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Unread 02-04-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
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Whats the best adj. front track bar??

Hey guys I have a 2000 wrangler need a new track bar 4" lift already installed whats the best adjustable bar to buy? Lookin at the teraflex but let me know what you think

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Unread 02-04-2011, 08:14 PM   #2
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I just installed the RC one and don't have any complaints. It doesn't hit the front diff cover and seems to be stout enough. The bracket was kinda a pain but overall was pretty easy to install.
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Unread 02-04-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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Currie TJJ or TJS model with 2" front bumpstop extension.
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Unread 02-04-2011, 08:26 PM   #4
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I went with the RC and in my opinion it was a PITA to install and I didn't like the design. It drops the TB down and you have to use a dropped pitman arm. I ran that for a couple of months and then went with the Currie. Hands down, the Currie is the way to go. Mounts in the stock location and is beefy as hell.
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Unread 02-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #5
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The currie is undoubtable the best track bar on the market. On the other hand, not everyone can afford one. As I said, it wasn't the easiest to install, but I think "PITA" is a bit of an overstatement. I'm currently using mine with the stock pitman arm with no bump steer, others may have had to use one though.
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Unread 02-04-2011, 10:22 PM   #6
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I went with the RC and in my opinion it was a PITA to install and I didn't like the design. It drops the TB down and you have to use a dropped pitman arm. I ran that for a couple of months and then went with the Currie. Hands down, the Currie is the way to go. Mounts in the stock location and is beefy as hell.
My Rough Country track bar's ball joint's seal is bursting with only 20,000 miles on it.(Still smacks into the differential cover.) Going to replace it with a Currie when I have the spare money.
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Unread 02-04-2011, 11:08 PM   #7
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Maybe yours is an old design? Mines has no ball joint. It does have a heim on the axle side but if that ever wears out I'll just throw a jj in there.
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Perhaps the Rubicon Express issue with the Pittman Arm was because the RE1610 (needs dropped Pittman) was accidentally selected, where the RE1600 was called for (requires no drop). I'm picking the 1600 and hope it lives up to the good reputation.
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I'm picking the 1600 and hope it lives up to the good reputation.
there is no good reputation for that thin walled wet noodle track bar...
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there is no good reputation for that thin walled wet noodle track bar...
Oh jeez. JF is getting ridiculous. The only other thing I've heard referred to as a wet noodle is the Currie steering, and I'm pretty sure that was an exaggeration too.
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Someone called the Currie steering a wet noodle? Man I guess I have low standards, it's pretty awesome to me.
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Oh jeez. JF is getting ridiculous. The only other thing I've heard referred to as a wet noodle is the Currie steering, and I'm pretty sure that was an exaggeration too.


I helped a friend remove a RE track bar and install a JKS HD (5/8" bolt). The RE could actually be seen flexing & bending when we did the dry steering test....my friend did complain that the "steering was scary".

IIRC, it's 1/8" wall tube? and the heim end is short lived....

mudb8's image from here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj...it-fit-738948/

compared that to JKS & Currie using 1/4" wall tube or Metalcloak using solid bar.
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Hey guys I have a 2000 wrangler need a new track bar 4" lift already installed whats the best adjustable bar to buy? Lookin at the teraflex but let me know what you think
I agree that Currie will be a very high quality part but it comes with a price. I am running JKS Adjustable track bars front and rear and I have been very happy with them. No clearance issues and it has held up my 35's with hydro assist. I just recently adjusted mine to get the axle better centered and the adjustable end was rusted into the bar, along with the jamb nut being rusted (gotta love the rust belt). I twisted and turned the bar in a vise for an hour before finally heating it cherry red to break it loose. A little filing to get rid of the pipe wrench marks and a fresh rattle can paint job and it's back in and working great.

I would get the Currie TB if it's in the budget but I have no complaints with my JKS.

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I helped a friend remove a RE track bar and install a JKS HD (5/8" bolt). The RE could actually be seen flexing & bending when we did the dry steering test....my friend did complain that the "steering was scary".
Should have made a video, would make it a more convincing story. Don't get me wrong I do like stories. Lol.
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Unread 01-09-2014, 11:57 AM   #15
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I wouldnt swap my Currie for anything. but if the JKS TB is as good as the other JKS parts i have used im sure its a great TB
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