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Old 10-24-2012, 10:21 AM   #46
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Did you get the IRO double sheer trac bar? If so it's pure beef and will be longer lasting than the RC one. (sorry Jason but it's true.)
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FWIW, I have the exact lift setup that you have, and I didn't need any special adjustment to get the track bar to fit. I used the recommend control arm lengths as well, and everything lined up.

On the other hand, I think you'll be happy with the IRO track bar over the RC. The RC is not nearly as beefy, and mine has already been destroyed in less than a year of moderate wheeling. I'll be upgrading to a double sheer style to eliminate that tie rod end.
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I did end up grabbing the IRO double sheer. I was just going to go with the standard TB with the TRE for the frame side mount but decided I may as well pony up the extra $50 and only have to do it once.

I really don't plan on doing a lot of hard wheeling but it'll be nice to know that it's not going to break down on me if I do decide to go after it.
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Well, looks like I should have an update for you guys (OEJ comes to mind here) tonight, the tracking number for the new TB says it's out for delivery. I'll try to get this on when I get home from work and post up some pics.
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i just took a pry bar and bent mine a tad up mine actually had nothign to do with the measurments the trackbar was sittign flush in moutn and the bend in the bar slightly rubbed a pry bar and you should be good dont be afraid its not gonna break!
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i just took a pry bar and bent mine a tad up mine actually had nothign to do with the measurments the trackbar was sittign flush in moutn and the bend in the bar slightly rubbed a pry bar and you should be good dont be afraid its not gonna break!

I'm really not sure what you just said there. I think you're saying you bent the track bar mounting bracket on the axle side. If that's what you're suggesting I have turned that down as a solution because a properly fitting track bar should not require you to bend the mounting bracket for it to not bind/rub on anything.

I'll be installing the IRO track bar tonight and report back with the results.
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Awesome Trumpster. I will be waiting.lol.
and thank you.
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if u have ever worked on cars or truck stuff doesnt always fit right actually most of the time.... nuf said ur thread gl
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Sorry I wasn't able to get this posted last night, but the IRO double sheer bolted up with little persuasion and has no binding at all. The line was MAYBE 1/2'' off from being perfect to make it no front to back angle but there is no bind anywhere and with the bolts torqued down it fits just like it should.

At this point I have to go with the fact that the RC TB that I got simply was not right. Had I adjusted my control arms longer out I would have ended up with almost no room between the bumper edge of the fender flare and the tire (about 1/2'' on that side leaving well over 1 and 1/2'' on the body side of the Jeep).

I took a couple of pics and I'll get those posted sometime today.

Good luck OEJ!!
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Refund time great its fixed.
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glad you got this solved, sorry to hear you got the bad track bar, maybe they will refund the track bar for you... hopefully
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Hopefully, I guess we'll find out. They have done great on the customer service front so far. I guess if worst comes to worst I can sell it to someone with a disclaimer that it didn't work out on my rig. Who knows, maybe it'll work out better for a TJ since that's what the document that came with it said it was for

Now I just have to get the rear main seal replaced and seal up the leak in the fresh air intake (yay dash removals!) and I'll be set for a while.

Thanks for all the input from everyone here!
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Cool im glad it worked out for you bro. my lift is on and i had NO issues with the t/b. I set myupr c/a's @ 15.25-15.5" as instructed by IRO....Btw.. thats the lift i got.

me and my buddy had it done in about 8-9 hrs. we took some needed breaks. mostly me due to my arthritus. i am posting pics in the lift thread for those who are interested, and also in what u do to ur jeep...
thanks alot Trumpster.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:43 PM   #59
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i installed my lift yesterday and had no issues with my rc trackbar. i set my upr c/a's @ 15.25-15.50 and the tb went right in.
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i installed my lift yesterday and had no issues with my rc trackbar. i set my upr c/a's @ 15.25-15.50 and the tb went right in.
I'm glad that your lift worked out OEJ! I finished mine up with the IRO track bar with the control arms adjusted at 16.5'' (lower) and 15.5'' (upper) if I remember correctly. No change in the adjustment from the RC track bar VS. the IRO track bar. Pics below.

Final update here for those who are interested. Any other questions or comments I'll reply to but there really isn't anything left for me to say after this.

Had the Jeep aligned yesterday and toe and caster were right where they needed to be, nothing was out of line.

All 3 track bars, left to right: stock, RC, IRO

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Clearly there is a shape difference. Note that the line on the stock TB and the IRO TB are straight from mounting point to mounting point and the RC TB angles.

All 3 track bars, front to back: IRO, RC, stock

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IRO TB mounted in the vehicle, no binding.

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A closer view of the same thing.

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