Synergy Jeep JL / JLU / JT Front Track Bar and Sector Shaft Brace

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I installed the brace a week and about a 100 miles ago and it started to make noise as I turned the wheel. Regreased and will report back.
when you added more grease did you see any coming out between the bearing and the pitman nut? if not i bet the grease hole is not aligned





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Green loctite would be a good way to stop the sleeve from rotating. Once it's been pressed out that is.......
 

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when you added more grease did you see any coming out between the bearing and the pitman nut? if not i bet the grease hole is not aligned
I didnt't! Is there a way to align the grease hole without a lot of disassembly?
 

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I didnt't! Is there a way to align the grease hole without a lot of disassembly?
Well technically all you need to do is remove the sector brace so the hex bolt front and allen screw back... As stated by others ( i tend to agree ) they are not attempting to press out the bearing but drill a new hole where the zerk threads are located.. Just make sure there are no burrs on the bearing side when complete... Now i pressed mine out and put back in correct orientation but i did think of just drilling it out... As stated previously if this bearing moves again it will come out for good and i will have an overpriced track bar brace...
 

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Well technically all you need to do is remove the sector brace so the hex bolt front and allen screw back... As stated by others ( i tend to agree ) they are not attempting to press out the bearing but drill a new hole where the zerk threads are located.. Just make sure there are no burrs on the bearing side when complete... Now i pressed mine out and put back in correct orientation but i did think of just drilling it out... As stated previously if this bearing moves again it will come out for good and i will have an overpriced track bar brace...
Thank you for explaining. I totally agree.
 

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Likely, but at the same time if the bushing is rotating inside, it should probably be pinned in place or use a longer threaded zerk to help stabilize it. The fact that Synergy is telling people who have a misaligned bushing to press it out, align, and reinsert is an issue. Typically, the average person would not have the tools/equipment to press a bushing and that they can means it has a very minimal press fit, which is another issue.
Unfortunately, as much as a company test beds their new products before release, their early customers results and feedback are what ultimately lead to revisions to the design or complete scraping of the idea. The fact that they now have a straight reinforcement leads me to believe their moving away from the brace end.

Also, it should still be said that they are a great company that puts out awesome and high quality parts. I give them a standing applause for having the balls to step out of the box and go above the norm to try something new. Sometimes it pans out a success, and other times a black eye. Tis life.
 

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Ok guys.... I did this a couple of weeks ago on my buddies rig. But I didn’t want to post about it until I knew it was gonna work.

His bushing had rotated. So he was game to try this out. We drilled and tapped a hole through the back side of the brace. Careful not to penetrate the bushing, if you do by accident just go all the way through, it’s better than leaving a dimple on the inside. I put tape on the bit and the tap so I would go just 1/16 or so into the bushing.

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I used M4-8 set screw, it takes a 1/8 drill bit and a #2 Allen wrench. You can use any size you want. this is just what I had in my junk drawer.

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You can see that the hole is still in line with the fitting. This is at about 500 miles.

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Anyway........ the whole job took 15 minutes, and you can get everything at your local parts house, or Ace Hardware. And as you can see, no fancy tools.

Even though I’m not having any problems with mine, I’ll be doing this to my rig this weekend.

I know some of you guys are fed up, and are done with it, and that’s cool , I get it, but it’s just in my wiring to fix shit.......:).

For the ones that want to keep it, hopefully this helps..........:)
 
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Ok guys.... I did this a couple of weeks ago on my buddies rig. But I didn’t want to post about it until I knew it was gonna work.

His bushing had rotated. So he was game to try this out. We drilled and tapped a hole through the back side of the brace. Careful not to penetrate the bushing, if you do by accident just go all the way through, it’s better than leaving a dimple on the inside. I put tape on the bit and the tap so I would go just 1/16 or so into the bushing.

78EE7D2E-13E1-436D-9FCA-1B489695FBCC.jpeg

97A2142E-C05B-444A-9198-EC90CFF39B93.jpeg


I used M4-8 set screw, it takes a 1/8 drill bit and a #2 Allen wrench. You can use any size you want. this is just what I had in my junk drawer.

7E967F37-B274-40E0-BA91-7F9B41AD5CB3.jpeg

38FFE8C0-FB5E-47E1-8257-3BB6F5C0BCEB.jpeg

You can see that the hole is still in line with the fitting. This is at about 500 miles.

5DCADE3F-99B1-4490-BDE5-D33E91E8AA4F.jpeg


Anyway........ the whole job took 15 minutes, and you can get everything at your local parts house, or Ace Hardware. And as you can see, no fancy tools.

Even though I’m not having any problems with mine, I’ll be doing this to my rig this weekend.

I know some of you guys are fed up, and are done with it, and that’s cool , I get it, but I’m a fix it if it’s broken kinda guy. So hopefully this will help some of you out.............:)
Yeah I thought about this too and honestly this is exactly what should have been in place from the start... Let us know how this goes as i figure i have a few weeks (more i hope) before i have to do either this or trash...
 

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Ok guys.... I did this a couple of weeks ago on my buddies rig. But I didn’t want to post about it until I knew it was gonna work.

His bushing had rotated. So he was game to try this out. We drilled and tapped a hole through the back side of the brace. Careful not to penetrate the bushing, if you do by accident just go all the way through, it’s better than leaving a dimple on the inside. I put tape on the bit and the tap so I would go just 1/16 or so into the bushing.

78EE7D2E-13E1-436D-9FCA-1B489695FBCC.jpeg

97A2142E-C05B-444A-9198-EC90CFF39B93.jpeg


I used M4-8 set screw, it takes a 1/8 drill bit and a #2 Allen wrench. You can use any size you want. this is just what I had in my junk drawer.

7E967F37-B274-40E0-BA91-7F9B41AD5CB3.jpeg

38FFE8C0-FB5E-47E1-8257-3BB6F5C0BCEB.jpeg

You can see that the hole is still in line with the fitting. This is at about 500 miles.

5DCADE3F-99B1-4490-BDE5-D33E91E8AA4F.jpeg


Anyway........ the whole job took 15 minutes, and you can get everything at your local parts house, or Ace Hardware. And as you can see, no fancy tools.

Even though I’m not having any problems with mine, I’ll be doing this to my rig this weekend.

I know some of you guys are fed up, and are done with it, and that’s cool , I get it, but it’s just in my wiring to fix shit.......:).

For the ones that want to keep it, hopefully this helps..........:)
Many will be waiting for updates to this to see how it goes. If successful, perhaps even Synergy will take notice and update to part itself. cc: @AllJumpStyle
 

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Yeah I thought about this too and honestly this is exactly what should have been in place from the start... Let us know how this goes as i figure i have a few weeks (more i hope) before i have to do either this or trash...
Copy that
 

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The fact that they now have a straight reinforcement leads me to believe their moving away from the brace end.
So they no longer make the full brace? Is there a link to that?
 

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Ok guys.... I did this a couple of weeks ago on my buddies rig. But I didn’t want to post about it until I knew it was gonna work.

His bushing had rotated. So he was game to try this out. We drilled and tapped a hole through the back side of the brace. Careful not to penetrate the bushing, if you do by accident just go all the way through, it’s better than leaving a dimple on the inside. I put tape on the bit and the tap so I would go just 1/16 or so into the bushing.

78EE7D2E-13E1-436D-9FCA-1B489695FBCC.jpeg

97A2142E-C05B-444A-9198-EC90CFF39B93.jpeg


I used M4-8 set screw, it takes a 1/8 drill bit and a #2 Allen wrench. You can use any size you want. this is just what I had in my junk drawer.

7E967F37-B274-40E0-BA91-7F9B41AD5CB3.jpeg

38FFE8C0-FB5E-47E1-8257-3BB6F5C0BCEB.jpeg

You can see that the hole is still in line with the fitting. This is at about 500 miles.

5DCADE3F-99B1-4490-BDE5-D33E91E8AA4F.jpeg


Anyway........ the whole job took 15 minutes, and you can get everything at your local parts house, or Ace Hardware. And as you can see, no fancy tools.

Even though I’m not having any problems with mine, I’ll be doing this to my rig this weekend.

I know some of you guys are fed up, and are done with it, and that’s cool , I get it, but it’s just in my wiring to fix shit.......:).

For the ones that want to keep it, hopefully this helps..........:)
@Roky - what do you charge for outsourcing your services?
 

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