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03-13-2014 10:33 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by TK-421 View Post
Hey darkfire, or anyone who can help, I got death wobble again today after I though I got it all fixed up. I get under my jeep and disconnect everything to find that my sector shaft has quite a bit of play in it. I can move the pitman arm and sector shaft left to right a tad bit but it moves quite a lot up and down. Is this a problem I can sort out or is it kind of just my gear box is done? I need this rig drive able on freeway by tomorrow
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03-13-2014 02:04 PM
TK-421 Actually, it moves more side to side than up and down
03-13-2014 01:20 PM
TK-421 Hey darkfire, or anyone who can help, I got death wobble again today after I though I got it all fixed up. I get under my jeep and disconnect everything to find that my sector shaft has quite a bit of play in it. I can move the pitman arm and sector shaft left to right a tad bit but it moves quite a lot up and down. Is this a problem I can sort out or is it kind of just my gear box is done? I need this rig drive able on freeway by tomorrow
01-28-2014 08:40 AM
TK-421
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
should not be an issue at all
awesome, thanks a bunch Darkfire!
01-27-2014 08:08 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by TK-421 View Post
Hey everyone,
I got a quick question. I'm planning on going back to a stock pitman arm because I eliminated my trackbar bracket with a metalcloak adjustable trackbar. This is on a 3.5" lift. Will I be able to use the stock draglink still? Or is the height difference too much? Any input is greatly appreciated.
should not be an issue at all
01-27-2014 06:02 PM
TK-421 Hey everyone,
I got a quick question. I'm planning on going back to a stock pitman arm because I eliminated my trackbar bracket with a metalcloak adjustable trackbar. This is on a 3.5" lift. Will I be able to use the stock draglink still? Or is the height difference too much? Any input is greatly appreciated.
11-29-2013 09:43 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by TK-421 View Post
Also, I had messed with the length of the trackbar before you told me it would be already set for the lift. So that's why I didn't notice how off set it really was until it was installed, I had to measure and try to get it close but when the axle moved it was too late to measure again.
The track bar should be around 33" center hole to center hole. You could pull it and readjust it to that point and see how it looks. If your still having issues you can bring it over Tuesday and I will set for you.
11-29-2013 07:32 PM
TK-421 Also, I had messed with the length of the trackbar before you told me it would be already set for the lift. So that's why I didn't notice how off set it really was until it was installed, I had to measure and try to get it close but when the axle moved it was too late to measure again.
11-29-2013 07:30 PM
TK-421 Hey darkfire, I just got finished installing the trackbar, but halfway through one of the jack stands I had the axle resting on dropped down a peg because it wasn't fully set on the one it was at. This set off the alignment of the axle and it's noticeable offset. Should I take the trackbar off and give it a shot at realigning? Or should I just go get it aligned? I'm just more worried of how much they will charge me if they have to set it that much.
Thanks in advance,
-Dustin
11-26-2013 08:50 AM
TK-421
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
The track bar should be set for a 3.5" MC lift. But as with any suspension change, have it realigned (short answer) Long answer install it, measure both sides and check the centering (on the ground) then readjust as necessary, then get the alignment checked
Yeah I knew I would need an alignment afterwards. Cool, thanks for your advice!
11-25-2013 09:20 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by TK-421 View Post
Also I'm going from a trackbar relocation bracket to adjustable metal cloak. This jeep has a 3.5 lift on it, what's the standard length for the trackbar? I couldn't find any instructions on the website. Maybe I wasn't in the right place though.
The track bar should be set for a 3.5" MC lift. But as with any suspension change, have it realigned (short answer)

Long answer install it, measure both sides and check the centering (on the ground) then readjust as necessary, then get the alignment checked
11-25-2013 08:21 PM
abqtj Personally, I'd put the jeep back on the ground and have someone bounce the bumper while you try and remove the bolts.
11-25-2013 08:17 PM
TK-421 Also I'm going from a trackbar relocation bracket to adjustable metal cloak. This jeep has a 3.5 lift on it, what's the standard length for the trackbar? I couldn't find any instructions on the website. Maybe I wasn't in the right place though.
11-25-2013 08:15 PM
TK-421
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
It holds the axle center, so you will have pressure on it always. You can try raising or lowering the axle to find the sweet spot. Or put a air wrachet/ impact gun on it and just back out the bolt.
Okay that was something that crossed my mind. I tried lowering and raising the axle but could find that right spot. Ratcheting it out won't mess with the thread at all?
11-25-2013 08:02 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by TK-421 View Post
Hey everyone,
I've got a question. I'm trying to remove the trackbar in my dad's wrangler, and what I'm running into is the bolts aren't coming out. It seems that there is some pressure on it even though I have it lifted off the ground. Any suggestions on what to do? I feel like I shouldn't have to bang them out with a hammer or anything. Thanks in advance.
-Dustin
It holds the axle center, so you will have pressure on it always. You can try raising or lowering the axle to find the sweet spot. Or put a air wrachet/ impact gun on it and just back out the bolt.
11-25-2013 07:33 PM
TK-421 Hey everyone,
I've got a question. I'm trying to remove the trackbar in my dad's wrangler, and what I'm running into is the bolts aren't coming out. It seems that there is some pressure on it even though I have it lifted off the ground. Any suggestions on what to do? I feel like I shouldn't have to bang them out with a hammer or anything. Thanks in advance.
-Dustin
07-26-2013 04:25 PM
TK-421
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Originally Posted by Commandocon View Post
tough to repair torn up ca mounts, i ripped mine off my old Tj, but they make good quality thicker mounts call Daniel at SLO 503-3205 off of Eubank, he is only $55 an hour for weld labor. He welded up my C-gussets and front bumper, good work.
Okay I'll give him a call, thank you!
07-26-2013 03:39 PM
Commandocon tough to repair torn up ca mounts, i ripped mine off my old Tj, but they make good quality thicker mounts call Daniel at SLO 503-3205 off of Eubank, he is only $55 an hour for weld labor. He welded up my C-gussets and front bumper, good work.
07-26-2013 02:48 PM
TK-421 Hey everyone, I'm in need of help once more.

I took a bit of a tumble in my baby and I got the lower passenger control arm ripped off the axel. I also messed up the axel connection for my upper control arm on the same side. Do you guys know any good welders around town that you would recommend to repair such a mess? I would really appreciate as I am very sick that I let this even happen.
Thanks in advance once again,
Dustin
07-16-2013 06:10 PM
Commandocon
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Originally Posted by TK-421 View Post
Any suggestions for an upgraded draglink? Or Gould I just replace the sleeve on it because the axle end is shot. And also for ball joints? Any specific ones I should get?

Synergy drag link flip kit is what i run, no problems on 37s, corrects geometry as well, Synergy ball joints as well, ive heard napa sells a heavy duty ball joint for a good price, never used any napa ones myself.
07-16-2013 04:30 PM
TK-421
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Originally Posted by TK-421 View Post

Any suggestions for an upgraded draglink? Or Gould I just replace the sleeve on it because the axle end is shot. And also for ball joints? Any specific ones I should get?
Should** not Gould lol
07-16-2013 04:29 PM
TK-421
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Originally Posted by BigJK View Post

I disagree. I've had very good service from 4wp here in ABQ for 10 years. Kelly, Sal and the gang do a fine job.
I've never had them install anything but they are nice people and last time I was in there I had no problems and was in and out.
07-16-2013 04:28 PM
TK-421
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Originally Posted by Jt_Ripper View Post

dont let 4 wheel parts install ANYTHING!
I plan to do most of the installing for all parts for my jeep
07-16-2013 04:27 PM
TK-421
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
Go with Metal Cloak arms and track bar. they are fully upgradeable later if you decide to add uppers or anything else.
Jeep Bumpers, Jeep Tube Fenders, Jeep Suspensions, Jeep Rockers, Jeep Corner Guards and Jeep Accessories for CJ/YJ/TJ/LJ/JK
Any suggestions for an upgraded draglink? Or Gould I just replace the sleeve on it because the axle end is shot. And also for ball joints? Any specific ones I should get?
07-15-2013 08:17 AM
BigJK
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Originally Posted by Jt_Ripper View Post
dont let 4 wheel parts install ANYTHING!
I disagree. I've had very good service from 4wp here in ABQ for 10 years. Kelly, Sal and the gang do a fine job.
07-14-2013 11:03 PM
Jt_Ripper
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Originally Posted by TK-421 View Post
Okay awesome. I think that's what I'll go with. How about for adjustable lower front control arms? I was on 4wheelparts.com and I think it said the jks and others only fit up to 2006?

dont let 4 wheel parts install ANYTHING!
07-14-2013 06:00 PM
Darkfire Go with Metal Cloak arms and track bar. they are fully upgradeable later if you decide to add uppers or anything else.
Jeep Bumpers, Jeep Tube Fenders, Jeep Suspensions, Jeep Rockers, Jeep Corner Guards and Jeep Accessories for CJ/YJ/TJ/LJ/JK
07-14-2013 05:24 PM
TK-421
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Originally Posted by Jt_Ripper View Post

I went with it. Pretty happy with it
Okay awesome. I think that's what I'll go with. How about for adjustable lower front control arms? I was on 4wheelparts.com and I think it said the jks and others only fit up to 2006?
07-14-2013 05:10 PM
Jt_Ripper
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Originally Posted by TK-421 View Post
By the way I was looking at the jks adjustable track bar
I went with it. Pretty happy with it
07-14-2013 05:09 PM
TK-421 By the way I was looking at the jks adjustable track bar
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