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Old 08-10-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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Question Front axle seems to be shifted -- plz read and help!

Hi everyone. So when I first got my Jeep, it had a 2" BB on it with stock shocks and no t-case drop. The front axle seemed to be shifted toward the drivers side, because the drivers front tire stuck out beyond the flare a little more than the passenger one. I did some research and came to the conclusion that the track bar was the problem and it wasn't relocated. The Jeep drove fine and everything, it was just a little annoying to look at. So about a month or two ago, I got a 3" BDS lift and put 3/4" spacers up front to level it out. The track bar mounting hole was re-drilled over a little bit (don't remember how much). As far as I know, this was to correct the track bar and re-center the front axle. The Jeep drives fine of course and the only problem is, again, it just doesn't look the best with one tire sticking out farther than the other. That is the only problem. I've taken some pics of it to see if y'all can give me some opinions of what the problem is and how to fix it. *Note*: The Jeep isn't sitting on 100% level ground in the pics. The passenger front tire is sitting on a small hump, higher than the driver one. Will I need an adjustable front track bar to correct it? It seems like the new drilled hole should have fixed it. Also, at full wheel lock the passenger side tire will rub the LCA, but the drivers side will not. Please respond and give me your opinion on what my problem may be. Thank you!

Drivers side front view

Passenger side front view

Driver side top view

Passenger side top view

Re-drilled track bar hole

Track bar and suspension pic

Front view

Front close-up

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Old 08-10-2011, 03:27 PM   #2
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Yes get an adjustable track bar and do it right. Drilling a hole can move it to the correct position but drilling that close to the existing hole can't be good.

Remember to adjust your bumpstops if the new track bar gets too close to the differential.

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Old 08-10-2011, 04:02 PM   #3
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Yes get an adjustable track bar and do it right. Drilling a hole can move it to the correct position but drilling that close to the existing hole can't be good.

Remember to adjust your bumpstops if the new track bar gets too close to the differential.
Ok thanks! I'll put an adjustable track bar on the list lol. How exactly would you adjust bumpstops? I know the bumpstop extensions that came with the kit are on it right now.
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Make sure the track bar does not come too close to the differential when the axle touches the bumpstops. It is best to remove your front springs and touch the bumpstops to see exactly where the track bar sits. If it is too close, you will need longer bumpstop extensions.
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