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Old 08-30-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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My axle seems to be further to the driver side

Is there any way I can fix this I have an 05 with a RC 4" lift and as the title says my axle seems to be further to the driver side is there anything I can too to fix this because every time I hit a bump or a section in the highway changes my jeep veers off in a different direction than straight ahead. I noticed that obviously my sway bar also sticks out a little more on the drivers side. Any advice would be awesome also hopefully y'all know an inexpensive but reliable (sturdy) way to fix this.

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Old 08-30-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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I keep hearing adjustable track bar. Mine does the same thing.

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Old 08-30-2012, 09:29 PM   #3
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Yep. When the Jeep was lifted, and the track bar stayed the same length, the only choice it had was to shift the axle over. Replace it with a quality adjustable track bar or a relocation bracket.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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I've just heard so many mixed reviews about track bars I no longer know what to get some hit the diff cover, some break, etc. don't quite know which is best
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:58 PM   #5
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I've just heard so many mixed reviews about track bars I no longer know what to get some hit the diff cover, some break, etc. don't quite know which is best
Then you should buy a relocation bracket and run the stock bar.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:00 PM   #6
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Then you should buy a relocation bracket and run the stock bar.
I was under the impression that the relocation bracket was only for the rear track bar I haven't seen one for the front?
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:05 PM   #7
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Get a good quality front track bar like the one Currie makes. I put mine on the Jeep a few weeks ago and everything is straight again. If the Jeep jumps around the road when you hit a bump you really need to get the front end straightened and then do an alignment. Mine did not have those problems, but when I checked it out the front of the tires were pointing inwards 1" more than the back of the tires.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:25 PM   #8
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I was under the impression that the relocation bracket was only for the rear track bar I haven't seen one for the front?
Are you talking about a rear CV track bar bracket or something else?

Everyone is saying adjustable track bar, but that does you no good once you have it. If you take a good look at your jeep, the track bar is attached to the frame on the drivers side and the axle at the passengers side.

No matter what kind of trackbar you have, as the axle goes up the axle goes toward the passengers side because the track bar is a fixed length. As the axle goes down (droops) the axle moves toward the drivers side. Imagine the bolts attaching both ends are like hinges and the entire axle can swing on them if it helps.

As the height between the axle and the frame becomes larger (taller lift) the axle moves toward the driver. The adjustable track bar gives you capability to lengthen the trackbar to move the axle back into its proper position, centered under the jeep.

As for the front relocation bracket, that is so you can either: a) get away with a stock track bar and b) have the track bar and drag link parallel

The rear track bar bracket is so that you can adjust the pinion angle of axle without the track bar binding -- the angle of the bracket shows this.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:31 PM   #9
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awesome thanks for the tips guys I guess I'll just be going with the Currie once i run into some money
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:34 PM   #10
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I've just heard so many mixed reviews about track bars I no longer know what to get some hit the diff cover, some break, etc. don't quite know which is best
get a quality track bar (Currie TJS/TJJ models), do your homework on bumpstop extensions, set them properly with a good full bump check, and be happy. that goes for both front and rear.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:41 PM   #11
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I will most likely also be getting my bump stops from Currie but how exactly do I check if I have enough/too much?
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I will most likely also be getting my bump stops from Currie but how exactly do I check if I have enough/too much?
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:00 PM   #13
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another thing, my passenger side bump stop seems to be touching the coil spring any ideas why or how to fix it?

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