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Rear Track Bar Question

Ordered a Currie rear adjustable track bar for my '11 2-door Rubi on Friday. I did this because the lower bolt on the rear track bar extension bracket (that allows you to retain the stock bar) is hitting the passenger side bump stop extension bracket. This started only after I installed my rear adjustable upper control arms (in addition to the lowers) which pushed the axel out, pitched the differential and gave me a more reasonable pinion angle.

My intent is to eliminate the extension bracket entirely, which moves the track bar frame mount back to the stock location and up quite a bit. This, in addition to a little notching of the bump stop, should (in theory) "fix" the problem. However, I've done a little research and some are of the opinion that the track bar extension bracket should still be used as it keeps the track bar parallel to the ground.

Question: If the rear axel is centered under the frame, is having the rear track bar parallel really necessary? I mean, it certainly isn't in the front!

I should also note that I have an OME heavy duty suspension lift yielding 3-1/4 of height,

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Can u reverse the bolt?

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Not necessary in the rear, as long as you can adjust the axle to the center. It is nice to keep it parallel to the ground if possible but not necessary.

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Can u reverse the bolt?
Have to check but I thought I did.
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Not necessary in the rear, as long as you can adjust the axle to the center. It is nice to keep it parallel to the ground if possible but not necessary.

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Cool. Thanks for the response!
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The less parallel your trackbar is the more side to side travel you'll get with your axle as it goes up and down which in turn could cause interference issues at full travel.


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I adjust my track bar to be centered when fully compressed or to clear any interference that can't be moved or cut off.
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I have a rear axle side bracket with three mounting holes. I used the center hole so that the rear bar was at the same angle to the frame as the front bar & flipped drag link. It eliminated a slight jiggle to the suspension, which I attributed to the axles moving in different arcs.
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I have a rear axle side bracket with three mounting holes. I used the center hole so that the rear bar was at the same angle to the frame as the front bar & flipped drag link. It eliminated a slight jiggle to the suspension, which I attributed to the axles moving in different arcs.
That's interesting. Where'd you get that bracket?
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