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broke my rear track bar on my 2wd

well it finally happen , it took me a day to find out what was broke , but here it is , called up http://ssfabrication.shutterfly.com/ and he had it fixed the next morning for me .

it was crack on the otherside to

he made me a bracket





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Typical stuff there....but glad you managed to get it fixed without having a nasty incident on the road!

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Dang. Those raised brackets without gussets or a u-bolt mount shouldn't be allowed!

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Thats for sure, those brackets put so much extra stress on the already crap factory mount. I would also ditch the bracket and get an adjustable Track Bar. JKS is nice and a little over $100 I believe.

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Thats for sure, those brackets put so much extra stress on the already crap factory mount. I would also ditch the bracket and get an adjustable Track Bar. JKS is nice and a little over $100 I believe.
I am now , didn't really think about it till it broke , so now I am looking into it
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I am now , didn't really think about it till it broke , so now I am looking into it
Yeah in preperation of installing my Rancho lift I ordered JKS frt and rear adjustable trackbar and Poly flip kit and upper frt trackbar brace. Look like I may need to look into a rear lower brace also. Going to install next weekend I hope!

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Have you looked @ using our rear track bar bracket?

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This would keep that from happening again.

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Have you looked @ using our rear track bar bracket?

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This would keep that from happening again.
I like the u bolts.

any advantage over using this vs a JKS adjustable? i know AEV claims that raising the rear track bar improves handling...

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The roll center is in fact improved.
Beyond that, the Poly Performance Track bar bracket is reinforced to better support the side loads that the stock brackets where not designed for. When you relocate the track bar mounting location up higher, it is adding more leverage & without reinforcment or gusseting, you have seen the outcome first hand.

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The roll center is in fact improved.
Beyond that, the Poly Performance Track bar bracket is reinforced to better support the side loads that the stock brackets where not designed for. When you relocate the track bar mounting location up higher, it is adding more leverage & without reinforcment or gusseting, you have seen the outcome first hand.
so how does it affect handling though? does it now roll less? does it change how the jeep rolls?

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so how does it affect handling though? does it now roll less? does it change how the jeep rolls?
It raises the roll center of the vehicle, causing it to not want to lean when manuevering quickly. It will handle more like stock when lifted VS. leaving it mounted in the stock axle location. The axle will also shift side to side less as it cycles through its travel because the trackbar is not already @ a harsh angle.

A better explanation of roll center: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roll_center

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