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Unread 05-17-2009, 11:17 AM   #1
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Adjustable track bars

I'm about to replace my front and rear track bars, and wondering which are good...I've got a Rancho adj front and a relocation bracket in the rear. The Rancho has way too much play in it, even after replacing the ends...and the relocation bracket has to go.

I was about to pull the trigger on new JKS front and rear adj track bars for ~$350. Then I saw the rough country bars for ~$100 each...Are they any good, or is the old you get what you pay for type scenario.

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Unread 05-17-2009, 11:44 AM   #2
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The biggest difference with the Rough Country bar is the lack of a flex joint on the frame side. Having (what looks like) poly bushings at both ends can lead to binding at, or close to max flex. The JKS trac bar has what is considered to be the best heim style (Currie's Johnny Joint) joint available which is used on the frame side of the bar. They also use a Clevite (rubber) bushing on the axle side.
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the relocation bracket needs to stay.. just reinforced, it helps correct the geometry by reducing the angle of the track bar which makes them handle better with reduced squirming on the hwy.

the rc bar will work on your application as long as you have a minimum of 2" bumpstops or 25.5" long shocks for diff cover issues.

it will flex without binding as far as the short arms can reach.. I prefer the JKS and currie bars also and above all the nth degree HD adjustable.. click the track bar link in my sig..
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the relocation bracket needs to stay.. just reinforced, it helps correct the geometry by reducing the angle of the track bar which makes them handle better with reduced squirming on the hwy.

the rc bar will work on your application as long as you have a minimum of 2" bumpstops or 25.5" long shocks for diff cover issues.

it will flex without binding as far as the short arms can reach.. I prefer the JKS and currie bars also and above all the nth degree HD adjustable.. click the track bar link in my sig..
I was hoping to get rid of the relocation bracket, but oh well...I guess I'll be better off getting the JKS, for 4-6" of lift. I only want to do this once, so I might as well spend a couple extra dollars now.

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I was hoping to get rid of the relocation bracket, but oh well...I guess I'll be better off getting the JKS, for 4-6" of lift. I only want to do this once, so I might as well spend a couple extra dollars now.

Thanks guys

you can do that, many do, it has side effects worse than having to reinforce the bracket IMO..

AEV/nth degree has a good,adjustable relocation bracket that is braced...





or you and weld and reinforce your current bracket like jerry's..

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Unread 05-17-2009, 12:25 PM   #6
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you can do that, many do, it has side effects worse than having to reinforce the bracket IMO..

AEV/nth degree has a good,adjustable relocation bracket that is braced...





or you and weld and reinforce your current bracket like jerry's..

Looks beefy, where can I get that bracket, did a google search and got nothing...
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Looks beefy, where can I get that bracket, did a google search and got nothing...
both are... I might have a couple nth brackets, if not, you can buy direct..
the part number is on the box in the pic.


https://secure.aev-conversions.com/s...Code=nthdegree

I've made several diff cover/track bar braces also.
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Unread 05-17-2009, 12:55 PM   #8
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both are... I might have a couple nth brackets, if not, you can buy direct..
the part number is on the box in the pic.


https://secure.aev-conversions.com/s...Code=nthdegree

I've made several diff cover/track bar braces also.
I only see the weld on tower in that link...if you have some, send me a pm, I'm looking to get everything here before Friday, need something to keep me busy on a 4 day weekend since the Heeps not ready for much wheeling till I get everything fixed.
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Unread 05-17-2009, 03:07 PM   #9
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I'll check on it tomorrow.. I looked on the site also, prolly have to call aev on that one, they used to be listed.
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shock length, bumpstop extension, tire size chart click here
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