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LA-YJ
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« on: June 18, 2019, 05:28:00 PM »

Bought this adjustable track bar for my ZJ. Not only does it not line up the play is ridiculous. Check it out.. https://youtu.be/2yJRr_mww8Q

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2004 Ram Qcab Hemi 4X4 Offroad
1996 ZJ 5.2
1973 Challenger 340 Rallye
1996 Club Car 8" lift 23" Dunlop KT407's
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2019, 04:11:12 PM »

Looks like the bolt hole is to big. Not sure about a ZJ, but I know on a TJ those drop brackets arenít needed. You just reuse the stock frame mount. Some bars require drilling the mount hole bigger, some donít.


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Freebird - 2000 TJ SE
4.25 total lift (3" SL and 1.25"BL)
33's
Rear D44 with ARB locker and 33 spline cromo shafts and 4.88 gears
Front HP D30 with Aussie Locker and 4.88 gears
UCF Tummy Tuck
X20 10K Synthetic Winch
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 12:41:38 PM »

I wasted the stock upper mount because the tie rod was froze in it. Actually blew the tie rod end apart with the pickle fork, then had to cut the shaft off that was left sticking out. Couldn't press it out because theres a plate over it and has to press out from the top due to the taper. All that said.. bought what looked to be a decent quality bar and mount from Freedom Offroad. Not only did it have that slop at the mount with their supplied bolt, the damn thing didn't even line up! I was going to drill out the bushing and get a new grade 8 bolt to make up the slop but I couldn't even get it in either mount once the other was installed. I called them and he blamed it on the Rough Country LCA's. I was like dude.. the tires sit perfectly in the wheel wells, the springs are sitting straight as are the shocks. I think someones CAD program was smoking crack. New stock upper mount and stock Moog bar, all is good now.     

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2004 Ram Qcab Hemi 4X4 Offroad
1996 ZJ 5.2
1973 Challenger 340 Rallye
1996 Club Car 8" lift 23" Dunlop KT407's
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 12:55:04 PM »

Glad to hear you got it worked out!

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Freebird - 2000 TJ SE
4.25 total lift (3" SL and 1.25"BL)
33's
Rear D44 with ARB locker and 33 spline cromo shafts and 4.88 gears
Front HP D30 with Aussie Locker and 4.88 gears
UCF Tummy Tuck
X20 10K Synthetic Winch
LA-YJ
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 01:08:34 PM »

Front done, hope to have the rear done today.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2019, 01:11:02 PM by LA-YJ »

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2004 Ram Qcab Hemi 4X4 Offroad
1996 ZJ 5.2
1973 Challenger 340 Rallye
1996 Club Car 8" lift 23" Dunlop KT407's
LA-YJ
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 01:09:28 PM »

Oh damn thats huge!... I meant the first pic I put up, changed the res now its better.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2019, 01:12:06 PM by LA-YJ »

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2004 Ram Qcab Hemi 4X4 Offroad
1996 ZJ 5.2
1973 Challenger 340 Rallye
1996 Club Car 8" lift 23" Dunlop KT407's
LA-YJ
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 01:14:30 PM »

May be for sale when Im done with it, another project I really want to do has presented itself. Let me know if you may be interested.

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2004 Ram Qcab Hemi 4X4 Offroad
1996 ZJ 5.2
1973 Challenger 340 Rallye
1996 Club Car 8" lift 23" Dunlop KT407's
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