I was thinking the same thing, the reason I ask is because the JKS trackbar I'm running now measures about 1.25", if Jks felt it was ok to cut 1" threads into this size tubing it must be ok, unless I'm missing something here?That would leave the tubing pretty thin at the tapped area, I'd stick with 7/8" Heims.
I agree, I like to overkill stuff too and I didn't see his initial tubing size. :doh: I priced a large tap like that when working on mine and didn't feel like donating my kidney to pay for one.The tubing he wants to run only has a 3/4" id, so unless he wants to run 5/8" Heims or drill out the tube to install the tube adapter, taping is a much better option. 1/8" wall should be enough if you go with a 1" tap, but I like to overbuild things. I've seen aftermarket track bars fold under heavy side loading while pulling another vehicle out of a snow drift.
this...I priced a large tap like that when working on mine and didn't feel like donating my kidney to pay for one.
I do have access to all the taps.this...
your buying a large drill to make the bore the right size, and 2 taps. at least i would, for left and right hand thread. another section of tube and a couple inserts is FAR cheaper unless the OP has the correct taps readily available.
I would suggest against this, I make slight adjustments to mine constantly.I do have access to all the taps.
I am making them both Right Hand threads, I see no need to be able to adjust the track bar length like wheel alignment, Set it once & Done.
+1, I sit at about 4.5" lift now, The only time I had to re-adjust the track bar was when I went from 2" to 4.5" of lift.Track bar adjustment necessary due to a change in tire size? I'll cry bs. The track bar shouldn't ever need adjusting unless you change suspension height or something gets bent.
I would suggest against this, I make slight adjustments to mine constantly.
I mean, it's not the end of the world or anything... But it's so much easier to loosen the jam nuts and spin the bar rather than disconnecting either end and having to worry about supporting the Jeep. Where I live here in CO we enjoy the pleasure of having to visit the emissions facility every 2 years... I have a set of emissions tires I switch to and find adjustments are needed then for the smaller/different set of tires.
If you have access to a set of R/L taps, take the extra time to make it adjustable. You won't regret it.
This is correct, however you just described two situations where you still might need to adjust it.The track bar shouldn't ever need adjusting unless you change suspension height or something gets bent.
Whether or not this is true I don't know, but the main reason for the tire change is the emissions facilities out here in CO will not test your vehicle on their dynamometer if your tire size is over 34".The theory is smaller tires are easier to turn, less load on the engine, lower emissions. My 89 has always passed ca emissions on 35's and so has the wife's wj. If you were borderline on emissions, it might help.