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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2018, 04:11:24 PM »

Did the problem get solved?

I think it's a little too tight now...probably would have been good with just the first adjustment we made. Easy fix though Smile
Glad to hear it should be an easy fix for you! 😉


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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2018, 04:47:48 PM »

Just curious from a TJ perspective, who is running 33s and still using the stock track bar?



Let's be more specific. Are you having an issue at this point?

Feels like the jeep sways sometimes at high speeds.

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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2018, 04:51:57 PM »

Appears I have sprung a hole in the grease fitting of the track bar, there is still grease in there but wonder if that could be the culprit too.


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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2018, 05:37:37 AM »

That joint is toast. Time for a replacement or upgrade. How much lift ?

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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2018, 06:34:23 AM »

Appears I have sprung a hole in the grease fitting of the track bar, there is still grease in there but wonder if that could be the culprit too.



That is normal for grease to come out of the rubber boot (cup) on any similar type of joint.  As you put new grease in, the old stuff (and water) needs to have somewhere to go so it squeegees out the edges.  That joint may or may not be worn.  A visual inspection while someone is moving the wheel back and forth should not show any movement from side to side relating to the stud.  Additionally, if you undo it and it is really easy to move, it probably is worn.  If it's your OEM, your new larger tires have probably finished it off.  Bigger and stronger after market ones are $150 to $250 (or more).

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« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2018, 08:03:37 AM »

I agree with Frank, that's just the rubber boot leaking, and is normal, that in and of itself doesn't mean the joint is toast.  Still a good chance it is based on the angle it's at, but worth a check.  Quick and easy way that I check, is to take the joint out and shake it like a baby's rattle.  If the bar coming out from the joint wiggles, it's shot.  The bar should move if you push on it, but not be loose/wiggle on it's own.

I got the terraflex trackbar when I did my lift because it was double adjustable so I can adjust it without taking one end lose, but I regret spending the extra money on it (extra $50).  Once it's adjusted you don't need to touch it again.  Metalcloak makes a great one people on WranglerForum love, and it's competitively priced, even before Ken's discount. 

https://www.metalcloak.com/TJ-LJ-Jeep-Wrangler-Solid-Chromoly-Front-Track-Bar-p/7035.htm

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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2018, 08:08:26 AM »

That joint is toast. Time for a replacement or upgrade. How much lift ?

4.25 total (3.25 suspension, 1 BL)

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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2018, 01:47:10 PM »

28psi With 33s? I run 15psi in the rear and 17 in the front on my CJ7. 28 is way too high. At full pressure a load range C - 33" tire will carry like 3k lbs. A TJ is what like 3500?

15 and 17 psi on the road? Or offroad?  Both sound wayyyy too low to me for road use.  Maybe I'm confused about the tire that you're running?

On road, and have for the past 10 years. First set of 33" Mtz's I got over 50k miles outta them. They dont even bulge at 15 psi. And the tread wears completely flat and even at all 4 corners. My CJ7 weighs 3,340 with me in it. One of the 4wd mags used the same pressures in their YJ with 33's as well. I drive my CJ like I stole it. Glued to the road. The only time i increase the rear a few psi is when I'm carrying extra weight or a trailer.   17 front and 15 rear is also cold pressure. Once heated up on the highway. Your Psi will creep up a 3 or 4 pounds. At 20 psi and higher the ride quality goes waaaay down. You guys with coil springs may not notice this as much. But with leafs its immediately apparent when you need new kidneys after the first pot hole.. If you're in the Manassas area i can take for a ride. My CJ actually handles better than my sisters TJ.  On the beach and trail i go down to single digits.  7 rear and 8 or 9 in front.

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