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Old 10-25-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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Installing front/rear track bars. Write-up or help?

Ordered a front and rear JKS track bar to install this weekend. I've spoken with Joe at Teraflex about a few things regarding the install with the kit I currently have on my Jeep. I was hoping to hear additional tips, suggestions, and advice on doing this. Vendors please share suggestions too.

It will be my first track bar install but I will have the help of a good friend. Is there a write up or walk through some one could share with me on doing this? Pictures and any info relevant are also greatly appreciated.

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2.5 Teraflex Coil Lift with 9550 shocks + Rear Track Bar Relocater Bracket

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I remember how fun it was to try to re-attach my stock rear trackbar after doing my lift. Had to put my feet on the wall just to push the jeep in far enough. good times

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Something I don't understand is that when I spoke with Teraflex yesterday, they said to install the new rear track bar with the bracket relocater that came with my 2.5 kit. However in the picture shown below used in the write up on Project-JK about installing the rear track bar, it is show to be mounted to the stock places without the bracket. Can Teraflex confirm or help with this?

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Hard to believe you're supposed to use the bracket to install an adjustable track bar. My understanding is that the bracket is designed as a generic fix to "resize" the stocker.
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Hard to believe you're supposed to use the bracket to install an adjustable track bar. My understanding is that the bracket is designed as a generic fix to "resize" the stocker.
The bracket helps correct the Jeeps geometry but it does not center the axle. Hence why I'm getting the front/rear bars but Teraflex told me to mount the new ones to the bracket so that's what I planned to do. However, I just saw the write up on their Monster rear track bar install showing that they did not use the bracket?
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The bracket helps correct the Jeeps geometry but it does not center the axle.
Can that be right? Can you really "correct the geometry" without centering the axle?

I'm pretty ignorant about this stuff though . . . Hence why I'm watching this thread.
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The bracket allows the track bar to be nearly parallel with the rear axle. If there is too much angle to the track bar the body will actually move side to side when the rear axle goes up or down.
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The bracket allows the track bar to be nearly parallel with the rear axle. If there is too much angle to the track bar the body will actually move side to side when the rear axle goes up or down.
Now this makes sense and I can see how my stock track bar is sitting almost parallel to the rear axle with the bracket installed. Why did they install the one in the photo above on this thread with out it then because it is definitely at an angle compared to mine with the bracket. Here's a pic of mine mounted with the bracket to show how its nearly parallel to the axle.

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Possibly the angle shown in the photo is not too much, I would rather use a bracket and have it at a flatter angle.
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Possibly the angle shown in the photo is not too much, I would rather use a bracket and have it at a flatter angle.
Are you talking about the first pic with the Monster track bar not being at to much an angle? It is at a much greater angle than the second pic of mine with the bracket.
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I was saying that first pic looked like a lot of angle but I don't know how much is too much, the second pic looks perfect!

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