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Currie Trackbar Installation Write Up by JLS 8/22/2006
Fix That Bump Steer! ◆◆◇◇ Medium
After the install of my 4” lift kit I started to hear all sorts of noise coming from my steering components during turns. In addition to the noises I was hearing the track bar relocation bracket created too much leverage on the stock mounting location and continually needed tightening, compromising safety. In short, the dropped pitman arm that was included with the lift and installed along with the track bar relocation bracket played havoc with my steering geometry. Currie Enterprises and 4x4GroupBuy.com to the rescue with adjustable front track bar CE-9120.
Tools & Parts Needed
9/16” drill bit (sharp)
13/16” socket (for the frame mount bolt-test your bolt at the hardware store before you buy this as mine was a bit loose)
Large Crescent wrench for the jam nut
A typical socket set will be needed for the axle side mount
Improper steering geometry
Increased safety (as long as the Johnny Joint doesn’t go bad)
Odd noises caused by improper steering geometry
After Lift and Before any Fixes
After Lift with stock pitman arm and track bar bracket
Job Hours2-3hours depending on your skill level
This is where the write-up picks up…
Second: Grab your BFH and pickle fork and go to town… it takes quite a few whacks. I started small and worked my way up to pretty hard and it loosened fairly easy. If the pickle fork doesn’t get yours loose you can try a puller but the pickle fork should be plenty.
*Note from Michael: You can also hit the tie rod end of the track bar directly with the hammer to remove the trackbar.
Sixth: Take measurements and make sure your axle is centered under the vehicle. Have a friend help with the measuring. Once it is centered attach and tighten the axle end of the track bar.
Eighth: grease fittings
After Lift and all Fixed
CE-9120 to anyone looking for a sturdy track bar. (the JKS version OGS125 is exactly the same)
PM JLS with questions.
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