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Old 04-03-2011, 06:38 PM   #1
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Currie Adj Track Bar Install - NEED HELP ASAP!

In process of installing adj track bar. Bar adjusted all the way into sleeve and still off by 1-2 inches!!! Don't know what could've happened?
Anyway any solution ideas you got, i need quickly!!

FYI: install going onto 2005 tjx 4" coil spring lift, 2" spring spacers, just installed Currie Currectlyn no problem. thought this would be the easier of the two.

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Old 04-03-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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i am doing one soon so will see what is the secreet, thanks

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Old 04-03-2011, 07:49 PM   #3
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Take it off and bounce the front of the jeep a few times. Measure how far it is off (it should be pretty close to center). You should've able to easily adjust it to center. If not...are you using the original mount on the axle and the body?
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:52 PM   #4
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clarification: off by 1-2" on the LONG side. so although the end is adjusted as far as it will go into the bar, i'm still on the long side of things.

crap! thought i'd knock this out in couple of hours so parked jeep in middle of garage to do the work. wife's not too happy now that she won't be able to park her car in there!
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TexasT,

using original mounts axle and frame end. turned out the original owner had a bar relocation bracket, that drove me nuts for while, but finally figured that out and got that off, thought that would be the fix, but still on the long side.

thought i got things pretty well centered, but will double check.
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tried centering using the strap technique, but TexT, ur saying just lean on, bounce the front end? bodyweight I'm assuming? (stupid question? i just wanna get my rig on the road!)
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It appears, that i hadn't done a very good job of centering the vehicle. Thanks to TxT, and my 16 year old son, and a few bounces, we've got things lined up. That was so much easier than using the straps! Thanks again for all the feedback. Will let all know when fully bolted on etc.
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Glad you got it. Take that boy on some trails.
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Thanks T,

next one, steering wheel is a bit off now, so i'm looking for link/thread to how to adjust steering wheel. if any info, please advise.

Againg thanks for the words of wisdom.
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The short bar between the steering pitman arm and the tie rod is the drag link. The adj for the steering is really easy. Loosen the two bolts on the collar of the drag link (make sure you're on the drag link), those collar bolts usually are tough so you may need to soak it with PB blaster...when they are loose use a pipe wrench or something that can grip the collar. Make sure your ignition key is on so the wheel can turn. Turn the collar until the wheel is straight, tighten the bolts, drive it and adj again if needed. That's it...piece of cake. The long bar that goes between the steering knuckles is the tie rod and it has the same type collar but that adjustment is for toe in/out so leave it for another day.

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