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collinsbronco
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I need some opinions....

 

Already have 1 1/2 lift of shackle and front spring bushing....About to add 2 inch leaves and 2 inch coils for overall lift of 3 1/2...

 

Do I need to consider pitman arm or adjustable track bar?

Opinion on sway bar disconnects..

Lengthen or eliminate rear sway bar?

Any other tricks or input to help this go smooth and do the right way? I dont want to or have the money to do twice!!! I should have just hacked the fenders!!!
Thanks.

 

 

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 2000 XJ Sport, 4 1/2 lift,Dana 30, 8.25 rear, NP231,STANO front bumper, rear bumper in progress, TJ Moab wheels, ZJ V8 steering. In the process of front hoop, tires, fender trimming.

WANTED

**ZJ rear gas tank skid, KJ Liberty rear disc brakes**

 


 

February 19, 2010 at 10:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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I would say you probably would want to consider an adjustable track bar.   Pitman arm probably o.k. without.  Most cherokee guys take the rear sway bar off from what I've seen.  Take it off and run it and see how you like it.

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February 19, 2010 at 11:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

arveetek
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You might be able to get by with the stock trackbar.  I have 3.25" of lift on the front of my TJ (same basic setup) and I'm still running the stock trackbar.  My front axle is shifted to the driver's side about 1/2".  It handles and drives just fine.  Only issue is that I rub slightly when turned lock to lock on the passenger side.


Some folks say you can redrill the mounting bracket hole on the axle and relocate the stock trackbar.  In fact, that's what my Rough Country install instructions suggested I do on my kit.  I would advise against that.  I've seen the trackbars rip out of the plate as a result.


I've also been advised not to change the pitman without changing the trackbar mounting bracket.  You want the trackbar and draglink to be parallel at all times, otherwise you'll end up with bad bumpsteer.


If you can afford it, I would suggest an adjustable trackbar.  That would be the best scenario.


Casey


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95 Chevy Tahoe 2 door, 6.5L turbodiesel, 285/75R16 Kenda Klever M/T's on Toyota steelies, some other goodies.  Overlanding Fun

February 20, 2010 at 10:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

collinsbronco
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any opinions on sway bar disconnects?

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 2000 XJ Sport, 4 1/2 lift,Dana 30, 8.25 rear, NP231,STANO front bumper, rear bumper in progress, TJ Moab wheels, ZJ V8 steering. In the process of front hoop, tires, fender trimming.

WANTED

**ZJ rear gas tank skid, KJ Liberty rear disc brakes**

 


 

February 23, 2010 at 11:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

arveetek
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I made my own disconnects!  The lift kit I purchased came with extended sway bar links, and then I removed the bolt that was in the axle bracket, and used a pin and clip in its place.


This is where I got my information:


http://www.4x4xplor.com/homediscos.html


I really like them, they've worked great for nearly a year now, and don't really rattle at all.


Casey


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95 Chevy Tahoe 2 door, 6.5L turbodiesel, 285/75R16 Kenda Klever M/T's on Toyota steelies, some other goodies.  Overlanding Fun

February 24, 2010 at 9:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

arveetek
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Here's a pic of my homemade discos:




For a larger picture, you can click here:


http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/83/39/39343983/photos/%2097%20TJ%20/HPIM3690.JPG


Casey




February 24, 2010 at 5:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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