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Old 08-21-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Exclamation Little Red update

I have to thank you for all the suggestions, of what to do while the tranny was out. I also had questions on the rear suspension being horribly stiff. As it turns out the PO didn't put the rear extension bracket on the trac bar when he put the lift on. The mechanic took one look and told me what was wrong, he took off the trac bar and the shocks went to full extension for the first time since the lift was put on. Now the majority of you say get rid of the trac/trak bar whatever the spelling you know with a 2.5 Im not worrying about axle wrap. Anyway some say its better to keep the trac bar, for those who put theirs back on, "exactly" what went wrong when you took it off? I know the front trac bar will mask problems if there are any, but the rear has nothing to mask. I think??? As always all comments are gratefully taken.

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Old 08-21-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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No negatives here from removing the rear and the front track bars. I do maintain the sway bar with quick disconnects for off road.

It will help the ride and articulation of the suspension. If you need the extended mount for your lift let me know I will look around tonite it should be on the bench. I can send it to you.

I still have to take a vacation out that way and see what Conway looks like. I was in Nashua in the late 60's for two years.

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Old 08-21-2013, 11:53 PM   #3
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Found the bracket for the front track bar but the rear must have been attached when I scrapped a bunch of metal sorry. I am sure someone here has one or you can fab something up.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:12 AM   #4
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Thanks very much jokerchief, as usual your always there when a fellow jeeper needs help!!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:36 AM   #5
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when i put the 4" lift in my first 93 yj i removed both front an rear trac bar all i noticed was it flexed better then those with the trac bar. i also removed the front sway bar at the same time as long as you remember your driving a lifted jeep not a camaro youll be ok
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:16 PM   #6
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I know what you mean about not driving it like a Camaro. I bought a 1987 bronco2 brand new, after my wife hit a pole dead center at 40mph,(wasn't her fault) I put a 4" trailmaster suspension lift in it when they were putting it back together. I got lucky I only put it up on 2 wheels and didn't flip. I drove accordingly after that with no problems. Short wheelbase and lifted you better drive right!!! But I LOVE IT!!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:57 PM   #7
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Found the brackets tonight looking for something else in the garage. Attached are some pics of the brackets and a hole you have to drill in the Dana 30 to install the front one. Also here is a link to the install instructions you can download and print for your mechanic.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:02 PM   #8
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Thumbs up Lift Brackets

Sent pm before checking the forum, that should fit the bill nicely. I have lined up a run that will take us from 1 side of Mt. Washington to the other all on state owned access roads. Its about 150 miles round trip, more than 1/2 thru the pristine forest of the Mt. Washington Presidential range. I think "Little Red" is just about ready, minus a couple of parts! Hopefully by the time you make your way here I'll have some great wheeling areas for you!! Thanks Again jokerchief!!!

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