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Old 04-28-2010, 06:52 AM
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Aggie007 Track Bar Revisited

I was asked if I could make an aftermarket track bar set-up that was bolt-on. This is my first crack at it that I am going to trial on my truck. Upper bracket bolts to the driver side coil bucket and the lower mount will bolt onto the passengers-side radius arm mount (flat plate for bump stop). I am in process of painting the brackets and hopefully be installed by this weekend.

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looks awesome how much lift is it for?
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Heck yeah. Your design is 100x's better than the stock ball joint design. Is it going to look like the one on your truck? Or is that weld on?

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Looks good. I like the skull...
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Good work...theres a market for a reasonably prices adjustable and no ball joint track bar

If your into fabbing...you may also want to look into making up a drag link/center link, without the 2 piece design like stock but with heims at each end.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:09 AM
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looks awesome how much lift is it for?
I figure 4"-14" of lift. Too little and you run into clearance issues with the engine cross-member.

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Heck yeah. You design is 100x's better than the stock ball joint design. Is it going to look like the one on your truck? Or is that weld on?
The lower mount on the current track bar is weld on. This one will bolt-in using (4) 7/16" bolts.

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Good work...theres a market for a reasonably prices adjustable and no ball joint track bar

If your into fabbing...you may also want to look into making up a drag link/center link, without the 2 piece design like stock but with heims at each end.
Tie rod-ends are designed for steering, heims are not. TRE's usually have more misalignment capability than heims. TRE's are cheaper, stronger and last longer in a steering application, especially if the rig's going on the street.

The steering would be a little tricky since the lower bar would have to have bends similar to the factory link around the diff. cover and heims really need to be double-shear mounted, which makes things much more difficult to have a bolt-in kit. The TREs are cheaper too.

Here is one of my old set-ups, I don't have a double shear set-up and I should have:



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That will work too...takes the weak 2 piece stock setup out of the equation.
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Aggie, put me down on the list. If you decide to make these.
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I have about 3-4k miles on my track bar. Looks great and handling is really good, much better than stock. I'll try to get pics up tonight or tomorrow. My digital is in the Guadalupe River, so they will be crappy cell phone pics.
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