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Ran a search on this topic - didn't find much discussion.

I'd really like to get some insight on how the tracbar affects DW. I have Rusty's adj. tracbar on my '88XJ and have heard rumor that the combination of that tracbar with the stock setup creates probs. What I'm wondering is if replacing the tie-rod end at the framerail with a heim will improve on-road performance (aka reduce DW), or if the gains will be in off-road wear only. Does Rusty sell this conversion?

Also, how much improvement w/ a 5" lift can be gained by moving the mounting positions to lessen angle and reduce strains on the tracbar bracket at the frame?

Who can shed some light on this subject?

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keep the rod end, if you drill out the frame bracket to accept the bolt going through the heim, it will most likely waller out from the stress and bolt, you want to keep the taper of the rod end, if the rod end is jacked up, get a new one.
 

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Thanks, Borton. I was hoping you'd chime in on this.

I have seen pics of an altered tracbar bracket to accept a heim (i.e. RE's setup - I think). You don't think it's a viable solution? I know you have what looks like a tracbar spanning between the right-side framerail and the tracbar bracket on your XJ. Was that intended to solidify the frame-end of the tracbar to reduce play up there? I wonder how much that little bit of play in the bracket, combined with the inherent "up-and-down" play of the rod end, is adding to my DW prob.

Also, what about the angle on the tracbar? At 5", would it be worth the trouble to move the axle mount up to flatten out that angle? I know you've done a lot of work on yours, so you must have some wisdom to share about all this. <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0">

PS I know the left side on my XJ is much less prone to wobbling from jarring motions on-road than the right side. That's largely what's making me wonder about the tracbar.
 
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