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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
Tall Rob

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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.
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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!
Tall Rob

Silver 06 Rubicon, 35" Super Swamper LTBs, ProComp Crawler Front Bumper, XRC 9500lbs winch, Some Ugly Tire Carrier, Front sway bar disconnects, 4" Suspension X-Series lift, 1.5" Canadian Body Lift

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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
Tall Rob

Silver 06 Rubicon, 35" Super Swamper LTBs, ProComp Crawler Front Bumper, XRC 9500lbs winch, Some Ugly Tire Carrier, Front sway bar disconnects, 4" Suspension X-Series lift, 1.5" Canadian 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.
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EVO Sleeves, Outer axle seals, Gussets, Control Arm Skids / Poison Spyder EVAP Skid
Superchips FlashPaq / Spal Waterproof Radiator Fan / Univers

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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!
Tall Rob

Silver 06 Rubicon, 35" Super Swamper LTBs, ProComp Crawler Front Bumper, XRC 9500lbs winch, Some Ugly Tire Carrier, Front sway bar disconnects, 4" Suspension X-Series lift, 1.5" Canadian 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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