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87 XJ front axle is shifted over


 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:52 am    Post subject: 87 XJ front axle is shifted over Reply with quote

i just bought a 87 xj with a 6" lift and the front axle is shifted over. is there any way to correct that? it seems that the control arms are bent, is there a chance that the track bar is bent as well any help would be cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you sure that the track bar doesn't need to be adjusted?

assuming it has an adjustable track bar. With a 6" lift I'm sure it does have one.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no it doesnt have an adjustable one does it need one?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

with 3" and over it should have one.chances are it still has the stock trackbar with 6" which is a scary though.

how about a picture to confirm ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im possitive its stock were can i get an ajustable one
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can shop around online or if you have a local 4x4 shop. I buy from http://www.eoronline.com/index.html. They are some good ole boys from my area.
Other things you may want to look into...

TRANSFER CASE DROP- you can make one of these yourself- basically you need to add a spacer (1" thick) between the frame (like structure) & the cross beam thingy holding your transfer case up.

BRAKE LINES-should be steel braided- need to get the right length. There are plastic coated steel brake lines that look nice.

DROP PITMAN ARM-some peeps recommend these. I have one, but not installed yet.

TRACK BAR RELOCATION BRACKET-some peeps use these. I personally do not have one...

I was advised to get a long arm kit to raise mine anymore. I currently have 4.5" lift. These long arm kits don't come cheap, but you get what you pay for.

You probably should check your axle fluids just to make sure everything is good. When I bought mine, it had no fluid in the front end! So I ended up buying new gears shorly afterwards.

Good luck with your new toy & adventure!
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