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post #1 of 23 Old 12-24-2018, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Can someone snap a pic of their RK rear trackbar bracket?

Iím wondering if this is how itís supposed to look.

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Here's mine. But it's a weld-on. That's about four years of rust ha.
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Here's mine. That's about four years of rust ha.

Thanks. So do you suck that sucker straight with the bolts? See how off-square that back tab is (the one closer to the spring).




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Looks like the stock bolt and flag nut should be removed and replaced with the nut/bolt in your pic?

Is the crooked piece loose or fixed onto the rest or the bracket?
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I think the bottom hole on the back tab needs to be bolted down where the flag nut is.
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Is the crooked piece loose or fixed onto the rest or the bracket?

Itís fixed. The only way it would work is to tighten the crap out of it to tweak that bracket square. Seems odd.




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Hereís a pic from above.





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Gotta love RK quality control.
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Can someone snap a pic of their RK rear trackbar bracket?

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Gotta love RK quality control.

Based on these track bars, and the suck that is their jam nuts, Iíd not recommend them.


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Yeah these welded brackets are the last remaining RK parts on mine. This rear bracket will be replaced by an Artec weld-on in a few months or so, along with a set of CA brackets (my lower stock bkts are bent from wheeling). Or, might just build up a junkyard 60, not sure yet. Anyway, good luck with your build!
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That bracket did not leave our building that way. The fixture does not allow it. No, it does not go on that way nor would we recommend bending the bracket for that to happen. Please check out the instructions which show the proper way for installation. if for some reason you do not have them, http://pureperformancegroupinc.com/h...-18%20Rev).pdf As for jam nuts, almost all systems use jam nuts or clinch nuts so just be sure to get to the proper torque on hardware and never look back.
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Actually, the proper response is, ď ohh, something happened. Whatís your address so we can overnight a new one?Ē
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That bracket did not leave our building that way. The fixture does not allow it. No, it does not go on that way nor would we recommend bending the bracket for that to happen. Please check out the instructions which show the proper way for installation. if for some reason you do not have them, http://pureperformancegroupinc.com/h...-18%20Rev).pdf As for jam nuts, almost all systems use jam nuts or clinch nuts so just be sure to get to the proper torque on hardware and never look back.


Not sure how it ended up that way, but it wasnít from me doing anything to it. Iíll try and contact Northridge since I bought it from them, but itís been sitting in a box for a while waiting for me to install it, so Iím not sure if theyíll do anything about it.


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That bracket did not leave our building that way. The fixture does not allow it. No, it does not go on that way nor would we recommend bending the bracket for that to happen. Please check out the instructions which show the proper way for installation. if for some reason you do not have them, http://pureperformancegroupinc.com/h...-18%20Rev).pdf As for jam nuts, almost all systems use jam nuts or clinch nuts so just be sure to get to the proper torque on hardware and never look back.
You are so full of shit. Looking back on how many RK parts I had problems with, I am embarrassed I ever bought anything from you.
Notice I said RK parts. Synergy, metalcloak and custom replacement parts all got wheeled harder for longer with no problems. With you idiots, it's always user error, never your fault
"It's the first time we saw this, must be user error".
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You need to take that lower factory nut off and put it on the outside of the new bracket. This one does look like an install error.
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You need to take that lower factory nut off and put it on the outside of the new bracket. This one does look like an install error.


I agree with thedirtman, mine bolted on exactly the way dirtman describes. That bottom bolt pinches the lower portion of the RK bracket to the factory bracket, it pinches the RK bracket so tight that you almost have to spread the top tabs with a large screw driver or pry bar to get the track bar joint between those top tabs.


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You need to take that lower factory nut off and put it on the outside of the new bracket. This one does look like an install error.


Except for the fact that Rock Krawler just said the bracket wasnít right. Trust me, I didnít bend that thick ass plate like that.


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Ya, you would think an RK tech would have picked up on the fact it was put over the factory nut and their instructions really don't show you how its installed from the angle you provided. You could simply remove the bracket and bend it back into shape and re install. I am not saying it did not come fu from RK but is an easy fix by the installer.

A better solution would be to remove that RK crap and throw it away and cut off the factory bracket and pick up a HD one from someone like barns4x4 or Ruffstuff and weld it on in its proper place now that the jeep has been lifted.
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If you did not bend that bracket out than give our office a call and ask for customer service (518-270-9822). We can tell you that fixture is very simple set of spacers and an air clamp that sets the spacing and aligns the holes.

It would be interesting to see how that happened, there is nothing in packaging or shipping that we can see that would bend it outward. Maybe maybe inward, from being crushed or something since there is not a lot of structure in that direction since that is not what is needed for the application.
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Except for the fact that Rock Krawler just said the bracket wasnít right. Trust me, I didnít bend that thick ass plate like that.


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You would be surprised how little force it will take to move that back leg out since it is not boxed in that direction, nor needed. Since you slid it over the back bolt we figured you simply pried it over the flag nut, not knowing how it was supposed to be installed as the instructions both paper and web show how to install it. Again, if it was wrong from the beginning, just give us a call.
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Ya, you would think an RK tech would have picked up on the fact it was put over the factory nut and their instructions really don't show you how its installed from the angle you provided. You could simply remove the bracket and bend it back into shape and re install. I am not saying it did not come fu from RK but is an easy fix by the installer.

A better solution would be to remove that RK crap and throw it away and cut off the factory bracket and pick up a HD one from someone like barns4x4 or Ruffstuff and weld it on in its proper place now that the jeep has been lifted.
Of course we picked up on it, but we have seen way stranger things so we assumed that is why the OP was asking the questions. Our bad for making an assumption.
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You never mentioned it because you don't know what you are talking about. You only noticed it after a smart guy pointed it out. For once, please stop being full of shit.
Hey, here's an idea. Hire Dirt, he tells the truth and knows more than you.
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You never mentioned it because you don't know what you are talking about. You only noticed it after a smart guy pointed it out. For once, please stop being full of shit.
Hey, here's an idea. Hire Dirt, he tells the truth and knows more than you.
Well Gee Thanks. We will keep that in mind....
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