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Old 02-19-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
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Why is my rear axle sitting like this? How can I fix it?

It sits out towards the passenger side, I have read that this is a common problem when lifting. What can I do to remedy this? Any input would be great, I slightly remember reading about a bracket by Rough Country that seemed relatively cheap but can't find it. Links would be helpful too!
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:40 PM   #2
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It because you have it lifted. The track bar pulls it to one side the more you lift it. Your front one is probably off in the opposite direction. That's a good bit so I assume you have a 4" or bigger lift. It won't affect drivability of tire wear. For the rear you can get a trackbar relocation bracket for 20.0 or so. In the front, you need an adjustable track bar which will be about 160.00

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X2 on Neil's answer. The track bar is what positions the axle under the Jeep, left-to-right. It is what centers the axle under the Jeep and in the rear, it connects between the frame on the passenger side, to the axle on the driver's side. In the front, just the opposite.

Think of the letter Z for what is causing your sitution. The top of the Z being your Jeep, the angled part of the Z being the track bar, and the bottom line of the Z being the axle. When a suspension lift lifts the frame up, or the top of the Z, that causes the angled part of the Z to pull the axle over to one side. Increasing the length of the trackbar (angled part of the Z) will move the axle back over where it used to be. This is done by either making the track bar longer which is accomplished with an adjustable length track bar, or installing a track bar relocation bracket in the rear that moves the track bar over which is like making the track bar longer.

In the front, there are no good track bar relocation brackets so that issue is best handled by an adjustable length track bar.
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The front is fine (according to the naked eye anyways) and it is only lifted with a budget boost. I didn't think it would do it that bad with a budget boost but we live and we learn. Any links to a relocation bracket for the rear?
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A few seconds on Google Shopping produced this... rear track bar relocation bracket - Google Search.

Be careful to not pick out an angled track bar relocation bracket that is meant for an axle that has a SYE kit installed and CV driveshaft as some track bar relocation brackets are meant are. Pick out one for a stock axle and driveshaft. A "straight" track bar relocation bracket. This one would work for your 2" lift... http://store.4wheelingplus.com/prodd...artner=froogle
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My 04 Rubicon had this same characteristic when bought new, though the difference is not as large as yours. I lifted it last year, and the stagger is same as when I bought it. Sticks out about 3/4" more on rear passenger side than driver side. Doesn't seem to effect anything.

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