Am I just very lucky? - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today



Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-28-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lagrange
Posts: 124
99georgiatj is on a distinguished road
Am I just very lucky?

Ok so I was looking under my jeep yesterday and noticed a bracket on the rear that nothing was bolted to so I investigated it more and came to the conclusion that I HAVE NO REAR TRACK BAR!!! I have been driving it for over a year now, so have I just been very lucky or is it not as important as the front?
99georgiatj is offline   Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 08:57 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
Imped's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Indy
Posts: 3,495
Imped is on a distinguished road
Well, it's fair to say that the front track bar is much, much more important....aside from laterally constraining and locating the axle, it also provides all of the leverage necessary to turn the tires. Without it, you wouldn't be able to turn the tires, period. With that said, the rear control arms aren't triangulated enough to keep the axle firmly in position so those control arm bushings and mounts have been doing double duty and probably aren't happy about it. I'm not shocked but I'm very surprised you never realized how poorly the jeep drove.

__________________
Daily Driver Rock Rig
IndyORV
Imped is offline   Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 09:05 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lagrange
Posts: 124
99georgiatj is on a distinguished road
I have noticed it didn't drive very good but this was my first jeep so I didn't know how it was supposed to drive when I got it and I just thought it was the lift getting worn out
99georgiatj is offline   Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 09:07 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
UnlimitedLJ04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 8,795
UnlimitedLJ04 is on a distinguished road
i'm surprised you haven't ruined the sidewalls on the rear tires.
UnlimitedLJ04 is online now   Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 09:12 AM   #5
ESP
Jeeper
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,100
ESP is on a distinguished road
Routine inspection and maintenance of your jeep should have caught this earlier. Glad you had no immediate problems but as others have said you need to address the parts that have been pulling double duty.
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK

You do not have a soul, you are a soul.
You have a body. - C.S. Lewis
ESP is offline   Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 09:15 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lagrange
Posts: 124
99georgiatj is on a distinguished road
Yea I'm looking at the zone 4" right now and now along with The jks rear track bar

99georgiatj is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC