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Offline slanktapper

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Can't get the rear track bar back aligned
« on: September 20, 2017, 09:36:32 PM »
So my lift is just a 2" on my tj. The instructions didn't say to disconnect the track bar(?) but in order to get the coil out I needed to.

Anywho now I can't seem to line up the track bar with the hole it needs to go in.

I've let the passenger side down as low as I can (disconnected the shock and sway bar was already off) and jacked up the other side and it's still not enough.

Jacked up: https://i.imgur.com/O84p3cs.jpg


Level: https://i.imgur.com/RMnpz0L.jpg


Any ideas
Silver 06 Rubicon, Hercules Terra Trac M/T, ProComp Crawler bumpers f&r, XRC 9500lbs winch, Front sway bar disconnects, 2" Suspension lift, 1" Body lift

Offline Kanueh

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Re: Can't get the rear track bar back aligned
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 11:00:55 PM »
Try a big ratchet strap to the frame and axle to suck it into place.
2008 JKU Rubicon
3" BDS Lift / Kingone 9.5 Winch / 1.5" Spidertrax Wheel Spacers / Custom Front Drive Shaft
EVO Sleeves, Outer axle seals, Gussets, Control Arm Skids / Poison Spyder EVAP Skid
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Offline slanktapper

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Re: Can't get the rear track bar back aligned
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 08:22:20 AM »
Try a big ratchet strap to the frame and axle to suck it into place.

Ah that would be way easier than that come-along I couldn't figure out how to attach.

I'll try this first thanks!
Silver 06 Rubicon, Hercules Terra Trac M/T, ProComp Crawler bumpers f&r, XRC 9500lbs winch, Front sway bar disconnects, 2" Suspension lift, 1" Body lift

Offline slanktapper

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Re: Can't get the rear track bar back aligned
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 09:27:30 PM »
Try a big ratchet strap to the frame and axle to suck it into place.

Yep that did it. Took two straps but I was able to MacGyver it in the correct way. And the wheels appear to be properly spaced too.

Thanks
Silver 06 Rubicon, Hercules Terra Trac M/T, ProComp Crawler bumpers f&r, XRC 9500lbs winch, Front sway bar disconnects, 2" Suspension lift, 1" Body lift

Offline Kanueh

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Re: Can't get the rear track bar back aligned
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 01:44:48 PM »
For future jobs where you have to take the track bar off, I always put a tie strap on tight before I take it apart.
2008 JKU Rubicon
3" BDS Lift / Kingone 9.5 Winch / 1.5" Spidertrax Wheel Spacers / Custom Front Drive Shaft
EVO Sleeves, Outer axle seals, Gussets, Control Arm Skids / Poison Spyder EVAP Skid
Superchips FlashPaq / Spal Waterproof Radiator Fan / Univers

Offline slanktapper

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Re: Can't get the rear track bar back aligned
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2017, 03:41:41 PM »
For future jobs where you have to take the track bar off, I always put a tie strap on tight before I take it apart.

Good call.  thanks again!
Silver 06 Rubicon, Hercules Terra Trac M/T, ProComp Crawler bumpers f&r, XRC 9500lbs winch, Front sway bar disconnects, 2" Suspension lift, 1" Body lift

Offline dubbleJs

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Re: Can't get the rear track bar back aligned
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2017, 12:59:21 PM »
To realign mine I just steer the jeep a tiny bit, the body will move and axle will stay. Works like a charm..especially if you have a helper to push the bolt through at the money spot.

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