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post #1 of 8 Old 12-11-2013, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Question 14 bolt clearance

Ok guys getting ready to install the 14 bolt.

Question. I want to be sure the pinion clears the stock fuel tank. How would moving the frame side track bar mount to the drivers side affect handling? This would mean both front and rear bars would both mount to the frame on the driver side.

By doing this I hope to keep the pinion from moving towards the tank.

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I would think that might make it actually get closer when its under compression. When you stuff the axle up its actually moving away from the tank being mounted to the passanger side. When you droop it does get closer but I would think it would be below the tank at the point that it would matter

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I would think that might make it actually get closer when its under compression. When you stuff the axle up its actually moving away from the tank being mounted to the passanger side. When you droop it does get closer but I would think it would be below the tank at the point that it would matter
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Huh?

How do you figure?

As the track bar is attached to the axle on the drivers side. So when the driver side is at droop and the passenger side is at stuff, the track bar is shortened. Being that it is dropping and increasing the distance from point "A-"B". Thus pulling it towards the passenger side.

If the track bar is attached to the axle on the passenger side then the pinion should stay relatively close to center at passenger side stuff and move toward the driver at droop. There may be some movement but the track bar angle is not changing near as much.

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The track bar is a fixed length so it can never be "shortened".

Think of it this way, picture your JK at rest with the current track bar configuration. If you squat the JK from the rest position, the axle will want to shift to the driver's side. If you invert the track bar orientation and do the same thing, then the axle will want to shift to the passenger side which would conflict with the gas tank.


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You can build it with the track bar in the OEM config and not have any interference issues with the tank. It all depends on you TB angles which is affected by your ride height. You're not going to be able to run off the shelf TB brackets or TB's, they need to be built. When it comes to keeping it away from the tank, long, flat and low are the keys to success. PM if you have any questions.




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Duh

I was describing what happens by saying "shortened." For you "Mr. Obvious" people out there.

By saying "shortened". I was referring to the action that happens as if the track bar is shortened. When it pulls the axle to the passenger side.
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You can build it with the track bar in the OEM config and not have any interference issues with the tank. It all depends on you TB angles which is affected by your ride height. You're not going to be able to run off the shelf TB brackets or TB's, they need to be built. When it comes to keeping it away from the tank, long, flat and low are the keys to success. PM if you have any questions.





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