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How to Install a Rough Country Front Track Bar Bracket on your 2007-2014 Wrangler JK

Installation Time

1 hours

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NOTICE TO DEALER AND VEHICLE OWNER


Any vehicle equipped with any Rough Country product should have a “Warning to Driver” decal installed on the inside of the windshield or on the vehicle’s dash. The decal should act as a constant reminder for whoever is operating the vehicle of its unique handling characteristics.


Installation Instructions


1. Remove the stock stabilizer and bracket from the axle mount using a 18mm wrench See Photo 1.
2. Install the track rod bracket as shown on the stock mount. See Photo 2.


3. Install the crush sleeve with the stock hardware as shown in Photo 3. Do not tighten at this time.


4. Install the supplied u-bolt and nuts in the bracket as shown in Photo 4. Do not tighten at this time.


24. Install the two 3/8” x 1 1/4” bolts, washer and nuts in the new bracket and supplied stabilizer bracket if reusing the stock stabilizer in the far left holes as shown. If not installing the stock stabilizer, the two 3/8” x 1 1/4” bolts will be installed in the two far left holes in the bracket with out the supplied stabilizer bracket. See Photo 16.


25. Drill the rear mount using a 3/8” drill bit and install the 3/8” x 1 1/4” bolt, washer and flange lock nut. See Photo 17.


26. Tighten all 3/8” hardware using a 9/16” wrench.
27. This next two steps will be performed if the stock stabilizer is retained. On 07-10 Models mark the location on the factory tie rod bracket on the tie rod and loosen the u-bolt nuts using a 13mm wrench. Slide the bracket down 1 1/4” rotate to position the stud up as shown and retighten tie rod end bracket. See Photo 18.
28. On 2011 models loosen the tie rod bracket using a 15mm wrench. Mark original location and move the bracket 1 1/2” and rotate the tie rod bracket as shown to allow full stroke of the stabilizer cylinder. See Photo 19.


29. Install the factory stabilizer in the new track rod / stabilizer mount with the body of the stabilizer on the axle mount with stock hardware and tighten using a 18mm socket / wrench. See Photo 20.

30. Install the stock track bar into the new track rod bracket using the supplied 14mm x 80mm bolt, washer and lock nut. Tighten using a 21mm & 22 mm socket / wrench. See Photo 20