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So, I'm welding on a new bracket and have cut off the old one. It was mangled and i.I don't know what angle of lean the bracket should be at. Plenty of straight on views online, nothing for a side view though. Any idea? Is it at the same angle as the diff case?
 

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I found some pics online that may help by searching "front track bar bracket TJ" and selecting "images".

If nobody else posts up I'll be pulling my front end apart tomorrow to do ball joints and ujoints, I'll get you a couple pics and post up.
 

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I found some pics online that may help by searching "front track bar bracket TJ" and selecting "images".

If nobody else posts up I'll be pulling my front end apart tomorrow to do ball joints and ujoints, I'll get you a couple pics and post up.
I've searched endlessly online, but just couldn't find a decent pic that shows the forward lean of the bracket, if any.

And thank you!
 

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I would simply position its angle so the bushing in the passenger-side of the track bar fit into it without binding. That would be the way I would use to set the correct angle.
 

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I would simply position its angle so the bushing in the passenger-side of the track bar fit into it without binding. That would be the way I would use to set the correct angle.
I definitely considered that, but it's on a lift with all the steering components removed. Was hoping to avoid putting it half back together and lowering it back down.
 

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I'm under it, so if you want a couple reference measurements or a different angle pic let me know, I'll check in here in a bit and see if I can accommodate. ;)



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Also, note the steering damper bracket that is in line with it's other end at an angle to the main part of the mount, yet they are attached together.
 

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Yes! This does help tremendously! Namely the 1st and last pics. Thanks a ton. I'll be going back at it after work tonight, but maybe with a little more confidence now, lol

Here's what I'm welding on btw


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These suckers are already on and are a lot easier to line up


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I definitely considered that, but it's on a lift with all the steering components removed. Was hoping to avoid putting it half back together and lowering it back down.
No need to put it all back together, just support the front axle on stands so the springs are at their normal ride height. That way you'll be assured of getting the bracket properly positioned without any binding on the track bar.
 

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^that makes sense. Like putting the second bracket for control arms etc, in place by swinging the CA into position and aligning that way, then tacking it in where it needs to land.
 
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