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post #241 of 1775 Old 06-19-2009, 08:17 PM
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Don't know if this has been asked but can you put the JKS on a tube bender and tweak it to fit better?
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If I understood what Mud told me (in a PM I think), the JKS front trackbar that I have now, is the same as the old Currie HD trackbar that Johnny and someone else in this thread (forgot who) already has, except for the frame mount being offset and the size of the frame mount bolt (old trackbar has 9/16 frame mount bolt while new trackbar will have 5/8 bolt).

It is the same trackbar with same bend and shape, but the new Currie HD has the frame mount end offset and uses a slightly bigger mounting bolt at the frame end. Otherwise than that it's the same trackbar with the same bend and shape. If I correctly understood what Mud told me.

The old version (has bend/curve, but not offset joint) has been used a lot in Jeepspeed. Currie tech said the bends act as a shock absorber to ease the impacts at high speed, which is easier on driver and helps trackbar and other steering and suspension parts last longer, especially their mounting brackets and mounting hardware last longer.

Currie said that straight trackbars are to stiff and offer no shock absorbtion, which causes harsher ride and in Jeepspeed tears/breaks mounting brackets for trackbars and other steering and suspension components.

Also, as we (in this thread) know, straight trackbars don't offer as much diff cover clearance. A bent/rounded trackbar offers more diff clearance. The offset joint increases clearance by another 1/2", I've read.

So the JKS bar and old Currie HD bar are (apparently) one and the same with each other (perfected in Jeepspeed racing). The only difference between the JKS trackbar and old Currie HD trackbar vs the new Currie HD trackbar is the offset framemount end and larger framemount bolt. If I understand the topic correctly.

Do I understand correctly Mud?

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Don't know if this has been asked but can you put the JKS on a tube bender and tweak it to fit better?
Why would you want to risk that? It's probably fine unmodified, and if not, the new Currie HD front trackbar only costs $225 according to their website. Why risk your life to save $225? You wouldn't save that much anyway because your time has value.

Granted, I'm not an expert and I'm learning along with you and others from Mud and others, but my common sense tells me you shouldn't be bending an aftermarket trackbar because it's a hollow tube (that can collapse). It's not a solid bar like the stock trackbar.

That's my common sense. Now of course, the experts will say if I'm right or wrong and that's fine. I can learn more then.

Also, if trackbar to differential clearance is a concern, you can get a high clearance aftermarket cover that's plenty tough. I listed high clearance aftermarket diff covers in post 220 of this thread.
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So the JKS bar and old Currie HD bar are (apparently) one and the same with each other (perfected in Jeepspeed racing). The only difference between the JKS trackbar and old Currie HD trackbar vs the new Currie HD trackbar is the offset framemount end and larger framemount bolt. If I understand the topic correctly.

Do I understand correctly Mud?
No, read my post 244 above. There is a big difference in the materials the new Currie HD track bar is made of.
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No, read my post 244 above. There is a big difference in the materials the new Currie HD track bar is made of.
Chromoly right? I forgot about that.
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I JKS 126 bar to go with a OME/Bilstein 2.5 set up and thought that bending the bar would be easier then cutting and rewelding if my bar hits. And bending tool should make easy work of it has anybody attempted this or is it just better to ditch it if it hits.
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Chromoly right? I forgot about that.
And the wall thickness. It's 1/4" wall compared to the thinner wall of the regular bar.
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And the wall thickness. It's 1/4" wall compared to the thinner wall of the regular bar.
Now if they would just hurry up and get em ready to sell to us!

I'm going to replace my Rubicon Express TeacBar with the Currie HD one once they will sell me one.
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And the wall thickness. It's 1/4" wall compared to the thinner wall of the regular bar.
Hmm. Well then, I guess with chromoly, a thicker tube wall, and a thicker mounting bolt, it's hella stronger. Plus it offers 1/2" more diff cover clearance.

That new trackbar is even sweeter than I realized.

Thanks for helping me better understand the differences.
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Now if they would just hurry up and get em ready to sell to us!

I'm going to replace my Rubicon Express TeacBar with the Currie HD one once they will sell me one.
I called Curie yesterday and asked. I was told 2 weeks from now. I guess that means first week of July.
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I called Curie yesterday and asked. I was told 2 weeks from now. I guess that means first week of July.
Approx. the same timeframe that the guys @ Currie told me a week or two ago...
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If I understood what Mud told me (in a PM I think), the JKS front trackbar that I have now, is the same as the old Currie HD trackbar that Johnny and someone else in this thread (forgot who) already has, except for the frame mount being offset and the size of the frame mount bolt (old trackbar has 9/16 frame mount bolt while new trackbar will have 5/8 bolt).

It is the same trackbar with same bend and shape, but the new Currie HD has the frame mount end offset and uses a slightly bigger mounting bolt at the frame end. Otherwise than that it's the same trackbar with the same bend and shape. If I correctly understood what Mud told me.

The old version (has bend/curve, but not offset joint) has been used a lot in Jeepspeed. Currie tech said the bends act as a shock absorber to ease the impacts at high speed, which is easier on driver and helps trackbar and other steering and suspension parts last longer, especially their mounting brackets and mounting hardware last longer.

Currie said that straight trackbars are to stiff and offer no shock absorbtion, which causes harsher ride and in Jeepspeed tears/breaks mounting brackets for trackbars and other steering and suspension components.

Also, as we (in this thread) know, straight trackbars don't offer as much diff cover clearance. A bent/rounded trackbar offers more diff clearance. The offset joint increases clearance by another 1/2", I've read.

So the JKS bar and old Currie HD bar are (apparently) one and the same with each other (perfected in Jeepspeed racing). The only difference between the JKS trackbar and old Currie HD trackbar vs the new Currie HD trackbar is the offset framemount end and larger framemount bolt. If I understand the topic correctly.

Do I understand correctly Mud?
the hd tb that's listed is the same shape, but is thicker and has a 5/8" jj which is also centered instead of having the offset cope that you're waiting for.

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Don't know if this has been asked but can you put the JKS on a tube bender and tweak it to fit better?
doesn't scare me, I've bent many just not jks yet.

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That new trackbar is even sweeter than I realized.
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Approx. the same timeframe that the guys @ Currie told me a week or two ago...
I suppose that every two weeks they'll tell us "two weeks". Manyana, manyana. How's that song go?
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