JKOwners Forum banner
1 - 20 of 29 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm currently installing the RK X-Factor 5.5" with 3.5" springs. I also have the heavy duty tie rod.

My problem is this. The front RK trackbar with the heim joint does not fit into the RK lower trackbar bracket. It's not even close.

The rear track bar bracket is plenty wide, but the front is obviously built smaller. I've searched the web, and have not found an answer.

I can't be the first to have this issue. What am I doing wrong, or are there two styles of front trackbar brackets? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kevin
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,214 Posts
Do you have the two inserts that go into the heim? The misalignment spacers.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,514 Posts
I believe RK uses a 14mm heim joint that doesn't use inserts.

Are you installing the relocation bracket?

Do you have pics.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
There is clearly a difference in width between the front and rear track bar brackets, however, both track bars have the same heim.

Is the front supposed to have a narrower heim?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,514 Posts
My RK came with a heim that has an oversized ball and uses a 14mm bolt. I couldn't use a standard 3/4 heim with misalignment spacers.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,514 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,514 Posts
Does it look like this?
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,214 Posts
I believe RK uses a 14mm heim joint that doesn't use inserts.

Are you installing the relocation bracket?

Do you have pics.
My front RK bar with a stock bracket came with and uses spacers on the heim in. The rear RK bar I've installed here with an RK axle side bracket used spacers as well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,514 Posts
My front RK bar with a stock bracket came with and uses spacers on the heim in. The rear RK bar I've installed here with an RK axle side bracket used spacers as well.
Pics may help; the above is my RK set up and does not have misalignment spacers. It uses a special Hybrid heim joint, not my favorite subject.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,514 Posts
Do those spacers come out of the heim?

I've bitched about the special 14mm joint. It would be nice if they got rid of it.

Goody - I now understand what you are talking about. Mine looks like fixeruppers but the ball is complete.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,214 Posts
Goody - I now understand what you are talking about. Mine looks like fixeruppers but the ball is complete.
Cool. Here is a pic anyway



Sent via paper airplane
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,175 Posts
Can you install it without the heim spacers on there?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Can you install it without the heim spacers on there?
No, for two reasons. First is that it would be very loose in the ears, and would require a lot of shimming. Secondly, and most important, those spacers hold the bolt that holds the track bar on. Without the spacers installed, it is a very large hole in the heim.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,514 Posts
They sent you the wrong joint (spacers) it should look like Fixeruppers.

The only "now" option I see is grind down the spacers to fit.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,514 Posts
1 - 20 of 29 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top