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Old 02-02-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Rear track bar help?

Hello, I think my rear track bar is backwards. I need to reverse it. My question is do I need to lift the jeep on jacks to take off the 2 bolts. Or can I just go under, take out the bolts and flip the bar? Is the track bar under stress?

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Remove and flip. You may need help lining up the holes.

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:24 PM   #3
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Track bars center the axle left to right. It will not be under load. How did it get reversed? Or why do you believe it is?
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:32 PM   #4
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Thanks! I don't have jacks to lift it that's why I asked. I got a 2.5 lift installed by a shop, I looked at it today and the track bar is bent toward the front of the jeep. Basically the axle is bumping up against it when I go over a bump. I verified by looking at a copy of the installation sheet and it should bend out toward the back
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Yes it should to get around the differential. I would find a new shop also
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Yes it should to get around the differential. I would find a new shop also
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:56 PM   #7
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Tell me about it, I'm not a mechanic but even I noticed it shouldn't be like that. I know I do it's hard to find a good place on Long Island
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Tell me about it, I'm not a mechanic but even I noticed it shouldn't be like that. I know I do it's hard to find a good place on Long Island
I know alot of the Shops on the Island.

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You know any good decent places to re gear? It was a place in Hicksville
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You know any good decent places to re gear? It was a place in Hicksville
Was it Sammy's Auto Repair (The Jeep Store)?
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It's becoming not all that surprising unfortunately to see shops re-attach the rear TB incorrectly. It just makes me shake my head, it's basic elementary common sense here not to do this.
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LOL, what else could they have installed wrong. I'd either take it to another shop or find someone who is familiar with suspensions to look it over.

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