|11-18-2012 03:02 PM|
|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|
Good luck with your new bracket. Did you replace the trackbar also?
|11-16-2012 04:12 PM|
|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|
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|
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|
|11-15-2012 09:42 PM|
|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|
|11-12-2012 06:42 AM|
|11-12-2012 05:12 AM|
|11-11-2012 07:00 PM|
|11-11-2012 06:55 PM|
|11-11-2012 06:52 PM|
|11-11-2012 06:49 PM|
|11-11-2012 06:49 PM|
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|
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|
|11-11-2012 06:32 PM|
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|
|11-11-2012 06:09 PM|
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|
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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