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 Post subject: Track bar and steering
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:57 am 
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I will be installing a new steering crossover kit and adjustable front track bar on the Jeep. I would like some info on the best way to make sure the axle is in the right place to install the track bar. Also is there any alignment guys on here? I would like to get the steering as close as possible and then take it for an alignment. Anyone with info, please, let me know!!

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 Post subject: Re: Track bar and steering
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:38 am 
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I was just searching for the same thing and came across this, it might help http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html

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 Post subject: Re: Track bar and steering
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:44 pm 
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If you want to be really anal about the location of the axle for track bar location:
Measure from ball joint to ball joint, at the halfway point mark the axle (exact center of axle).
Next, measure your frame width, at the half way point mark something (oil pan?).
Then take a plumbob and hang it from the center point of the frame rails (may have to hang it from a magnet). Align the centerline mark you made on the axle with the tip of the plumbob.

Or just do what I do, eyeball it...

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 Post subject: Re: Track bar and steering
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:45 pm 
On the alignment, just take a tape measure, and measure outside lug to outside lug on the front of the tires, then, take the same measurement on the back of the tires, or, as close to the back as your lower control arms will allow. Adjust till the rear measurement is 1/8-1/16 more than the front measurement. This will give you about the right amount of toe in. I did this after lifting mine, and when I got it aligned, the guy that aligned it was like, "you aligned this with a tape measure?" I said, "Yeah, why? He said I was only .2 degrees out of spec!


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 Post subject: Re: Track bar and steering
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:46 pm 
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All installed! Need to get alignment checked out now! Teraflex track bar is great and easy to adjust while on the Jeep. Rugged Ridge steering crossover was easy also. Twice the size of factory stuff.

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