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Unread 06-29-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Adding an adjustable track bar

Ive recently gotten the death wobble and i took it to a place that says that i need a adjustable track bar to fix it. Since i have a 4inch lift and stock track bar i guess its time to change it out anyway.

My question is if adding an adjustable track bar will affect my ride quality? And do brands really made a difference ride wise? My jeep sees little off roading so i wont need something heavy duty but i do made a 30min drive every day to work so i wouldnt want my ride quality suffering.

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it wont necessarily affect ride quality like shocks...but steering & driving quality, yes.

go with a Currie TJS or TJJ model. reinforce the axle side mount by welding some 1/8" plate to it, and make sure to run proper bumpstop extensions to keep the track bar from hitting the diff cover. also make sure your tires are road force balanced and the alignment is good (caster, toe, etc).
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Ive recently gotten the death wobble and i took it to a place that says that i need a adjustable track bar to fix it. Since i have a 4inch lift and stock track bar i guess its time to change it out anyway.

My question is if adding an adjustable track bar will affect my ride quality? And do brands really made a difference ride wise? My jeep sees little off roading so i wont need something heavy duty but i do made a 30min drive every day to work so i wouldnt want my ride quality suffering.
An adjustable track bar shouldn't change your ride quality. If your old track bar bushings are worn out the new trackbar should actually improve your ride. It's not a 100% cure all for DW though as there are many different things that can allow your Jeep to DW.
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Currie TJS or TJJ are really the only good options out there. I put the TJJ on mine for the 1/2 bolt at the axle bracket.
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Can someone tell me what TJS and TJJ stand for please... Also the shop suggested a rubicon express adj track bar
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They are just a code. The TJS you need to drill out the Axle size hole and the TJJ you have to drill out both sides as the bolts are bigger than stock. The one thing no one says about this is that drilling them out then means you can't throw on another companies TB if you are in a pinch. However I have a TJJ and I would seriously doubt having to ever do that looking at how beefy it is.
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Can someone tell me what TJS and TJJ stand for please... Also the shop suggested a rubicon express adj track bar
Those are model numbers for Currie trackbars.
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Can someone tell me what TJS and TJJ stand for please...Also the shop suggested a rubicon express adj track bar
I'd call that a downgrade from either of the Currie units.
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but currie is pretty heavy duty isnt it? I dont go off roading that often and when i do its not that intense.. Is there something cheaper but still reliable?
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I'd call that a downgrade from either of the Currie units.
I run one, it's been doing alright for me so far.
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Is there something cheaper but still reliable?
clearance problems are the concern. Currie TJS/TJJ models happen to be heavy duty, but they also have some of the best clearance available.
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I run one, it's been doing alright for me so far.
Oh, I'm sure it has...and I wasn't trying to imply that it wouldn't work for him as well: I just happen to think that Currie has some of the best track bars out there.

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clearance problems are the concern. Currie TJS/TJJ models happen to be heavy duty, but they also have some of the best clearance available.
That was the basis of my earlier comment. I've got to get adjustables on mine, and in my opinion the Currie units are hard to beat for both this reason and the fact that you get a great set of joints, to boot.
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