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Old 04-29-2013, 06:31 AM   #91
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I dont know if its different bars, or just no one until Josh has noticed. You would hope that after installling new suspension parts that after some drive time, people are crawling under there and checking things out.

It looks to me the bar lengh is not the issue, its the way it is angled heading into the bracket. Its at an angle, and there is plenty of room to bend the bar over a little to center the joing in the bracket. And if you look at Joshe pics, you should be able to tell what I am talking about.

Other than that Its a great kit for the money. And from what Josh says, ranco is working to correct the issue. So thumbs up to rancho.

I will be in touch with Ranco later today.

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Ive got the same clearance issue with the front track bar, installed the lift this weekend.

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:33 AM   #93
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Somebody take a picture ? What are you guys talking about ?
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I installed the 7000 SS this weekend.
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jakbak, I will pm you the contact info for rancho. He will need pics sent to him.

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Look on page 2 of this thread, post # 58 jmachnik posted pics already. I would re post but I havet taken pics yet.
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Ooh I see. The bar is too long.

You know at 2.5"-3" a axle bracket will do more for you then a adjustable track bar. Axle will be close to center and more importantly, roll center will be where it should be.
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Muddr1 to you have drop brackets too, by chance?
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Ooh I see. The bar is too long.

You know at 2.5"-3" a axle bracket will do more for you then a adjustable track bar. Axle will be close to center and more importantly, roll center will be where it should be.
We actually net 4" with the 3" Sport lift. I agree, after the lift the OE track bar is only about a half inch short. You don't need much but the bar that comes with the kit is 5/8" too long and hits the frame prohibiting you from tightening the jam nut properly. 5/8" is all the difference in the world on the new bar.

Also, I misspoke about the 7000 SS not pulling left. I guess it's the same with any Nitro SS. On the highway, it's very noticeable and kind of annoying. I may see if I can turn mine around tonight for ha ha's.
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We actually net 4" with the 3" Sport lift. I agree, after the lift the OE track bar is only about a half inch short. You don't need much but the bar that comes with the kit is 5/8" too long and hits the frame prohibiting you from tightening the jam nut properly. 5/8" is all the difference in the world on the new bar.

Also, I misspoke about the 7000 SS not pulling left. I guess it's the same with any Nitro SS. On the highway, it's very noticeable and kind of annoying. I may see if I can turn mine around tonight for ha ha's.
I thought about turning it around. It's still pushing in the same direction.
You would have to run it on the other side of the axle mounting position.

It's not all that bad actually.
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I thought about turning it around. It's still pushing in the same direction.
You would have to run it on the other side of the axle mounting position.

It's not all that bad actually.
It's not bad around town at all. I drive it all weekend without noticing. But on a 30 mile highway commute at 65-70 it really gets to be a pain. Knowing its the SS and not the alignment makes it a little better but there's no way I can take my hand off the wheel for a second. Especially if you're in the left lane where the road is already pitched to that side. I still really like the stiffness over stock, but with a 60 mile commute each day, I'll have to see if I can deal with the pull. Around town though, not even noticeable.

Funny tho, it's not like it continues to pull all the way. It's only a couple degrees to the left where it seems to be happy and doesn't pull further. Like if you're going around a curve you can let go and it follows the the curve. Just annoying, or something to get used to. My OCD may get in the way here
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It's not bad around town at all. I drive it all weekend without noticing. But on a 30 mile highway commute at 65-70 it really gets to be a pain. Knowing its the SS and not the alignment makes it a little better but there's no way I can take my hand off the wheel for a second. Especially if you're in the left lane where the road is already pitched to that side. I still really like the stiffness over stock, but with a 60 mile commute each day, I'll have to see if I can deal with the pull. Around town though, not even noticeable.

Funny tho, it's not like it continues to pull all the way. It's only a couple degrees to the left where it seems to be happy and doesn't pull further. Like if you're going around a curve you can let go and it follows the the curve. Just annoying, or something to get used to. My OCD may get in the way here
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Muddr1 to you have drop brackets too, by chance?
Only for the rear, I spoke with someone out in cali this am, he is sending me out a new bar.

Other than that I love the ride and the stance. New tires are coming in this thurs or fri. Ordered the pro cal. So a nice long drive this weekend is on hand.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:32 PM   #104
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I really interested in this kit but see the same part number regardless of 2dr/4dr will this kit be over 4" on the 2 door? Any way if I order u can u can insure I get coils that give me 3" on a 2door
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Only for the rear, I spoke with someone out in cali this am, he is sending me out a new bar.

Other than that I love the ride and the stance. New tires are coming in this thurs or fri. Ordered the pro cal. So a nice long drive this weekend is on hand.
Probably Danny, so it looks like the drop brackets maybe a culprit here....

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I really interested in this kit but see the same part number regardless of 2dr/4dr will this kit be over 4" on the 2 door? Any way if I order u can u can insure I get coils that give me 3" on a 2door
Most kits are a bit taller than their advertised height, and most will settle close to the height over time. Just a great opportunity to buy bumpers front/rear.
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Probably Danny, so it looks like the drop brackets maybe a culprit here....

Most kits are a bit taller than their advertised height, and most will settle close to the height over time. Just a great opportunity to buy bumpers front/rear.
It's not the drop brackets. He's got the same issue as me. I had my lift on for a full week before I installed my brackets and the bar is definitely short/too far forward all by itself. My front axle was way off without the barckets and the jam nut was 'jammed' against the front mounting bracket with or without drop brackets. Now, with the right sized bar, everything is perfect (even with brackets). It's a 2012 thing I'm thinkin.
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Feel free to send me a set of Rancho control arm brackets (my original plan) and ill be glad to test them out for ya and let you know if anything changes
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I was told Rancho is coming out with a NEW set of control arm brackets this summer. Will likely have my AEV brackets for sale in a few months if that's the case.. Unless I stumble upon some extra cash for arms. But that's unlikely.
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I was told Rancho is coming out with a NEW set of control arm brackets this summer. Will likely have my AEV brackets for sale in a few months if that's the case.. Unless I stumble upon some extra cash for arms. But that's unlikely.
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so order now or wait until the track bar length is resolved...
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Definatly order now, take advantage of the rebate, if you seem to have an issue, Ranco will make it right, asap. Its not going to prevent you from driving, but you have to be aware and keep an eye on it.
they are sending my trackbar out this week, they have a bunch of them that just went out to powdercoating.
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so order now or wait until the track bar length is resolved...
Yes, buy now. $300 off on a $1000 complete lift is unheard of, and way too good to pass up. Plus you're getting a solid system, made here in the USA with the support to back it up. They've made up 30 of these modified track bars (for now)to have on hand ready to ship should you have a problem. Theres no difference in build or appearance, btw, on these bars. They're just cut 5/8" shorter on the axle end and welded and powder coated just like the original. If you should run into issues you can keep the OE track bar on till you get the replacement. OE is only a half inch or so shorter than what you need so your axle will be off by 1/2" or so. Not a big deal and safer than driving with a loose jam nut on the adjustable bar.
But I say buy now. Get two, one for u and one for the wife
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Well I pulled the trigger on the lift. Ha no wife for me lol enjoying single life I got it on amazon.com for a good price. Hopefully it all works out. Now do i get 33 of 35... : ) What would you guys says a good addition to the lift I'm going to get a front swaybar disconnect, control arm drop brackets, teraflex exhaust spacer.... debating on steering stuff
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Well I pulled the trigger on the lift. Ha no wife for me lol enjoying single life I got it on amazon.com for a good price. Hopefully it all works out. Now do i get 33 of 35... : ) What would you guys says a good addition to the lift I'm going to get a front swaybar disconnect, control arm drop brackets, teraflex exhaust spacer.... debating on steering stuff
Go for longer rear links. I picked up the Tereflex links for a 4" lift for around $50. That way you don't need to drill new holes when reusing your OE links. I also got my lift from Amazon. Took 2 weeks but saved a good deal of $$. I'd hold off on any steering mods till after you have the kit on and see how it drives. I don't think anything else is needed right now.

As for tires... 35s ALL THE WAY!!
Got mine from Mr. Wheel Deal. $2492 to my door with (5) 315-75-17 MTZs mounted on (5) XD Addicts with lugs. They measure 34.75" on the jeep and look perfect with the lift. I priced out all the major vendors (even PM'd quotes and discounts) and this guy came out lowest.. Even after a pretty heavy shipping fee. I researched for literally months before settling on the Mickey Thompsons. Considered Duratracs, Nitto Trails, Toyo MTs, KM2.. The MTZs are right between the Duratracs and Nittos on the weight scale. They're one of the only siped tires, good for rain, ice.... have a hell of a sidewall, and are the most true to their 35" size. And i just dig the way they look. Highly recommend.

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so order now or wait until the track bar length is resolved...
What year JK, by chance? Keep me posted.
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I've got a 2013 JK.
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Cool, keep me posted if there is an issue, we will take care of you.
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Is there any way to test the track bar before doing the install to see if you need a newer one sent?

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