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Old 09-29-2014, 10:36 AM
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Newly Installed on 4" Lift: Synergy Drag Link Flip...

So like most of us, I've been adding and replacing components to get my JK high and tight. So far, it sits at about a 4" lift and I've focused mostly on getting the front-end right. I am about to order a Track Bar Relocation bracket and a new Steering Stabilizer. Could anyone give an opinion on the best solution for what's already installed? Pretty much sold on the Synergy Track Bar Relocation Bracket (p/n 8005). Not sure about the Steering Stabilizer.

New Parts Installed
-Rubicon Exp Track Bar
-Synergy Drag Link Flip (much tighter steering but so much bump steer w/o a track bar relocation bracket)
-Rancho Lower Cntrl Arm Brackets (serious ride improvement)
-Fox Shox

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Old 09-29-2014, 11:28 AM
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Edit: Synergy P/N 8055

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A raised bracket and drag link flip go hand and hand. These must be done together.
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:17 PM
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A raised bracket and drag link flip go hand and hand. These must be done together.
Totally agree, it's unsafe without it. The bracket has been ordered, going on this week! Now I have to pick a replacement steering stabilizer.
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Totally agree, it's unsafe without it. The bracket has been ordered, going on this week! Now I have to pick a replacement steering stabilizer.
Nice, 3" bumpstop too.
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Nice, 3" bumpstop too.
For the 3" bumpstop, are you referring to what's inside the coils? If so, they're in place already.

Also, more importantly, I'm not sure how to describe what's happening after the installer did my drag link flip and track bar relocation bracket (both Synergy.) All I know is, it's creaking / poping and doesn't sound right at all. Any tips on isolating this issue? They aren't sure either. It's happening at elevation changes on turns or in low speed turning etc. Thanks a lot, not too happy with how it's sitting currently.
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After snapping pics and considering everything, including the fact that the guy who installed it took it upon himself to omit reading the instructions (provided).. This resulted in driving off without 2 major bolts and the U-clamp axle support. I know, unreal

I feel like it's off-centered.
I'm going to request the shop loosens everything, does an alignment and reinstalls. Just a thought
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I read your build sheet, https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/ne...jk-298665.html

Pretty awesome how we both agree on the parts we used*Rancho drop brackets /Synergy drag bar and relocation bracket. I've been chipping away at this project without seeing your set-up first. Wish I would've sooner! Nice job and thanks for the help
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Your track bar ... RE correct ?
Iirc the RE track bar does not adjust stock which is about what you need in length with a flip.
You can use a factory track bar with a flip kit.
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You need longer sway bar links. You want the arm to be a couple degrees higher than parallel with the ground. On the adjuster side of the drag link, looks like he mainly extended the TRE and not the pinch bolt. Might want to equal them out.

Looks like stock brake lines too? Don't disconnect until you get longer ones.
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You need longer sway bar links. You want the arm to be a couple degrees higher than parallel with the ground. On the adjuster side of the drag link, looks like he mainly extended the TRE and not the pinch bolt. Might want to equal them out. Looks like stock brake lines too? Don't disconnect until you get longer ones.
His drag link looks like yours. Evened out more treads then mine.

The swaybar doesn't look horrible.
Was the bracket installed on the other side Mfresh?
You can use the TB bracket upper hole and driver side bracket to raise the swaybar.
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His drag link looks like yours. Evened out more treads then mine.

The swaybar doesn't look horrible.
Was the bracket installed on the other side Mfresh?
You can use the TB bracket upper hole and driver side bracket to raise the swaybar.
Isn't the pinch bolt (silver adjuster thing) suppose to show equal threads as the TRE?
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Isn't the pinch bolt (silver adjuster thing) suppose to show equal threads as the TRE?
Doesn't really matter. The concern is not enough thread engagement.
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The boot retainer spring is out of the groove (pitman arm side)
Thanks! I'll correct it
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His drag link looks like yours. Evened out more treads then mine.

The swaybar doesn't look horrible.
Was the bracket installed on the other side Mfresh?
You can use the TB bracket upper hole and driver side bracket to raise the swaybar.
Not too sure what bracket you're speaking of?
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See the smaller bracket here ? It would be where the factory mount is on drivers side (if installed)
This enables you to run the swaybar 1-1.5" higher.
You have the links bolted to the factory axle tabs.

Raising the mounts allows easier use of quick disconnects.
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Nope, sure isn't. Man so disappointed in this instal i paid for. Should I have it on there?
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and assuming they've discarded all the "extra parts," would longer sway bar links be the next solution?
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and assuming they've discarded all the "extra parts," would longer sway bar links be the next solution?
Yes

Call the shop. There should be the bracket and spacer/bolt for the passenger side
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Yes

Call the shop. There should be the bracket and spacer/bolt for the passenger side
Will-do, thx a lot. It's getting brake lines as soon as I figure out what to order, know of any stainless options that are cost effective? I have somewhere around a 3"-4" lift
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Crown 3"-6" set (26" long) from Northridge, about $130 for front and rear.
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Crown 3"-6" set (26" long) from Northridge, about $130 for front and rear.
Appreciate ya'll
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Isn't the pinch bolt (silver adjuster thing) suppose to show equal threads as the TRE?
I'm on the way to the shop, does the track bar adjuster need attention?
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I'm on the way to the shop, does the track bar adjuster need attention?
I was talking about the drag link. Kjeeper said it's fine.
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It's finally right, hi and tight. Thanks for the assistance fellas!
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It's finally right, hi and tight. Thanks for the assistance fellas!
I see you found the swaybar parts
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I see you found the swaybar parts
Yeah, they still had my "extra parts" ha

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