||10-23-2009 02:56 PM
Track bar not level at driver's side mount
I am going to go out on a limb and guess that this (in picture) is supposed to be parallel to the mount. I am guessing the "genius" that installed the lift kit for the prior owner didn't have much of a clue.
They repositioned the stock track bar, and used a dropped pitman arm. Caused horrible bump steer. Previous owner lived with it for years.
Now I am trying to fix it. Removed the DPA and it is already better, however, it feels like the entire Jeep slides through turns. I think the wheels are staying solid but it feels like I am all over the place. I was told that it was either a loose track bar or worn track bar bushings. From the picture, I assume this is what is causing the "drift" feel.
I ordered an adjustable track bar. Should be here sometime next week. Is there something else I can do to help the sliding feeling go away? Does the rear need to be replaced as well?