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Unread 06-26-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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Adjustable Rear Track Bar

I'm in need of an adjustable rear track bar for my TJ after doing my 8.8 install from ECGS. I tried to get the stock one to fit but it would NOT go (even after managing to break a 4,000 lb come-along trying to manually winch it over.

I need suggestions for adjustable rear track bars. Ideally, $150 will be my cap. I don't need Johnny Joints and can't afford Currie stuff although I'd like to be able to... I've spent a good deal this last few months moving to 35s and don't have excess laying around. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the Rough Country rear, as my "local" Jeep shop which is an hour way, is a supplier. I need to get this back on the road sooner than later so I'd be able to drive up tomorrow.

Any suggestions would be great. Stats are 3" suspension lift, and an 8.8 in the back.

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Unread 06-26-2011, 06:36 PM   #2
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I have an old Rubicon Express rear track bar in mine for about a year and a half now. I also have an 8.8 but I can't remember what brand brackets I used .
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Unread 06-26-2011, 06:47 PM   #3
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just put one of these recently on a friends TJ.... worked fine and the price was right.... http://www.quadratec.com/products/16007_006.htm
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Unread 06-26-2011, 06:47 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply, Gary. When you say brackets... are you referring to the axle side's? Mine came with the welded post from ECGS. No problems with the RE?
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Unread 06-26-2011, 06:49 PM   #5
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just put one of these recently on a friends TJ.... worked fine and the price was right.... http://www.quadratec.com/products/16007_006.htm
Thanks, I'd looked at that as well. Glad to hear it worked well. If the guy at Steve's Jeep Country has that I'd consider it over the RC.
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Unread 06-26-2011, 06:55 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply, Gary. When you say brackets... are you referring to the axle side's? Mine came with the welded post from ECGS. No problems with the RE?
Yes the axle mount was aftermarket as well as the rest on the axle . I don't know if they are all the same height which may have something to do with the length of the track bar needed. I can't remember if it even makes a difference on the rear . I know front track bars are usually a different model after like 3.5-4" of lift . Sucks getting older , memory just isn't what it used to be I guess its time to start writting things down .
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Unread 06-26-2011, 11:01 PM   #7
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Unread 06-27-2011, 06:32 AM   #8
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The JKS #153 works with the ECGS 8.8, I have the same axle and trackbar, just put it in last week, picked it up on Ebay for $140ish shipped to my door. Q-tec will be a bit more but if you need it yesterday the extra $$ might be worth it.
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