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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2000, 06:49 PM
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Trackbar Relocation pictures & questions

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?

87' XJ, 8" Lift, 33x12.50 Tires, Ramps 1000
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2000, 08:14 AM
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Re: Trackbar Relocation pictures & questions

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...

Tommy B. in AZ -
post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2000, 09:04 AM
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Re: Trackbar Relocation pictures & questions

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.

87' XJ, 8" Lift, 33x12.50 Tires, Ramps 1000+
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-10-2000, 12:48 AM
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Re: Trackbar Relocation pictures & questions

Any ideas??

87' XJ, 8" Lift, 33x12.50 Tires, Ramps 1000+
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