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Old 10-01-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Adjustable Track Bar vs. Drop Pitman Arm + Track Bar Relocation Bracket

I've been doing some reading and I'm trying to get some feedback on the better option. It looks like the adjustable track bar should be purchased in either case if for nothing else at least to provide greater strength and more flexibility in centering the axle. However, is the drop pitman arm and track bar relocation bracket worth purchasing as well? The drop pitman arm (from what I've read) reduces my potential steering angle, and both the drop arm and the relocation bracket look like they reduce my ground clearance in front of my front axle.

What's the general consensus?

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Old 10-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #2
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Keep the stock Pitman arm, should be fine for most tj setups.

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Old 10-01-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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Keep the stock pitman arm and the stock tb location, but get a really good adjustable track bar like Savvy Currie or Metalcloak
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:47 PM   #4
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DO NOT get a drop pitman arm you will have problems .
I'm running JKS TB front and rear I have MC TB's waiting to go on (just need time) switching because I want everything that holds the axles under the jeep MC I'm real happy with there CA's very good parts IMO .

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Old 10-02-2013, 03:42 PM   #5
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Most aftermarket components are going to be better stronger replacements and most times better engenieered. I do recommend getting a replacement track bar.
The idea here is to keep the track bar and drag link bar as close to horizontal as possible, and to keep both bars as close to parallel as possible.
Keeping the track bar flat yields little to no left to right movement in the front end while hitting bumps. Keeping the drag link flat yields little to no bump steer. But they must match the same plane or you will have dribability and steering issues.
No lift to a small lift a drop pittman is not needed. Larger lifts are needed.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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  • Stock pitman arm
  • Metal cloak front track bar for the front
  • track bar relocation bracket for the rear

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lift issues , pitman arm , track bar

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