post #1 of Old 07-29-2009, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Busted Front Track Bar

My trac bar ball joint (kingpin) end just broke right at the frame. I have roughly a 3 to 4in lift on a 1995 Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good trac bar? Rubicon, Skyjacker ect..

I called 4 Wheel Parts and they can order a Rubicon Express Trac Bar for $165.

Thanks in advance...

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post #2 of Old 07-29-2009, 02:04 PM
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Kevin's OffRoad trackbar conversion
http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/tbconversion.html

I've been running it for ~3 years now.

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im guessing rustys track bar.

www.ironrockoffroad.com
try them, you want the double shear conversion.

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When you get an adjustable trackbar, besure to tighten the jam nut (it's improtant to do so)..... ask me how I know
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When you get an adjustable trackbar, besure to tighten the jam nut (it's improtant to do so)..... ask me how I know
mine came loose on me a few times, red locktite and a year later, its still tight.

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im guessing rustys track bar.

www.ironrockoffroad.com
try them, you want the double shear conversion.
No rust. That's the thing. I went under there and shook it the day before and it seemed tight. No rust and heck my rig doesnt even produce a drop of oil on the pavement.

However, while writing this I ran out and took a couple pictures. There is rust on the kingpin and castle nut that I didn't notice before.





Is it just me or does it look like my trac bar has been heated up? Notice the white area on my bar....

I think I need to get myself some quick disconnects... I also want to find out what lift I have too. I have no idea... lol
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Just got my Kevins Off Road Trac Bar Conversion. Installing it tomorrow morning. Looks Heavy Duty for sure. I'll post some pics when I get it installed. Thanks for the referrals
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Well, I got it installed. Steering feels nice n tight. So much it feels like my Jeep has more body roll now.

Sorry for the bad pics, I couldnt find my camera. Here are a couple I took with my cell phone of the Trac Bar installed.



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Are you sure that is the way it goes? Every other TB i have seen has the threads on the other side including mine...maybe that one is different..

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yea his is in right. KORs is similar to JKS, in fact i think they use the JKS bar in that kit, just a double shear type.

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KOR's instructions on the website show it that way. I was thinking the same as you that it might be at the top. Hell it looks alot beefier than the stock one. Anyone have ideas about a good rear one?
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KOR's instructions on the website show it that way. I was thinking the same as you that it might be at the top. Hell it looks alot beefier than the stock one. Anyone have ideas about a good rear one?

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think they use the JKS bar in that kit, just a double shear type.
Yes, it is made by JKS just for Kevin.
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