Adding an adjustable track bar - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 06-29-2012, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
Willu
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: College Station
Posts: 133
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.

Willu is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 06-29-2012, 05:15 PM
Unlimited04
This post/info=my opinion
 
Unlimited04's Avatar
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 24,160
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).
Unlimited04 is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 06-29-2012, 05:52 PM
Necromancer_tat
Where'd all my money go?
 
Necromancer_tat's Avatar
2015 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Norfolk/San Diego
Posts: 5,246
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willu View Post
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.
Necromancer_tat is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 06-29-2012, 09:00 PM
alex211
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NW Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,752
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.

95 xj bone stock for now
alex211 is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 06-30-2012, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
Willu
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: College Station
Posts: 133
Can someone tell me what TJS and TJJ stand for please... Also the shop suggested a rubicon express adj track bar
Willu is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 06-30-2012, 05:23 AM
rikkards
Web Wheeler
 
rikkards's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 4,120
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.

Machete don't tweet
- Machete
rikkards is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 06-30-2012, 06:14 AM
Necromancer_tat
Where'd all my money go?
 
Necromancer_tat's Avatar
2015 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Norfolk/San Diego
Posts: 5,246
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willu View Post
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.
Necromancer_tat is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 06-30-2012, 06:41 AM
Sundowner
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Republic of Dave
Posts: 6,408
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willu View Post
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.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

The Republic of Dave: Bringing you the finest in simian testing supplies.

The build, the gear, and the mileage: The Wasteland Survival Guide
Sundowner is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 06-30-2012, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
Willu
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: College Station
Posts: 133
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?
Willu is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 06-30-2012, 08:23 PM
Necromancer_tat
Where'd all my money go?
 
Necromancer_tat's Avatar
2015 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Norfolk/San Diego
Posts: 5,246
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundowner View Post
I'd call that a downgrade from either of the Currie units.
I run one, it's been doing alright for me so far.
Necromancer_tat is offline  
post #11 of 12 Old 06-30-2012, 08:39 PM
Unlimited04
This post/info=my opinion
 
Unlimited04's Avatar
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 24,160
Unlimited04 is offline  
post #12 of 12 Old 06-30-2012, 09:13 PM
Sundowner
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Republic of Dave
Posts: 6,408
Quote:
Originally Posted by Necromancer_tat View Post
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unlimited04 View Post
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.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

The Republic of Dave: Bringing you the finest in simian testing supplies.

The build, the gear, and the mileage: The Wasteland Survival Guide
Sundowner is offline  
Reply

Tags
ride quality , track bar

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Rear Track bar ? should i get the extension bracket or a adjustable track bar odyssey017 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 8 05-10-2011 08:20 AM
Track bar extension bracket versus adjustable track bars? JohnnyWhitehead TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 7 01-03-2011 09:20 AM
Which adjustable track bar should I get? juiceparn JK Wrangler Technical Forum 18 04-27-2009 07:39 PM
adjustable track bar help genisis88 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 12 02-04-2009 01:08 PM
adjustable track bar pkosari TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 1 07-18-2003 01:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome