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After putting on a 3in lift on my wife's rig, the axle had shifted to the driver's side by about 1in causing the vehicle to track horrible.

I have read alot about moving the track bar 3/4 of an inch over to compensate and save your self 100+ bucks on a new adjustable track bar. I have no welder so I cannot make my own. So here we go.

First removed the 15mm bolt for some reason this bolt feels like it is torqued to 150 ft lbs I had to used my floor jack and a breaker to get it loose and that was with PB Blaster.





Once I got the bolt out I measure 3/4 of an inch over and drilled my hole. I used a small pilot hole then drilled it out with a 7/16 bit.



I had a hard time getting the axle to line up on the new hole so I used some cajun engineering and came up with this.



scissor jack in the middle

Lined it up perfectly woo hoo.

Popped the bolt back in there and tightened the hell out of it.



Took it for a test drive and realized (with the help of Blue thanks bud) that since I moved the axle over my steering wheel was pratically upsided down with the wheels straight. Felt weird to drive it like that.




So I loosened up both of these also 15mm and turned it out till the wheel was straight. I turned it with my hand I was surprised at how simple it was with this 21 year old vehicle.



Back to driving straight!

 

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I had a hard time getting the axle to line up on the new hole so I used some cajun engineering and came up with this.



scissor jack in the middle
Handy tip: If you have someone to help you, an easy way to line up the trackbar is simply have someone get in the Jeep, start the engine, and turn the steering wheel. With the trackbar disconnected the steering will shift the body to the left or right pretty readily, allowing you to line up the trackbar and mount. :thumbsup:
 

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Yeah Yeah Yeah well... I didn't know first time doing it. Either way I got it dun. If I had only known it would be that easy.
 

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That's awesome though! I love those kinds of Cajun solutions (we are not so precise, we just call 'em redneck fixin's :D). Whatever gets the job done :cheers:
 

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cool now i know how to get my jeep back to normal!
 

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i think i did a write up on it to, yeah and heres how to align everything, mud or kyle or 2000xj gave me the tj link, it applies to xjs though. i do it all the time. anytime you lift you need to re align:p trust me i know as i was once a death wobble suffer:p
this is by far the easiest to understand write up ive found so save it someplace, sooner or later it will save you some money
TJ Toe-in Alignment - 1
 

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i think i did a write up on it to, yeah and heres how to align everything, mud or kyle or 2000xj gave me the tj link, it applies to xjs though. i do it all the time. anytime you lift you need to re align:p trust me i know as i was once a death wobble suffer:p
this is by far the easiest to understand write up ive found so save it someplace, sooner or later it will save you some money
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I use Stu's site for stuff regarding the jeep. Alot of the TJ stuff is the same as the XJ. :thumbsup:

By the way, you can do it without paint. I used to use paint all the time but now I just use a sharp flat-head screwdriver and it marks a line on the tire pretty good.
 

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xj stryker, hows it holding up now? im probably gonna do the same,i heard if you only drill over half the distance the wheel sticks out to correct it, like if the wheel was out an inch toy would drill over only half a inch, but did 3/4 work fine for you? also before you did this mod the jeep still drove straight right?, like it was off but im assuming you can hold the wheel a to correct it.
 

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xj stryker, hows it holding up now? im probably gonna do the same,i heard if you only drill over half the distance the wheel sticks out to correct it, like if the wheel was out an inch toy would drill over only half a inch, but did 3/4 work fine for you? also before you did this mod the jeep still drove straight right?, like it was off but im assuming you can hold the wheel a to correct it.
I whent as far as possible on my old xj but i was about 6" lifted
 
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