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Old 12-29-2010, 11:27 AM   #1
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Hey guys I just ordered a Rustys offroad track bar. Was just curious if i needed a tie rod puller to get my stock tie rod end of the track bar off of the mounting bracket. Or can i simply pry/bang on it to remove it so i dont have to rent a puller? Also will the new one just slip into place? Or do i have to have a special tool for that as well? Thanks for all the help!!!
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Rusty's trackbars are complete junk. The heims are a well-known failure point. Get your money back.
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Rusty's trackbars are complete junk. The heims are a well-known failure point. Get your money back.
Really? mine looks like pure beef....hmmmmm
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Rusty's trackbars are complete junk. The heims are a well-known failure point. Get your money back.
They have improved that design. That problem was from earlier generation track bars. I personally run a Rustys double sheer and don't have an issue with that
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yea this is the new one 1.50 dom and 22mm threads heavy as ****
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Thanks for all the input guys but the real question i have is about how to install/remove the old one.
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dont order any thing with heim joints period for street vechicles the arte not easy to replace when you break them
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Buy/rent the fork looking thing from a Autozone... wedges in there and beat it with a hammer... takes them right off... $20 maybe and a tool you will use all the time... mines wore out from ball joints and everything else... lol
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I got mine off with a pickle fork

If the TRE on the frame side gives you trouble, just remove the 4 bolts holding the mount in place and remove it. If the nut is rusted you dont have a lot of room to work.

Once the whole thing is off you can whack, bang and pickle it with a lot more leverage
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I run a rustys bar and it is fine
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does it have heim joints on both ends
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if its any thing like remo veing tres from steerring links with out the fork you should be able to back off the nut and then hit here with a good size hammer where the yellow arrow is dont beat ther hell out of it just good hard smacks
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dont order any thing with heim joints period for street vechicles the arte not easy to replace when you break them
and when have YOU broken one? im sure you never ever have and never will.
they are easy to replace you get them anywhere from offroad shops to ebay to ballistic fab to rustys to ruffstuffspecialties....
sounds like its easy to get them to me IF you ever had a defective one.

as for the trac bar you should be able to knock it out with a hammer. it took me about 15 mins to get mine off. i also hate rustys trac bars but ill let you keep an open mind about them and see for yourself because their parts do work out for some people.
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i saying you break one sunday you aint getting it on monday for a daily driver
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