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skpuppy2 10-23-2009 01:56 PM

Track bar not level at driver's side mount
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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?


nicolas-eric 10-23-2009 02:03 PM

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With a lift kit this isnīt parallel. It looks the same on my Jeep.

skpuppy2 10-23-2009 02:04 PM

would an adjustable track bar fix this?

nicolas-eric 10-23-2009 02:07 PM

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No the mounting points are the same with an adj. TB. But you will re-center the axle with it. At the moment your front axle should stick out a bit at the drivers side.

skpuppy2 10-23-2009 02:17 PM

by sticking out, do you mean closer to the front, or more to the right (looking at the picture)?

nicolas-eric 10-23-2009 02:19 PM

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more to the right when you stand in front of your TJ.

skpuppy2 10-23-2009 02:20 PM

How do you know when it is centered?

nicolas-eric 10-23-2009 02:24 PM

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Take a look at the fender flare and the tire. If it looks the same on both sides itīs centered. With 3-4" lift my front axle sticked about 1" out at the drivers side.

skpuppy2 10-23-2009 02:25 PM

it looks pretty centered, but I will measure to be sure. THANKS

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