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post #1 of 17 Old 05-30-2009, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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broken trackbar

Ive read a few threads about rustys trackbars breaking while driving. i was always concerned because i have one, so i ordered an ironrock doulble sheer earlier this week. well just my luck, while driving home from wheeling today my rustys bar breaks today!! good thing the iro is on its way. rustys sucks, never buy there trackbar.

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post #2 of 17 Old 05-30-2009, 01:49 AM
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awesome story please tell again
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What breaks on them? just curious. It would seem like if they had a problem that they would correct it sometime soon. They claim their trac-bars are "NEW & IMPROVED – BIGGER & BETTER" is that recent, or do they still suck.

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What breaks on them? just curious. It would seem like if they had a problem that they would correct it sometime soon. They claim their trac-bars are "NEW & IMPROVED BIGGER & BETTER" is that recent, or do they still suck.
They snap at the tie rod end.
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awesome story please tell again
if your trying to be an *** because my grammer wasnt perfect i was tired from a long day of wheeling and flatbeding my rig home.
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They snap at the tie rod end.

actually the whole threaded bung the tre goes into snapped off the bar. nothing wrong with the tre itself
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i was just giving a general area and i have a IRO double shear just waiting to be put on its a nice track bar.
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Wondering if you were the original purchaser of the Rusty track-bar? If so how old is it? Part of the reason I am asking is when you hear of Rusty track-bar issues nowdays, it's hard to determine if it is happening on his new and improved setup or on the older one.

Cracking a welded-bung off isn't a common complaint for Rusty's track-bar as it generally is the threaded portion of the TRE that snaps. On some other Rusty's products like LCA's there has been here and there reports of bad welds, but this might be the first for a track-bar... At least that I can remember off the top of my head.

All in all sounds like you and your Jeep escaped injury, which is most important.

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Wondering if you were the original purchaser of the Rusty track-bar? If so how old is it? Part of the reason I am asking is when you hear of Rusty track-bar issues nowdays, it's hard to determine if it is happening on his new and improved setup or on the older one.

Cracking a welded-bung off isn't a common complaint for Rusty's track-bar as it generally is the threaded portion of the TRE that snaps. On some other Rusty's products like LCA's there has been here and there reports of bad welds, but this might be the first for a track-bar... At least that I can remember off the top of my head.

All in all sounds like you and your Jeep escaped injury, which is most important.


i am not the original purchaser of the trackbar. and its about 2 years old. i myself have never seen/heard of the bungs breaking off, mine was the first.
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i was just giving a general area and i have a IRO double shear just waiting to be put on its a nice track bar.

thats what i went with, just put it on today and am really happy with it. alot more hd than the crap rustys trackbar
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i am not the original purchaser of the trackbar. and its about 2 years old. i myself have never seen/heard of the bungs breaking off, mine was the first.
Thanks for the reply, I'll have to store this in my memory somewhere.

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if your trying to be an *** because my grammer wasnt perfect i was tired from a long day of wheeling and flatbeding my rig home.
i still havnt got a thank you for letting you use my AAA card and calling them for you..
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i still havnt got a thank you for letting you use my AAA card and calling them for you..

i thanked you by sending you naked pictures of women on your cellphone
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you only sent one.
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