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Old 03-19-2015, 06:51 PM
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Jeep looks off center w SkyJacker lift. Help?

My wife was in front of me w my 13' JK Rubicon Unlimited and I noticed that both the front and rear drivers side tires were sticking out about an inch further than the passenger side. I went home and in fact measured them out to discover they were approx both about an inch off. I lifted the jeep last summer w a 2.5" SkyJacker coil spring standard kit w lower control arms. The guy who helped me install lift said he spoke to Quadratec and they thought I needed longer track bars for both front and back. However, disagreed and felt that longer would shift the jeep incorrectly. He feels as though shorter track bars will bring the closer to center or move it further over to the drivers side. I plan on calling SkyJacker myself tomorrow. Any help or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks

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Common wisdom on this is that for the rear, you tend to need a trackbar relocation bracket and on the front you tend to need an adjustable trackbar. I don't see many calls for a specific sized fixed length longer or shorter trackbar unit, but I'm not an expert by any means.

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Did your kit, the rear track bar bracket at all.. ?Most do whether it be axle or frame side.

When you lift, the front axle shifts to the driver side and rear axle shifts to the passenger side. Adjustable track bars and/ or relocation brackets, bring the axles back center.
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Did your kit, the rear track bar bracket at all.. ?Most do whether it be axle or frame side.

When you lift, the front axle shifts to the driver side and rear axle shifts to the passenger side. Adjustable track bars and/ or relocation brackets, bring the axles back center.
Yes it came w a track bar bracket
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My wife was in front of me w my 13' JK Rubicon Unlimited and I noticed that both the front and rear drivers side tires were sticking out about an inch further than the passenger side. I went home and in fact measured them out to discover they were approx both about an inch off. I lifted the jeep last summer w a 2.5" SkyJacker coil spring standard kit w lower control arms. The guy who helped me install lift said he spoke to Quadratec and they thought I needed longer track bars for both front and back. However, disagreed and felt that longer would shift the axel incorrectly. He feels as though shorter track bars will bring the axel closer to center or move it further over to the PASSEGERS side. I plan on calling SkyJacker myself tomorrow. Any help or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks
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Even with a 3.5-4" lift, the most the axles will shift is .5 maybe just maybe 3/4 but it's not common.

The rear bracket should reposition your axle pretty damn near close to center.

The front, you need a LONGER track bar since the axle is shifted to the driver side.

The axles shift opposite of the axle mounts. Simple geometry.
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The jeep has also never been off road if that matters
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My wife was in front of me w my 13' JK Rubicon Unlimited and I noticed that both the front and rear drivers side tires were sticking out about an inch further than the passenger side. I went home and in fact measured them out to discover they were approx both about an inch off. I lifted the jeep last summer w a 2.5" SkyJacker coil spring standard kit w lower control arms. The guy who helped me install lift said he spoke to Quadratec and they thought I needed longer track bars for both front and back. However, disagreed and felt that longer would shift the axel incorrectly. He feels as though shorter track bars will bring the axel closer to center or move it further over to the PASSEGERS side. I plan on calling SkyJacker myself tomorrow. Any help or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks
When you lift the JK or the axle drops it swings laterally on the track bar (and longitudinally on the control arms) towards the side the TB is mounted on the frame. This means it swings towards the driver side on the front and passengers side on the back axle. This happens because the TB is fixed length and now a steeper angle. If you *lengthen* the TB with an adjustable TB you can reposition the axle back to center.
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When you lift the JK or the axle drops it swings laterally on the track bar (and longitudinally on the control arms) towards the side the TB is mounted on the frame. This means it swings towards the driver side on the front and passengers side on the back axle. This happens because the TB is fixed length and now a steeper angle. If you *lengthen* the TB with an adjustable TB you can reposition the axle back to center.
Thanks... that seems to make a lot of sense

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