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Old 01-24-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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hey guys! Can someone please explain to me what i need to do about my track bars, i am making my own kit but I have heard i need rear brackets and i have heard i also need an adjustable track bar. Which one do i need?? I would like to save as much as possible obviously as my other lift components are priceyyy. Thanks guys!

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To do it Right, adjustable track bars are the way to go
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how much lift? what is your set-up? Do you offroad or is this for looks?
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how much lift? what is your set-up? Do you offroad or is this for looks?
is is most definitely not for looks, im a "designing" my own kit and just want to know what to do with the front and rear track bars because im am not familiar with what is done with them.

3-4 inches of lift, still haven't decided. stock as of now, but parts are already ordered
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If you are "designing" I would definitely go with adjustable track bar...are you actually welding and fabbing your own brackets? Am I understanding this right?
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If you are "designing" I would definitely go with adjustable track bar...are you actually welding and fabbing your own brackets? Am I understanding this right?
haha no sorry my bad,thats why i put it in quotes, by that I meant piecing it together
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haha no sorry my bad,thats why i put it in quotes, by that I meant piecing it together

OOk. Yes, go with adjustable, especially going piece by piece. Get you the adjustable mount and adjustable track bars. That way when you have 4 or 5 different components together, you will be able to hook it up no problem. Can I ask why your arent just buying a "kit"?
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OOk. Yes, go with adjustable, especially going piece by piece. Get you the adjustable mount and adjustable track bars. That way when you have 4 or 5 different components together, you will be able to hook it up no problem. Can I ask why your arent just buying a "kit"?
there is adjustable mounts? yeah no problem, i didnt want to buy a kit because i knew i wanted ome shocks, and i wanted to go with the bds kit but couldnt get it without shocks, then i looked at RK but i came with unnecessary components then i looked at RE too. The kit i was piecing together was bds coils,ome shocks, rear trackbar bracket, adjustable front trackbar and bumstop extensions. ALL of that was cheaper than going with other kits plus ome shocks
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Do some careful research when buying your adjustable track bars... Rears will come in different configurations, dependent upon your pinion angle, SYE kit etc. You may not require relocation brackets depending on your axle configuration.
Most folks here recommend Currie components, but I have had really good luck with the ones I got from JKS. Get the bumpstops set correctly and you won't have clearance issues.
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Do some careful research when buying your adjustable track bars... Rears will come in different configurations, dependent upon your pinion angle, SYE kit etc. You may not require relocation brackets depending on your axle configuration.
Most folks here recommend Currie components, but I have had really good luck with the ones I got from JKS. Get the bumpstops set correctly and you won't have clearance issues.
thank you thats another question i have, i KNOW it is good to get an sye but i got a great deal on a bl/mll so am gonna try that. Do i need to relocate my trackbar? I have a D30/D35
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hey guys! Can someone please explain to me what i need to do about my track bars, i am making my own kit but I have heard i need rear brackets and i have heard i also need an adjustable track bar. Which one do i need?? I would like to save as much as possible obviously as my other lift components are priceyyy. Thanks guys!
as i told you in PM....

you need a rear relocation bracket either way you go. if you want to fine tune the centering of the axle, then get an adjustable rear track bar in addition.

Why?
well just using an adjustable rear track bar in the stock bracket causes a major binding issue:


but, when you add an adjustable rear track bar with the bracket, you can end up with major interferences issues as the track bar hits the frame.


So what's the solution?
Well, Currie has designed a new track bar to fix the frame interference issue, when used with their bracket. Alternatively, you can fabricate your own bracket or buy a DIY weld-on bracket, with an open top, that pushes the adjustable track bar forward on the axle. If you're using a CV rear driveshaft, then get a CV style angled bracket.

In the front, the bottom line is you need 2" front bumpstop extensions to avoid major track bar clearance issues, and thats for the track bars with the best clearance, with the stock diff cover. Anything else is most likely worse. That means a Currie TJS or TJJ track bar, or a JKS "new style". The "new style" JKS hits the tie-rod without 2" bumpstop extensions, and both the "old style" JKS and Currie TJS/TJJ hit the diff cover without 2" front bumpstop extension.

Read this: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj...it-fit-738948/

In front, you can modify the stock track bar mount to get the axle centered with a lift. Weld on a 1/8" plate as a reinforcement to the axle side, and drill a new hole to recenter the axle.



Not checking your axles at full bump & doing your homework is how you get problems like this:





Basically, in front if you're using less than 2" bumpstop extension, then stick with the stock track bar. If you're using 2" or more, get a Currie TJS or TJJ model. In the rear, you need a relocation bracket, and can get an adjustable track bar if you want - Currie has the best clearance here as well. Either way you need to check thoroughly for clearance issues at full bump & full flex, with the springs removed.
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unlimited, i full understood your pm. i was simply asking on here about the front AND rear because we only discussed the rear. I still dont understand what everyone else does for this. I simply dont need/can afford a over $300 track bar plus one for the front. Tons of people have done lifts like this, do they all have problems with it hitting?
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You may already know about the issue with the track bar slamming the fuel tank if its not done right, the bracket that came with the Lift i have didnt have enough forward bend to it to keep it off the fuel tank when you started forward from a stop..The heim joints were wore out and it really slammed into it, after new heims- you can barely feel it tap the tank, but still an issue. Thats why I asked about lift and such..
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unlimited, i full understood your pm. i was simply asking on here about the front AND rear because we only discussed the rear. I still dont understand what everyone else does for this. I simply dont need/can afford a over $300 track bar plus one for the front. Tons of people have done lifts like this, do they all have problems with it hitting?
Unfortunatley modifying anything on a vehicle is pricy, if done correctly...but if its done right, you can breathe easy driving down the road at 65 not fearing the axle is going to go one way while the Jeep goes the other
Simply save up, do it right, and enjoy!

Is that a Choco Lab in your picture? My little girl is 9 months...GREAT dogs
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Unfortunatley modifying anything on a vehicle is pricy, if done correctly...but if its done right, you can breathe easy driving down the road at 65 not fearing the axle is going to go one way while the Jeep goes the other
Simply save up, do it right, and enjoy!

Is that a Choco Lab in your picture? My little girl is 9 months...GREAT dogs
yes it is! He is 6 months old now, great dog, likes to run away from me at the worst times after anything walking by...
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unlimited, i full understood your pm. i was simply asking on here about the front AND rear because we only discussed the rear. I still dont understand what everyone else does for this. I simply dont need/can afford a over $300 track bar plus one for the front. Tons of people have done lifts like this, do they all have problems with it hitting?
building a Jeep correctly ain't cheap. you gotta pay to play. lack of money isn't an excuse for having crap that doesn't work. that said, there are low cost alternatives and I gave you those options, did you not read those in the post? be patient, save your money and do it right the first time.
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building a Jeep correctly ain't cheap. you gotta pay to play. lack of money isn't an excuse for having crap that doesn't work. that said, there are low cost alternatives and I gave you those options, did you not read those in the post? be patient, save your money and do it right the first time.
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i don't have any kids.....that i know of....
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i don't have any kids.....that i know of....
hahaha sorry dad! i will listen to you the first time!!i will follow your pm orders to order!
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building a Jeep correctly ain't cheap. you gotta pay to play. lack of money isn't an excuse for having crap that doesn't work. that said, there are low cost alternatives and I gave you those options, did you not read those in the post? be patient, save your money and do it right the first time.
This. You said earlier that this isn't for looks and you will be using your Jeep. If that is actually true, you will want to listen to Unlimited's advice.

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