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Unread 05-11-2013, 02:28 AM   #1
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Which adjustable TB

I'm looking into buying an adjustable track bar and narrowed it down to two options. The Rough Country or Iron Rock Offroad, both double shear (Currie and JKS is out of my budget). I am leaning towards IRO, however, I can't decide on one factor. RC uses a bushing on one end and a heim on the other. While IRO uses bushings on both ends. Which would be the better choice? Thank you.

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Unread 05-11-2013, 05:34 AM   #2
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In this instance rc one sunce it has a heim joint
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Unread 05-11-2013, 06:34 AM   #3
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Whatever one has the best clearance at full bump is what I would be more concerned about.
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Unread 05-11-2013, 07:23 AM   #4
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I've read great stuff about the IRO's, but from XJ forums. I haven't seen a lot of TJ owners use them. The IRO looks to be a lot stronger than the RC. Also I used to have a RE TB with heim and the joint got all wore out. I've read mixed opinions to use heim in steering components. Any additional help please?
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Unread 05-11-2013, 07:56 AM   #5
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I'm looking into buying an adjustable track bar and narrowed it down to two options. The Rough Country or Iron Rock Offroad, both double shear (Currie and JKS is out of my budget). I am leaning towards IRO, however, I can't decide on one factor. RC uses a bushing on one end and a heim on the other. While IRO uses bushings on both ends. Which would be the better choice? Thank you.
From other people's experiences, JKS and Currie are the only ones that clear without large amounts of bump stop extension.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj...it-fit-738948/

My experience with heim joints is that they don't last very long before they wear enough to start rattling.

I run the JKS on the front. I don't know what your budget is, but I paid $196 from Amazon just a few months ago.
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Unread 05-11-2013, 08:22 AM   #6
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From other people's experiences, JKS and Currie are the only ones that clear without large amounts of bump stop extension.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj...it-fit-738948/

My experience with heim joints is that they don't last very long before they wear enough to start rattling.

I run the JKS on the front. I don't know what your budget is, but I paid $196 from Amazon just a few months ago.
I was looking into getting a double shear set up. JKS doesn't have this, correct? Which one did you get? Is it better or equal to getting a double shear?
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Unread 05-11-2013, 08:42 AM   #7
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Have you checked out metalcloak's? They are relatively inexpensive and I've heard good things about them.. you can give metalcloak a call and they'll give you more info
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I was looking into getting a double shear set up. JKS doesn't have this, correct? Which one did you get? Is it better or equal to getting a double shear?
OGS126. Single shear. It has a 9/16" bolt at the frame end. Currie has 9/16" and they also have it with a 5/8" bolt. I figure if it ever gives me issues with the 9/16" bolt, I can swap the ball shank portion of the Johnny Joint to a 5/8" diameter.
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Have you checked out metalcloak's? They are relatively inexpensive and I've heard good things about them.. you can give metalcloak a call and they'll give you more info
I read good reviews about them also. However, I am wanting to get a double shear TB.
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Sorry then, my posts are for naught.
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Unread 05-11-2013, 07:53 PM   #11
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However, I am wanting to get a double shear TB.
if you want a double shear front mount that will actually work you need to cut the stock cast mount off and fabricate/build your own track bar & mount that clears at full bump.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 09:41 PM   #12
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I'm leaning towards getting the IRO track bar. But I have a question. Does the track bar need to have forward and back movement also instead of just having up and down movement. Because many other double shear TB come with a heim or JJ. I'm sure this is a plus, but I don't see why a TB must have a joint like that on the frame mount side. IRO comes with poly bushings on both ends. I've only read so many positive things about the IRO track bar that I keep going back on deciding to get it. However, I have not seem many TJ's running this (more XJ's).
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Unread 05-12-2013, 09:43 PM   #13
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I'm leaning towards getting the IRO track bar. But I have a question. Does the track bar need to have forward and back movement also instead of just having up and down movement. Because many other double shear TB come with a heim or JJ. I'm sure this is a plus, but I don't see why a TB must have a joint like that on the frame mount side. IRO comes with poly bushings on both ends. I've only read so many positive things about the IRO track bar that I keep going back on deciding to get it. However, I have not seem many TJ's running this (more XJ's).
Does your axle travel straight up and down as it cycles?
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Unread 05-12-2013, 09:48 PM   #14
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I'm leaning towards getting the IRO track bar. But I have a question. Does the track bar need to have forward and back movement also instead of just having up and down movement. Because many other double shear TB come with a heim or JJ. I'm sure this is a plus, but I don't see why a TB must have a joint like that on the frame mount side. IRO comes with poly bushings on both ends. I've only read so many positive things about the IRO track bar that I keep going back on deciding to get it. However, I have not seem many TJ's running this (more XJ's).
The reason you haven't seen many TJ's running a double shear drop bracket is because they hit the tie-rod and wreck your uptravel.

Proof: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ru...stion-1520793/

Here's IRO's vendor thread.....their track bar needs 3" bumpstop extension. That puts you at a minimum of around 5-6" of lift based on shock length.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f43/t...rsion-1475938/

Once again, like I already said, if you want a double shear that will actually work, you need to cut the stock mount off and build your own setup. it's been done. there is some DIY builder support to do it. there is no write-up, there is no kit...you have to build it.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 10:17 PM   #15
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Why are you so adamant about a double sheer arrangement?
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