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Gwjvw 06-15-2007 08:21 PM

Bending/breaking track bar joint????
 
On my 99 I have a rusty's 3in sus lift,and my rustys trck bar has a ball joint at the top.I dont know why but my threads on the ball joint keeps bending then breaks? Anyone else have this problem?

nicolas-eric 06-15-2007 08:27 PM

in a friends XJ a rustys track bar broke 3 times. now he has a RE trackbar for many years without problems.

AzTJ 06-15-2007 08:31 PM

Its binding for one reason or another. Something is wrong with the suspension.

Gwjvw 06-15-2007 08:48 PM

The bar is fine but the tie rod isnt :)

Triple88a 06-15-2007 09:12 PM

Gwjvw how is the stiffness with that 3" lift kit? I heard its a bit softer than stock, is that true?

Have you contacted rustys? Maybe they will have a solution for you... warranty?

1BLKJP 06-15-2007 10:08 PM

When you have it adjusted how much of the threads are showing?

MR.CLIFFORD 06-15-2007 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gwjvw (Post 92433)
I have a rusty's 3in sus lift


I FOUND THE PROBLEM!!! :wavey:

Rockodile 06-16-2007 01:02 AM

I have had the RE and do have an RE LA lift. I really didn't care for the RE TB though ( Mainly the upper bracketry). I ended up getting the JKS adjustable (OGS 125? '03TJ) and it has done me very well. I perfer the Johnny Joint over a rod end or a Hiem Joint, after 2-3 years use I haven't had any issues other than keeping the bolt tight initially, double nutting solved the issue on that though.And I keep it clean and greased

Did have a friend break his upper clean loose from frame but then again that was at one of the Hammers. Seems to me I mailed my RE to him.

In the mean time I am going to weld up something brace my existing upper front track bar mount from the other side of the frame.

Gwjvw 06-16-2007 01:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 92462)
Gwjvw how is the stiffness with that 3" lift kit? I heard its a bit softer than stock, is that true?

Have you contacted rustys? Maybe they will have a solution for you... warranty?

The lift is awsome.

Gwjvw 06-16-2007 01:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 92482)
When you have it adjusted how much of the threads are showing?

3/4 in

1BLKJP 06-16-2007 01:16 AM

You don't by chance know how much thread there is total?

I know that at least on Control Arms you don't want anymore than a half inch of thread showing.

Gwjvw 06-16-2007 11:59 AM

ball joint is 6 1/4 in long


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