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Old 12-15-2015, 01:44 AM
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I have a 1996 bronco, 9 inches of suspension lift on 38 inch super swampers. I left to go get gas earlier today and it started to death wobble at any speed after 25-30 mph. I got to the gas station and looked under the truck and saw something I wish I never saw. The bracket/mount that's on the frame on the front of the truck, that the trac bar connects from the passenger side of the axle to is broke... any ideas of what to do? I can weld it back together but is that recommended or is there a better solution to my problem that isn't extremely expensive?
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Unbolted the bar and this half of the bracket fell, the other half is still solid, frame isn't rotted either


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Old 12-15-2015, 01:51 PM
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the solution, well one solution, is to weld the bracket back to where it broke off.


Any idea on why it broke in the first place? Just to keep it from happening again.
There might be something wrong with the new suspension set-up that's causing excessive force to be applied to that bracket.
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Old 12-16-2015, 10:28 AM
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there are 2 companies that produce a bolt on track bar bracket that would resolve this issue. Although it would appear rust was partly to blame here along with improper gusset work.

Jame Duff sells a bolt on bracket
Broncoair.com also has a bolt on bracket.
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Yeah, lol. One of the pics looks like a piece from the Titanic. It's cool - my 96 has some rust underneath too.

I'm thinking the rust is probably the issue too. Anything is possible with welding if you know how. If you go that rout, clean the welding areas really well from rust (raw steel). I'd pull the broken part and weld a donor part back to the chassis and connect it back up.
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