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How to Install a Rough Country Forged Front Adjustable Track Bar, 4-6 in Lift on your 1997-2006 Jeep

Installation Time

2 hours

Tools Required
  • 17/32 DRILL BIT
  • 29/32” DRILL BIT
  • DRILL MOTOR
  • 19MM SOCKET
  • 18MM SOCKET
  • 17MM SOCKET
  • 15MM SOCKET
  • 5/8” WRENCH/SOCKET
  • 11/16” Wrench
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Thank you for choosing Rough Country for your Jeep off road needs.

Please read all the instructions before beginning the installation.

PRODUCT USE INFORMATION

We will be happy to answer any questions regarding our products by calling us @ 800-222-7023. Rough Country will not be responsible for any product that is altered. This kit is for use with vehicles lifted 2 1/2” -8” of lift. This kit will not work on a non lifted vehicle.

KIT CONTENTS
1-TRACK ROD BRACKET
1-POLY BAG CONTAINING
1-1/2” X 1 3/4” BOLT
2-1/2” X 3 3/4” BOLT
3-1/2” NUT
1-1/2 WASHER
1-10MM BOLT
1-10MM NUT
2-3/8” WASHERS
2-FRAME CRUSH SLEEVES
1-12MM BOLT
1-12MM FLANGE NUT
1-ADJ FORGED TRACK BAR



PLEASE NOTE A EXTENDED PITMAN ARM IS RECOMMENDED WHEN INSTALLING THIS KIT TO ENSURE THE VEHICLE DOES NOT DEVELOP BUMPSTEER. PART #6605 IS AVAILABLE FROM YOUR ROUGH COUNTRY DEALER. PLEASE CALL 1-800-222-7023 FOR DETAILS

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

1. Remove the track rod from the axle and from the frame using a 15mm (axle) & 18mm wrench (frame).
2. Install the track rod bracket as shown with the 1/2” x 1 3/4”, washer & nut in the stock track rod mount. Make sure the bracket is flat against the frame. Snug but do not fully tighten at this time. Photo 1.
3. Using the bracket as a guide, mark and drill the two side holes through the inner and outer frame as shown in Photo 2 using a 17/32” drill bit. Make sure to keep the drill level when drilling.



4. Remove the bracket and enlarge the outside holes using a 29/32” bit. . See Photo 3.
5. Install the supplied crush sleeves as shown in Photo 4 and reinstall the bracket.



6. Secure to the frame using the supplied 1/2” x 3 3/4” bolts, washers and nuts & 1/2” x 1 3/4” bolts, washers & nuts. Tighten the 1/2” x 1 3/4” bolts to 65ft/lbs with a 19mm socket and the 1/2” x 4 1/2’ bolts using a 19mm wrench /socket to 80ft/lbs. See Photo 5.

7. Install the track rod in the factory mount on the axle with the supplied 10mm bolt, washers & nut. Do not tighten at this time. See Photo 6.

8. Swing up the track bar in the new track bar bracket with the supplied 12mm bolt, washer and flange nut. Do not tighten at this time.



9. It is important to center the vehicle over the axle to ensure proper tracking and alignment. If needed, turn the adjustment collar until the front axle is centered .

10. Tighten the adjustment collar clamps with a 11/16” and 5/8” wrench. See Photo 7.

11. Next tighten the frame mount with a 18mm and 19mm wrench and tighten the axle mount with a 15mm.


POST INSTALLATION

1. Check all fasteners for proper torque. Check to ensure there is adequate clearance between all rotating, mobile, fixed and heated members. Check steering for interference and proper working order.

2. Re torque all fasteners after 500 miles. Visually inspect components and re torque fasteners during routine vehicle service.