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Old 02-05-2019, 04:42 PM
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Hey guys Iím going to swap a dana 60 from an 05+ superduty and I just had a couple thoughts. With the artec truss, will I be able to use any aftermarket adjustable trackbar for an XJ? Or will I have to custom fab my own? Also with that truss will my iro rock link 3 link long arm work? It doesnít have heims at the end iíll attach a picture below. I havenít installed it yet because i just bought the cherokee and iím swapping in tons before iím even able to drive it.


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Will need a new track bar. Your 3 link will work just order the daystar or Johnny joints for the upper mounts.

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Yes, your drag link will be longer, so you will also need a longer track bar if you are going to use it on the highway. Also your upper coil perch will not be as wide as what you will have on the 60. Also you may want to check and see if you have a real 60. Many of the super duties have a Dana 55 which is still a very stout axle
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Dana 50 straight axles were only in the 99-01 Superdutys.The rest are Dana 60s. Both are strong enough to handle just about anything under an XJ.

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Yes, your drag link will be longer, so you will also need a longer track bar if you are going to use it on the highway. Also your upper coil perch will not be as wide as what you will have on the 60. Also you may want to check and see if you have a real 60. Many of the super duties have a Dana 55 which is still a very stout axle
so a normal adjustable one wonít work? and do they sell ones that do work or do i have to make one?
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When you start putting things like a D55 or 60 in, you will end up fabricating most of the brackets and links in some way or another
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i see that ruff stuff sells a kit for a diy trackbar so i will probably go with that. Just have to figure out what the different options mean
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Okay so now i’ve kinda figured it out so now my question is how do you figure out how long the track are needs to be?
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Set the jeep on jack stands at ride height your after put axle under front end and center and set at height and then you can measure the length of needed track bar!
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The track bar needs to be the same length as your drag link. Which means that you will need to kind of mock it all up at once. Also, if you draw a line from both points of articulation, they should be parallel.



You can see in this pic, my custom track bar is completely parallel with my drag link

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Not to be an ***, but you would really benefit from looking and searching.

These are usually the type of questions someone figures out long before they consider the swap.

Go over to Pirate, and read until your eyes bleed, then read through it all again...seriously.

Especially if you want a setup that not only "works", but works well.

I wouldn't trust the IRO setup if you're running tons. I've never seen a setup that was originally used on a D30 that is beefy enough that I'd run.
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Originally Posted by Freerider15 View Post
Not to be an ***, but you would really benefit from looking and searching.

These are usually the type of questions someone figures out long before they consider the swap.

Go over to Pirate, and read until your eyes bleed, then read through it all again...seriously.
Search when not logged in, because the search engine doesn't work well on this site when logged in.
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