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I'm having trouble with my front Teraflex "Monster" trackbar hitting my pitman arm (@ full compression and steering to the right).

The Tera track bar is HUGE and angle forward in the vehicle quite a bit.

Looking at some other designs.....most others look to be better than what I have relative to this issue.


Anyone have any experience or feedback.


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I don't know if its any smaller, but doesn't the RK track bar have a different style bend to it? Would that help you?


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[QUOTE=merlin4979;1083706]I don't know if its any smaller, but doesn't the RK track bar have a different style bend to it? Would that help you?
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Thanks. Which end of the RK attached to the frame side?

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I don't know if its any smaller, but doesn't the RK track bar have a different style bend to it? Would that help you?
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Thanks. Which end of the RK attached to the frame side?
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Anyone have a pic of the RK installed?

Curious if it comes straight off the frame mount (ie: parallel to the axle) or if it angles up at all??

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Anyone have a pic of the RK installed?

Curious if it comes straight off the frame mount (ie: parallel to the axle) or if it angles up at all??

Suspension is drooped out a bit


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Thanks!

Does it angle towards the front of the vehicle at all?

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Does it angle towards the front of the vehicle at all?
You have some room to play with that due to it having jam nuts on each end of the track bar. Mine is perpendicular to the ground when installed.

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I am having this same issue too. I just looked under my jeep the other day and noticed it.
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I am having this same issue too. I just looked under my jeep the other day and noticed it.
Running the Tera?

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What size bump stops are you running? I'm running 2.5 with that same TB, however, with the old style "hockey stick" TF TB it did hit the pitman arm. Tera did swap it out to the newest style free of charge but that's the style you're running now.

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Running the Tera?
Yes I am. I was just poking around and noticed it. I think mine is rubbing during articulation and not turning. My tires were getting into my CA so I added washers to my steer stops. Plus I think it started after I raised my TB on the axle side with the poly kit. Never noticed it before at the stock location.

Edit- I need look at it more closely, as I havent had time. Vick- I ran it with my 2.5" TF and RK coils with no issues.

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You guys have me now doubting whether or not to put my TF one on my Jeep.

I mean, do I really need it excluding rock damage?

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You guys have me now doubting whether or not to put my TF one on my Jeep.

I mean, do I really need it excluding rock damage?

It's a good part, I just have a lot of aftermarket stuff going on at once.

It more about forces than rocks (I don't see how a rock could ever get to mine).

The track bar sees nearly 100% of the lateral loads.

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That is a irritating design for the TF track/panhard bar

Are those bushings even servicable?
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Suspension is drooped out a bit

Whose drag link are you running Goody?


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Whose drag link are you running Goody?
Rock Krawler front track bar, drag link and tie rod. You'll also notice that drag link doesn't leave much room for a flipped steering stabilizer, which is why mine is on the driver's side now.


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Check out RSE's track bar. Super low pro to clear their sector shaft brace. Beefy and a very hefty heim at one end and a bushing at the axle end. Good price too.

I can get you pics of mine installed, let me know if you want them and at what angle.
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Rock Krawler front track bar, drag link and tie rod. You'll also notice that drag link doesn't leave much room for a flipped steering stabilizer, which is why mine is on the driver's side now.

Well I have Polys Chromo tie rod and I just got a new stock track bar, just went out and checked the bolts and they are tight as shit! I think my shimmy must be coming from my drag link. Will that draglink work with the stock stabil location? Mine hasnt been moved. I'd like to get it to where I can run without one.

What do you think about my control arm question?


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Check out RSE's track bar. Super low pro to clear their sector shaft brace. Beefy and a very hefty heim at one end and a bushing at the axle end. Good price too.

I can get you pics of mine installed, let me know if you want them and at what angle.
Thanks - I saw your posts in the sector shaft thread.

Is the sector shaft brace the first thing that hits when you compress the suspension?

A front view and a side view would be great. - Thanks again

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Ran the TF TB, had no issues w/Pitman arm clearance, mine would contact the steering stabilizer, though.
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That is a irritating design for the TF track/panhard bar

Are those bushings even servicable?
TF uses stock style clevite bushings. No muss, no fuss, no DW, no wear, and easy to adj. Never seen that contact before, I assume it's a stack-up of tolerances due to the axle housing and control arm lenghts.

FWIW, I was concerned about the TF bar hitting the frame on full flex so I tried running the Poly track bar. It's OK, but uses a heim at the axle & small urethane bushing at the frame. Difficult to adj compared to the TF. Shortened by front control arms and put the TF bar back on. No issues.
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Thanks - I saw your posts in the sector shaft thread.

Is the sector shaft brace the first thing that hits when you compress the suspension?

A front view and a side view would be great. - Thanks again
The track bar will never hit the brace. The first metal to metal point that would hit on my setup (If I removed my bump stops) would be the track bar axle mount hitting the frame on the passenger side.
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TF uses stock style clevite bushings. No muss, no fuss, no DW, no wear, and easy to adj. Never seen that contact before, I assume it's a stack-up of tolerances due to the axle housing and control arm lenghts.

FWIW, I was concerned about the TF bar hitting the frame on full flex so I tried running the Poly track bar. It's OK, but uses a heim at the axle & small urethane bushing at the frame. Difficult to adj compared to the TF. Shortened by front control arms and put the TF bar back on. No issues.

I agree that adjusting the arms could be a logical solution.

Unfortunately my axle is already as far rearward as possible (it actually needs to go forward ~ .5".

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