Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Northern Indiana
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Track bar relocation brackets, do I need them?
I am getting ready to change out my springs and control arms this weekend. I’ve been using a 2.5” basic lift with some added extras (see list below) currently as my lift. I am starting to question myself, if I need any other components to do things proper.
This is a list of all items that I have for my 2007 "X" JKU suspension system:
3" lift springs for front and rear (NEW previously 2.5”)
1" spacers for the front if needed to level out for the bumper and winch weight
1/2" spacer for rear, just in case because I have it
Steering stabilizer relocation bracket/re-enforces the front track bar mount
Front bump stop extensions
Rear bump stop risers
extended brake lines
Shocks for 3-5" of lift
Discos front and longer rear links
Adjustable track bars for both front and rear
8 adjustable control arms (NEW previously stock )
The one thing not on this list is track bar relocation brackets for the front and rear. Do I need them with this set up? Looking at most of the companies suspension systems, they usually have relocation brackets to center the axle in there kits and not adjustable track bars.
In the past, I only used the adjustable track bars to handle the centering of the axles. Are there added benefits to using the track bar relocating brackets beyond centering the axle just like what using the adjustable track bars will do? If I do add the relocate brackets, can I still use my adjustable TB’s with this lift height?
Also, I was planning to do a drag link flip at some point after I get the springs and adj. LCA installed, to improve my steering geometry to help lessen the bump steer. And I have read on here that I would need a track bar relocating bracket up front when I do that to keep the drag link and track bar in the same plane? When I do this, which should I use, axle mount relocate bracket or frame mount relocate bracket? Is there any advantage or dis-advantage between using one or the other to do this?
Is there anything not on my list that I should get to improve my setup?