View Full Version : XJ track bar mounts

12-17-2006, 01:47 PM
anyone done anything to make the stock mount a little beefier? Im thinking about making a new one, and cutting of the end of the trac bar to put a bushing on it instead. Also get a lot creaking from the front, any ideas what the usual culprits are threre?

12-17-2006, 10:29 PM
I have the exact same problem with my 98 XJ. I have to re-tighten the mount every 2 months and the noises go away.

RE makes an upgrade for $80

12-18-2006, 12:11 AM
umm do ya realy need the thing :dontknow:

12-18-2006, 07:09 AM
umm do ya realy need the thing :dontknow:

It kind of holds your axle from sliding out from under your vehicle. so... yeah... you do.

Mr Vic
12-18-2006, 11:06 AM
on the cherokees the track bar is important since it is a linked suspension, on the yj's we can get away without one since the leafs hold the axle in place and stop side to side movement. the control arm bushings can be problem for the creaking noise. maybe old rubber bushings need replacing or just re-tighten everything like throttle mentioned.

12-18-2006, 01:59 PM
:s30x: oooooooooooo i see thanx for that mr vic:rolleyes:

12-18-2006, 11:53 PM
I ended up using an impact wratchet to tighten it. Anyone have any idea what the torque is on these?

12-19-2006, 12:17 AM
There is a specific torque for any bolt depending on size and grade but on those trac bar mounts I use the German torque wrench setting "Goodentight" I just hit em pretty hard with the impact myself.

12-19-2006, 07:06 AM
haha ok good. Wasn't sure if I was going to destroy those hyme joint bushings on it by doing so.