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post #1 of 24 Old 02-25-2010, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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flip track bar?

Can you flip the track bar from the bottom to the top on the axle side to give a better relationship between the two bars? i searched but couldn't find anything.
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Yes you can.

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is it simply unbolting it and flipping it or does it need to be reemed or anything?
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It is a ball joint on the bottom end. Unbolt the nut and remove the trac bar, you might have to beat it down to get it off, I used a rubber mallet and it was pretty easy. The ball joint will need to be pressed out, you can rent a ball joint kit from the auto parts store for this for free. I had to cut an inch or so at the end of my lower trac-bar ball joint to get the ball joint tool to work. I didn't cut into the treads, just cut hexagonal section used for tightening. Depending on how many miles you have, it might be worth just replacing the lower ball joint anyways.

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i just had a quick glance at mine & it looks like the track bar may interfere with the steering linkage if i move it but it would improve the relationship between the 2 bars.is that ever an issue? does anyone have a pic of that mod?
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i didn't do mine this weekend or i would get pic up for you. It shouldn't interfer
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No reason to do this unless you are at say 8"+ more like 10" lift...but this is indeed how the LARGE lifts run the track bar.

While your under there....measure the drag link, and have a solid one built up with heims on each end that you can adjust to center the wheel...take that 2 piece weak unit off there...you have just made major strength gains to your steering.

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mine is just over 8" & looks like that would help. also i would like to go a little higher soon so i can go to a 40" tire.im on 37s now.does flipping the track bar shift the diff over at all ?
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I would think it would shift the axle towards the passenger side by just a little bit.
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You will want an adjustable trac-bar. I will get pic of mine up tonight when I get home.

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