Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Charlottesville, Va.
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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,
Thanks in advance.