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bluethunder 06-26-2010 11:26 AM

Front axle still centered after 2.5 lift?
 
Hi everyone new member with a few questions :) I purchased a 2004 TJ 5SPD 4.0 60k about a month ago and after some healthy forum reading here is where I'm at.

Rough Country 2.5" coil lift
RC 2.2 front stabilizer shock
Rear track bar bracket for 2.5 lifts ( axle is within 1/4" of being centered )
Alignment at shop
15x8 Explorer Pro comp Wheels ( not installed )
32x11.5 MTR's ( not installed )
Mild death wobble after lift at about 52mph :banghead:

To my questions I was going to get an adj front track bar but after some measuring my front axle is less than an 1/8" off does this sound right after a 2.5 lift. I did a 2.5 lift on my 07 Dodge 2500 Cummins and my axle was way off and needed an adj track bar.

Next question my front sway bar end link bushings are shot any suggestions on some replacements ( fixed or adjustables ? )

Hopefully the new end links and wheel/tire combo will eliminate the mild DW

Thanks For Any Suggestions and Great Site!!!!!

4Jeepn 06-26-2010 11:29 AM

Welcome, Is the factory track bar in the stock hole or was it re-drilled?

bluethunder 06-26-2010 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 668754)
Welcome, Is the factory track bar in the stock hole or was it re-drilled?

Thank You, Still in stock location and no it was not re-drilled

4Jeepn 06-26-2010 11:35 AM

Few things to check, are both bolts for the trackbar tight? Any play etc. New adj bar could help. Current tires balance? Perhaps try rotating tires and see if that helps... could have been fine stock, but now lifted its issue..

bluethunder 06-26-2010 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 668759)
Few things to check, are both bolts for the trackbar tight? Any play etc. New adj bar could help. Current tires balance? Perhaps try rotating tires and see if that helps... could have been fine stock, but now lifted its issue..

Just put an extra turn on the pass side bolt on the front track bar. Also cleaned the IAC maybe that will help with the DW:D

Any other thoughts on the axle still being centered?

4Jeepn 06-26-2010 11:45 AM

Each jeep is different... as for tracking it down, change one thing at a time then test...

Jerry Bransford 06-26-2010 12:08 PM

It's not going to be off enough to one side with a 2.5" lift to worry about. Once you get to a taller lift it'll be time to go with adjustable length track bars to get the axles centered. It took me years of running with the axles off to the side a tad with a 3.75" lift before I did anything about it. :)

bluethunder 06-26-2010 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 668788)
It's not going to be off enough to one side with a 2.5" lift to worry about. Once you get to a taller lift it'll be time to go with adjustable length track bars to get the axles centered. It took me years of running with the axles off to the side a tad with a 3.75" lift before I did anything about it. :)

??? So should I remove the rear track bar adj bracket or just leave it. i am reading posts that the weld on the factory bracket can crack and break with adj bracket installed

Jerry Bransford 06-26-2010 02:02 PM

Since you already have a rear trackbar relocation bracket installed, leave it there. The factory bracket can indeed crack at where it is welded to the axle but that isn't usually a problem until you get to bigger tires, like 35", and are doing very difficult trails.


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