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11-18-2012 03:02 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by burton861
Jeepdon- No I used the stock track bar but replaced the bushings
What ever works man. I would like to learn how to weld. I can almost guarantee my welds would be horrocious at first
11-18-2012 02:57 PM
burton861 Jeepdon- No I used the stock track bar but replaced the bushings
11-16-2012 05:08 PM
JEEPDON
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Originally Posted by burton861 View Post
It is stick welded, and I dont care how it looks, its strong and its not gonna break
Good for you-- BTW-- some of these guys can be pretty hard on ya around here; especially if ya do something different than they do it.
Good luck with your new bracket. Did you replace the trackbar also?
11-16-2012 04:12 PM
burton861
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Originally Posted by sneck View Post
uh, who welded those? those welds look like shit, just look at that last picture, did they miss the first time? jesus, no wonder if keeps breaking off!

but good luck, hopefully it doesnt break again!
Just for the record, when it broke the second time it wasn't his weld that broke, it was the stock bracket again. So he trashed it and used the JKS bracket, with a skyjacker extension on top of it. His weld is the strongest part sneck
11-16-2012 01:38 PM
burton861 It is stick welded, and I dont care how it looks, its strong and its not gonna break
11-16-2012 08:01 AM
Thedirtman well I don't know if you have fixed it yet but I would get synergy rear track bar with the raised/adjustable mounting holes. It is a very sturdy unit and will allow you to put your axle closer to center using the stock track bar and it will help to raise your roll center as well.
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11-16-2012 05:27 AM
kjeeper10 Lol... You guys are rough
11-16-2012 04:47 AM
JEEPDON Could be "stick" welded; won't look as pretty; but strong as hell= my kind of welding
11-16-2012 01:16 AM
Farnham21 Is your welder buddy drunk?
11-15-2012 10:53 PM
pluke the 2 Lmfao. Have to agree with sneck. Those welds look like shit.
11-15-2012 10:09 PM
sneck uh, who welded those? those welds look like shit, just look at that last picture, did they miss the first time? jesus, no wonder if keeps breaking off!

but good luck, hopefully it doesnt break again!
11-15-2012 10:03 PM
kjeeper10 Niccccce
11-15-2012 09:42 PM
SilverSport Woop Woop!
11-15-2012 04:44 PM
burton861 So I got it fixed! Here is what was done, its extremely heavy duty- if this thing breaks, its taking the axle with it!
11-12-2012 04:34 PM
JEEPDON
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Originally Posted by SilverSport View Post
Using a beefy HD bracket with deep penetrating welds.
Yup. Ya got the idea now!!!
11-12-2012 06:42 AM
kramer2k
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Originally Posted by SilverSport View Post
Using a beefy HD bracket with deep penetrating welds.


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Originally Posted by repauli1 View Post
Do you need to drain gear oil when wielding on the axle housing?
No, you don't need to drain it. I've had a HD rear track bar mount welded on to my rear axle. It actually turns out to only be about 6 total inches of weld when it's said and done. A pretty small amount of welding.
11-12-2012 05:12 AM
repauli1
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Originally Posted by JEEPDON
Yes, get the relocation bracket to replace the broken one. And myself, I would just go ahead and get the new trackbar also
Do you need to drain gear oil when wielding on the axle housing?
11-11-2012 07:00 PM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Balls deep ... That works
Using a beefy HD bracket with deep penetrating welds.
11-11-2012 06:55 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by SilverSport

I agree with you there. Since he needs to put a new bracket on he needs to go "balls deep". LOL
Balls deep ... That works
11-11-2012 06:52 PM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by JEEPDON View Post
You are probly 100% correct, but he still needs new HD bracket welded on. And he probly should install new HD trackbar to keep things sanitary.
I agree with you there. Since he needs to put a new bracket on he needs to go "balls deep". LOL
11-11-2012 06:49 PM
JEEPDON
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Originally Posted by SilverSport View Post
IMO the 2" lift didn't cause the OPs trackbar bracket to fail. The axle mount on the JKs is known to be weak. Aftermarket lift kits sometimes feature a trackbar bracket to correct the roll center. The added benefit is it reinforces the axe mount.

Based on the pics of the broken mount and the trackbar bushing, there is more to the story than what the OP is telling us. LOL
You are probly 100% correct, but he still needs new HD bracket welded on. And he probly should install new HD trackbar to keep things sanitary.
11-11-2012 06:49 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by silversport
imo the 2" lift didn't cause the ops trackbar bracket to fail. The axle mount on the jks is known to be weak. Aftermarket lift kits sometimes feature a trackbar bracket to correct the roll center. The added benefit is it reinforces the axe mount.

Based on the pics of the broken mount and the trackbar bushing, there is more to the story than what the op is telling us. Lol
x2

TF's track bad relocation and brace. It's main purpose is geometry but the added axle tube U-clamp and lca bolt mount adds some strength.
My guess it was f***** to begin with and not corrected a failed again.
Grind away the old crap like mentioned and have a HD mount welded on.
A adjustable track bar will center the axle but had nothing to do with what happened.
11-11-2012 06:40 PM
SilverSport IMO the 2" lift didn't cause the OPs trackbar bracket to fail. The axle mount on the JKs is known to be weak. Aftermarket lift kits sometimes feature a trackbar bracket to correct the roll center. The added benefit is it reinforces the axe mount.

Based on the pics of the broken mount and the trackbar bushing, there is more to the story than what the OP is telling us. LOL
11-11-2012 06:33 PM
JEEPDON
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Originally Posted by burton861 View Post
tomorrow Im getting the JKS rear track bar replacement. should I also get the track bar relocation bracket? will that keep me from having to get a new track bar?
Yes, get the relocation bracket to replace the broken one. And myself, I would just go ahead and get the new trackbar also
11-11-2012 06:32 PM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by repauli1 View Post
BADASS, looks like it could take a beating!
Ya, good stuff.
It's American made too: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/art...ew-183282.html
11-11-2012 06:30 PM
JEEPDON OP. Yup, you will need to grind off ALL of the old shit, buff off all the paint and then weld on the new bracket. The JKS one in the link on your first post looks to be a good one, RK makes a good one, and I am sure there are several others that will be much better than the stock one. Make sure you are up to the task, or get some one that is a competent welder to do the job. I wouldn't want to trust my life to something this important if I wasn't capable of making it trustworthy.
11-11-2012 06:16 PM
repauli1
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Originally Posted by Beastmaster
I bought my '07 JKU last year and had the same problem 4 mos after I bought it: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/wor...le-135460.html
The PO had put a suspension lift kit on it and didn't upgrade anything else. Come to find out he didn't change out the sway bar links and that caused them to invert and put a stress on my whole steering linkage that I believe was the cause: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/why...ng-171789.html
I bought adjustable links to bring the sway bar level and also replace the track bar for an adjustable one. I think this would be your fix.
I have since installed Artec armor with it's beefed up track bar bracke. Not saying that is what you should do but I just wanted to give another option.
BADASS, looks like it could take a beating!
11-11-2012 06:09 PM
Beastmaster I'm not 100% sure about that, hopefully someone with more trackbar experiance will chime in.

My experiance has been with the swaybar links. I'd also look under and check out your swaybar. If it is level like the first picture below, then that's not your problem. If your sway bar hangs down more that about 3-degrees, like in the 2nd pic, you skould either move your rear swaybar links forward from your rear axle, or try to pickup some new, longer links.
11-11-2012 05:31 PM
burton861 tomorrow Im getting the JKS rear track bar replacement. should I also get the track bar relocation bracket? will that keep me from having to get a new track bar?
11-11-2012 04:24 PM
Beastmaster I bought my '07 JKU last year and had the same problem 4 mos after I bought it: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/wor...le-135460.html
The PO had put a suspension lift kit on it and didn't upgrade anything else. Come to find out he didn't change out the sway bar links and that caused them to invert and put a stress on my whole steering linkage that I believe was the cause: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/why...ng-171789.html
I bought adjustable links to bring the sway bar level and also replace the track bar for an adjustable one. I think this would be your fix.
I have since installed Artec armor with it's beefed up track bar bracke. Not saying that is what you should do but I just wanted to give another option.
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