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Tomb Raider 07-19-2013 09:00 AM

Stock track bar bushing
 
Does anybody know if the track bar bushing requires a press to be replaced, or can it be done with some home tools?

MFsoftball22 07-19-2013 09:23 AM

Anything can be done, but how much of a PITA are you looking for. You would be asking for a crap load of work and a big headache. Keep any kids away cause there will be lots of cursing and tools getting thrown.

A press is def the best way to go and even then can still be a headache. I wouldnt recommend trying it any other way. IMO

tbensor 07-19-2013 01:20 PM

even with a press it was a pita.

Gary2 07-19-2013 02:45 PM

/\ /\ i agree

UnlimitedLJ04 07-19-2013 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Tomb Raider (Post 3979833)
Does anybody know if the track bar bushing requires a press to be replaced, or can it be done with some home tools?

if you have the stock height and are using a stock track bar, just buy a whole new replacement stock track bar....they aren't expensive...

tbensor 07-19-2013 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 (Post 3981035)
if you have the stock height and are using a stock track bar, just buy a whole new replacement stock track bar....they aren't expensive...

Really? A new bushing is 20 bucks what does a track bar cost?

UnlimitedLJ04 07-19-2013 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by tbensor (Post 3982353)
Really? A new bushing is 20 bucks what does a track bar cost?

~$60-80 for a quality brand. You can get a cheapo for $25 if you're really thrifty.

www.rockauto.com

Tomb Raider 07-20-2013 05:36 AM

Thanks to all! I have a 2" BB that netted about 1.5", so not stock ride height. DW came back to the EXTREME! Scared the hell out if me! Checked front system and found TB bushing moving. Just wasn't sure if adj TB Was needed for such a small lift. Looking at JKS 1"-3.5" model for future 3" lift. Was hoping for easy temp fix for now...doesn't sound like good option!

tbensor 07-20-2013 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Tomb Raider (Post 3983273)
Thanks to all! I have a 2" BB that netted about 1.5", so not stock ride height. DW came back to the EXTREME! Scared the hell out if me! Checked front system and found TB bushing moving. Just wasn't sure if adj TB Was needed for such a small lift. Looking at JKS 1"-3.5" model for future 3" lift. Was hoping for easy temp fix for now...doesn't sound like good option!

I would go with an adjustable TB

UnlimitedLJ04 07-20-2013 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Tomb Raider (Post 3983273)
Thanks to all! I have a 2" BB that netted about 1.5", so not stock ride height. DW came back to the EXTREME! Scared the hell out if me! Checked front system and found TB bushing moving. Just wasn't sure if adj TB Was needed for such a small lift. Looking at JKS 1"-3.5" model for future 3" lift. Was hoping for easy temp fix for now...doesn't sound like good option!

stick with the stock track bar. most aftermarket adjustable's have major clearance issues with the diff. with only a 2" BB, it's not a can of worms you want to open.

did you get an alignment after the lift was installed?

jeepndon 07-20-2013 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Tomb Raider (Post 3979833)
Does anybody know if the track bar bushing requires a press to be replaced, or can it be done with some home tools?

hell craigslist theres always people trying to sell there stock shit.

269jeep 07-20-2013 11:22 AM

With any suspension lift I would go with an adjustable track bars. At least adjustable in the front and a relocation bracket for the rear.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tomb Raider (Post 3983273)
Thanks to all! I have a 2" BB that netted about 1.5", so not stock ride height. DW came back to the EXTREME! Scared the hell out if me! Checked front system and found TB bushing moving. Just wasn't sure if adj TB Was needed for such a small lift. Looking at JKS 1"-3.5" model for future 3" lift. Was hoping for easy temp fix for now...doesn't sound like good option!


freeskier 07-20-2013 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by 269jeep (Post 3983897)
With any suspension lift I would go with an adjustable track bars. At least adjustable in the front and a relocation bracket for the rear.

You don't need adjustable track bars for 2" of lift and under. They cause more problems then they solve...

269jeep 07-20-2013 01:38 PM

I like my axles centered. I put a JKS adjustable on the front and a relocation bracket on the rear when I added 2" BDS coils all the way around. No problems with either.

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Originally Posted by freeskier (Post 3984093)
You don't need adjustable track bars for 2" of lift and under. They cause more problems then they solve...


UnlimitedLJ04 07-20-2013 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by 269jeep (Post 3984188)
No problems with either.

so did you push the axles to full bump with the springs & jounce removed, to look for problems? If not, you can't say you don't have problems....

freeskier 07-20-2013 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by 269jeep (Post 3984188)
I like my axles centered. I put a JKS adjustable on the front and a relocation bracket on the rear when I added 2" BDS coils all the way around. No problems with either.

You can't even tell the axle isn't centered with that low of lift.

Haven't seen an aftermarket track bar that will clear and adjust to the proper length for low lift. My front Metalcloak track bar clears just fine, but is meant for a taller lift and doesn't adjust short enough.

Like unlimited said, unless you've put the axle at full bump you can't say you don't have problems. Or your not telling us something like that you have 3" of bump stops.

kheiland 07-20-2013 02:15 PM

I have a pro comp adj track bar if you are int off 06 tj 4inch lift


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