft as a cloud). The shocks are the problem that causes the lift to ride like a race car.

All i need for that kit is an adjustable trackbar since i dont like the whole dpa and the relocation bracket crap..
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but how long have you had it???

btw, i raced up at a circle track a while back and the race car rode great...
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but how long have you had it???
about half a month and so far i'm satisfied.

I'm running discoed in the front for softer ride.
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i don´t want to buy the JKS CAs. they aren´t allowed here because they rotate during flexing.
Nicolas,

Can you explain this further? Pretty much every adjustable trac-bar I know of uses either a heim or some kind of rotating joint at the frame end.
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Pretty much every adjustable trac-bar I know of uses either a heim or some kind of rotating joint at the frame end.
The t-bars are fine, its the "rotating" control arms that aren't allowed, you must have misread it.
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The t-bars are fine, its the "rotating" control arms that aren't allowed, you must have misread it.
Yup, totally read trac bar there instead of control arm. Thanks.
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Yup, totally read trac bar there instead of control arm. Thanks.
Just as a side note i heard really bad things about those rotating CAs. They use simple threads to rotate. Little time after use the threads become loose and worn out.
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Yup, totally read trac bar there instead of control arm. Thanks.
You probably thought that because the title says CA's and Track-bars.

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