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    !! Track bar bracket on frame weld issues !!

    Eddie, since you're JL is a early build, I'm wondering if you've noted any weld issues? Especially, the front trackbar mount welds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Four Flusher View Post
    Eddie, since you're JL is a early build, I'm wondering if you've noted any weld issues? Especially, the front trackbar mount welds?
    LOL!! I had a feeling this would get posted up sooner than later and I appreciate you taking me into consideration.

    I've looked carefully at my welds ESPECIALLY in this area and so far as I can tell, the welds look good. Far from stellar mind you but better than average or at least, from what I can see. What I can't answer is how well did the welds penetrate and from the break I've seen at this point, it didn't look good.

    I'd be interested in hearing what others who have a JL are seeing.

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    Scary shit for sure. Everyone should definitely look over ALL brackets carefully but especially that upper track bar bracket.

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    I knew you'd documented the under side of your JL, And you've wheeled it hard with 37"s. You're the "go to" for real knowledge. Thanks. Mine's suppose to be built next week so I've been spending way to much time surfing.

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    !! Track bar bracket on frame weld issues !!

    I've been keeping tabs on JL problems in order to decide if I wanted to buy one now or wait until they get these problems ironed out. There is an issue with the front frame side track bar bracket WELDS. I recently read about this problem and wanted let the people here know about it. This JL bracket broke off at highway speed causing total steering loss and put the owner in serious danger. This JL only had 700 miles on it. Maybe keep an eye on things just in case!


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    There was a JL posted on Wayalife, with bad welds all over. I had a JK with a bad weld, to. It happens, but since that, I like to crawl under vehicles, before I buy them.


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    Shitty! Scary shit.


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    Catastrophic weld issues....trackbar mount completely gave up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
    Catastrophic weld issues....trackbar mount completely gave up.
    Not the first I've seen break. Looks like ZERO penetration. Granted, for all the JL's out there, I'd expect to see a lot more if it were really a wide scale problem.

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