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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Yeah, I'm seeing that in the pics too. I swear when I measured it, they were closer, but looking at the string, it looks like TB needs to come up at the bottom. So if I do a drop pitman arm and track bar up above on the frame, they have to be lowered the same correct? They can't be different up top no matter what, right?
    This is ASSUMING they are what's causing the sensation you're feeling. I haven't driven your Jeep so it's hard to say for sure. BUT, if this is the source of it, you will want to install a dropped pitman arm and LOWER your track bar mount at the frame and of an amount that will allow both the track bar and drag link to be parallel to each other. This will help to bring your steering geometry back closer to where it was from the factory and that's more in line with your axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    You can't raise it at the axle as it's mounted from underneath. It has to be dropped at the frame but I agree, they don't look quite as parallel as they could be and this could be causing some of what's being felt. Also, the angle of both the drag link and the track bar could benefit from a correction so that both are sitting more level to the axle as well.
    Oops! My bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    You can't raise it at the axle as it's mounted from underneath.
    Yep. Just checked it. No room above the bolt at all. It's staying there.

    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    This is ASSUMING they are what's causing the sensation you're feeling. I haven't driven your Jeep so it's hard to say for sure. BUT, if this is the source of it, you will want to install a dropped pitman arm and LOWER your track bar mount at the frame and of an amount that will allow both the track bar and drag link to be parallel to each other. This will help to bring your steering geometry back closer to where it was from the factory and that's more in line with your axle.
    Thanks for the info. I will look into this. Not sure if I want to spend the money on the gamble, lol. It is tolerable right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Yep. Just checked it. No room above the bolt at all. It's staying there.



    Thanks for the info. I will look into this. Not sure if I want to spend the money on the gamble, lol. It is tolerable right now.
    If it's tolerable, I would leave well enough alone. If you have the means, installing a track bar drop at the frame to bring it in line with your drag link wouldn't hurt anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    If it's tolerable, I would leave well enough alone. If you have the means, installing a track bar drop at the frame to bring it in line with your drag link wouldn't hurt anything.
    Ok. Thanks.

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    Fixed. Drag link flip and adjustable track bar bracket that came with the new axle fixed the issue.

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