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Old August 12th, 2017, 23:20
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Front axle not center. How do I center it? Help

Short story I bought a used 2000 XJ with 4 & half inch lift. After I got home I noticed the front sway bar links were bent like pretzels. I assumed it was from Wheeling. I bought a set of swaybar link disconnect style. While trying to install the new swaybar disconnects links. I found that the whole front axle is off-center. So the swaybar link disconnects are far apart on the driver side looking angled in. While the passenger side is super close and doesn't have enough clearance to disconnect and move up. Even the front coil springs are not in straight. My question is is there a way to center the front axle better in the XJ so things lined up correctly? I will try to post pictures later.

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Old August 13th, 2017, 02:17
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Re: Front axle not center. How do I center it? Help

you need to adjust the trackbar.

pics of your suspension and front end would help.
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Old August 13th, 2017, 05:32
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Re: Front axle not center. How do I center it? Help

Add an adjustable track bar to correct. It is possible to re-drill your axle end track bar mount but a good adjustable track bar does the best job to center the axle properly.
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Old August 13th, 2017, 08:19
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Re: Front axle not center. How do I center it? Help

I would also not be so sure to assume the links are bent.....some model year factory links (like mine) are made with bends in them.
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Old August 13th, 2017, 09:32
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Measurements and pictures would be very helpful.
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Old August 13th, 2017, 11:02
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Can I up load pictures off my phone?
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I use imgbb.com to upload pics from my phone. Or get a membership.
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I believe you can upload from your phone using the tapatalk app.
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If you see or can get a link for your pics use/copy link between [img]. (add bracket befor the slash) /img]

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Re: Front axle not center. How do I center it? Help

you are lifted way too high for a stock trackbar.

buy yourself a quality double shear unit and get rid of that axle side drop bracket.

something like this one.
https://www.claytonoffroad.com/jeep_...84_2001_ xjzj

you should really also invest in a set of Control Arm Drop brackets or Longarms. youre lifted pretty high for short arms. and stock ones to boot.
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you are lifted way too high for a stock trackbar.

buy yourself a quality double shear unit and get rid of that axle side drop bracket.

something like this one.
https://www.claytonoffroad.com/jeep_...84_2001_ xjzj

you should really also invest in a set of Control Arm Drop brackets or Longarms. youre lifted pretty high for short arms. and stock ones to boot.

The guy I bought it from said it had 4.5" lift. Not ever owning an XJ in the past 18 years of driving. It's been a learning curve. It has aftermarket: coils springs, lower control arms, shocks, & ranch steering stabilizer up front. I believe add a leafs in the rear but not sure. And who ever put the lift in didn't put the longer shackles in the rear either.

I'm fixing a lot of things the previous owners did. So I'll add a new track bar to the list with the extended brake line and rear shackles.
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