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Trailfrog
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My stock rear trackbar bracket broke last spring and when I had the JKS relocation bracket installed they actually removed the stock bracket.  I found a JK OE Replacement Trackbar Bracket at Northridge 4x4 and would like to get it and have it welded on.  My question is I heard somewhere that you have to be careful welding on the axle tube for some reason.  What do I need to know to have this welded on?

December 25, 2011 at 9:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Randy, with all the welding i've had on my axles I've been told it's several things. 1. Heat: boiling your axle fluid causes it to break down prematurely and lose lubricity, leading to parts failure. This can be offset by using a spray on heat dispersal fluid or welding very short sections at a time. 2. Warping your axle: welding a long longitudinal run can warp the axle as it cools and contracts. Recommended that only short sections be welded at a time and allowed to cool, or the axle be reverse torqued with a chain and bottle jack. This method can be seen on JKowners "ultimate dana 44 axle build". I have a skyjacker elevated rear track bar mount that actually incorporates the stock bracket if u need it.
December 26, 2011 at 1:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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