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So maybe a dumb question....I have a 2" lift on my 98XJ. I'm buying a new Adjustable Track Bar. I also need a new Steering Stabilizer, I found out I needed an Adjustable Track Bar because of the lift. Do I need or is there such a thing as an Adjustable Steering Stabilizer?
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No there is no adjustable steering stabilizer. With a 2 inch lift you probably don't need an adjustable track bar. But you could go ahead and put one in it.

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No there is no adjustable steering stabilizer. With a 2 inch lift you probably don't need an adjustable track bar. But you could go ahead and put one in it.

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chasing a wobble?

sounds like a waste of to me. maybe repair the bushings in your current track bar? look for ovals where there were once circles on both TB mounting points.
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yea its got a wobble. Bushing look good. A mechanic friend of mine said that the Track needed to be replaced. So I got the TB in. I had to go from a 1/2 inch mounting bolt to a 3/8 which made me nervous. When do I had the Grease to the bushings? The bushing on the new TB is basically flat after I tightened everything.
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yea its got a wobble. Bushing look good. A mechanic friend of mine said that the Track needed to be replaced. So I got the TB in. I had to go from a 1/2 inch mounting bolt to a 3/8 which made me nervous. When do I had the Grease to the bushings? The bushing on the new TB is basically flat after I tightened everything.
Grease doesn't really go with bushings. were the mounting holes in good shape? lots of things can create a wobble. May or may not need a TB, you're just kinda throwing parts at it. "mechanic friend" know anything about lifted jeeps?
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Grease doesn't really go with bushings. were the mounting holes in good shape? lots of things can create a wobble. May or may not need a TB, you're just kinda throwing parts at it. "mechanic friend" know anything about lifted jeeps?
I guess whatever needed to be greased comes pre-greased. The mounting holes didnt seem bad at all. I did notice some movement in the Steering Linkage, is there supposed to be any play there? Hes pretty savvy with vehicles. He didn't say it needed to be, I just thought it was a good idea. With it being such a common problem with Jeeps.
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Not supposed to have movement in any of the joints in the steering system. If you do, it needs to be fixed
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Not supposed to have movement in any of the joints in the steering system. If you do, it needs to be fixed
I kind of thought so. we didn't get a chance to check everything steering wise down there

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check control arm bushings, TRE's, ball joints and axle u joints
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