Now I know this is not the XJ (cherokee) board but I know the front suspension of a XJ is very similiar to the <font color=blue>TJ's</font color=blue> . So here is my question for the <font color=blue>TJ</font color=blue> experts.
Since I'm at 8" of lift my track bar, which is an OEM bar extend 1 1/4", hits the "trackbar axle mount" really hard when I flex. To fix this problem had relocated the lower axle mount hole over 1/2" which gave me a little more room between the bracket. The problem that I have now is the axle is not centered under the frame and my Rusty's Tie Rod conversion (not shown in this picture) hits the lower track-bar mounting bolt when I turn. I was thinking about removing my steering stabilzer and shortening the track-bar to install it in the stabilizer mount. Has anyone ever heard of this for a XJ or TJ and how does it work? I could easily relocate the stabilizer so that is not a problem. Would the bracket have to be strengthened in your opinion or would this give me any adverse driving affects?
I found a picture to explain what is going on.
Yellow - suggested new trackbar design
green - rust'y tie rod conversion
blue - suggested new position of stabilizer What are your guys opinion on this?
I removed both track bars from my YJ.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Have you tried driving it without it to see how it handles? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]I bearly notice the difference. Of course my vehicle is quite a bit lighter than yours...
Sorry I made a mistake about the YJ I ment to say TJ since it has Coils and not leafs up front. On a coils 4 link suspension you have to have the trackbar otherwise the axle will just shoot out one side and you can't steer. Sorry about the confusion.