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    Andy, thanks for the offer. I have been driving it and I have to say it is a definite improvement. Much more solid. I didn't realize what was happening to the old one that was all tied into the stock stuff. I have been driving around without a stabilizer and not having trouble with the wobbles. Also got rid of a mysterious popping sound that I could never find too. I was fabbing up brackets for the stabilizer yesterday. Had to quit last night when my #7 cheapie drill bit got to dull to drill. I have been making a clamp for my aluminum tie rods that won't slip. I will post a pic when I have it done and painted.
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    well let me know if you decide to try it. I had the same thing happen to my old XJ on a trail the entire factory bracket ripped off because of the leverage from my raised track bar. The lesson i learned: never weld to factory bracketery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironmanandy View Post
    well let me know if you decide to try it. I had the same thing happen to my old XJ on a trail the entire factory bracket ripped off because of the leverage from my raised track bar. The lesson i learned: never weld to factory bracketery.

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    I learned this lesson too. It is all 1/4" now
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
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    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Wow, glad you noticed it soon enough. While in moab, my brothers upper track bar mount started to rip off the frame. Luckily we noticed it before we hit the highway home.

    Looks like its coming along nicely. Any plans on getting a front d44?

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    I will be upgrading my axles, but not with a D44. However I am at a standstill on that because my budget needs upgrading too
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Isn't that the case for all of use. So d60 then?

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    I have a wee story about a broken track bar, Afew years ago while competeing in a NZ winch Challenge I hit a BIG rock at quite high speed, I still don't know how it didn't tear the wheel Clean OFF, at the end of the stage we checked and found the Heay duty track bar was bent, we tried to straighten it but it was too tough so we lived with it for the final stage. It was a 100km highway trip back to the camp, it had a bad wobble but we just put it down to mud in the wheels. At the camp they had a power wash for the trucks and I drove into the paddock washed my truck and driving back to my tent the bar snaped clean off. NO STEERING !!! had it happened on the highway , Doesn't bare thinking about. cheers Leon

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    Yeah, shocking isn't it. Wakes you right up.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Upgrades are looking nice, Steve~~ Look forward to seeing the axle upgrade once your budget upgrade is located and complete!! I can't wait for that upgrade myself!!
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    Thanks. Fixing my good Griffin radiator now, looks like a few cents worth of JB Weld will do it. Then upgrades will be on hold for awhile until I can turn some more money. The track bar I made for this worked awesome. But I had to ditch the sway bar to do it. But I have a plan that would work for anyone with a set of long arms for a sway bar that needs no disconnects for full articulation and definitely cheaper than the Curie solution for that.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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