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Old 10-01-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Rear trackbar alignment issue

I was doing a DIY alignment this weekend to follow up on the lift kit I did last weekend. It's a 2.5 inch TF coil lift with the TF track bar bracket in back. I used a RK adjustable track bar up front. When I was lining everything up I noticed the back was sticking out on the drivers side. At first I thought to myself, dang it I mounted the track bar into the wrong hole on the bracket. Normally it wouldn't be a big deal but I got tendonitis in my elbow(from doing the lift, had to do it without my torque wrench) and the thought of tightening up a track bar made me cringe.

After closer examination I had the track bar on the lowest setting on the bracket and the axle was sticking out too far on the driver's side. I'm not sure what to do here to get the rear axle centered. I thought about an adjustable track bar in back but... to get it lined up the rear trackbar would actually have to have a setting that was a little shorter than the stock rear jk track bar. Do I need to just take the TF track bar bracket off and get an adjustable? Or do they make adjustable TBs that have a setting slightly smaller than stock?
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:20 PM   #2
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Are there holes in the bracket below the one you ave the trac bar in? The bar will need to go lower in the mount to shift the tub to the driver's side.

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Old 10-01-2013, 01:22 PM   #3
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No, it's on the lowest hole. One odd thing I noticed is in most of the pictures you see of the bracket online it has 3 holes, mine actually just has 2.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:21 AM   #4
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So I took it in for an alignment and the guy confirmed what I thought. If I want to use the TF track bar bracket I need to get an adjustable track bar that can go an inch shorter than stock or take off the bracket.

TF told me the bracket is mainly for better driving and a beefier place to mount of the track bar. I'm going to call around and find out who's got a TB that's slightly shorter than stock as I like the bracket.

If anyone else has ran into this let us know what you did, if anything to resolve it. I think for now I'm going to drive it the way it is.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:18 PM   #5
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I have the exact same lift and the rear axle track bar bracket and the same issue with the wheels sticking out on one side more than the other.

This is not caused by the rear TB bracket because I noticed the issue when I initially installed the small rear passenger side relo bracket and it remained the same even after switching to the rear driver side axle relo bracket.

I've been driving it that way.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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Yes you would need a adjustable. The brackets main purpose is roll center and drivability. The problem some have including myself is, you don't get a lot of lift in the rear with their coils. I was only up a 1"-1.5" Then you use the 1st mounting hole which is 3" (I believe) and the axle over corrects itself.

-adjustable track bar
-spacers to boost the rear up (I added 1")
-remove the bracket and run stock. You axle should only be off a small amount.

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