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post #1 of 10 Old 03-21-2012, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Track bar

So Im in the market for a new track bar. Right now I have the stupid drop bracket rough country gives you and im getting lots of movement out of it so time to replace. I've been looking at IRO's fixed track bar that fits a 3-4.5" lift since I have a 4". Has anyone got this or any other suggestion? Also I have a drop pitman arm, can I still run this with a different track bar or do I need to replace with a stock one?

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-21-2012, 09:14 PM
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Talk to kolak and get a jks adj track bar. I had one and it was fantastic.

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^Agreed. If you're going to drop coin for a new track bar, it only makes sense to get an adjustable, and JKS is definitely the way to go. I also highly recommend the KOR bushings to go along with it, though they do tack on another $50ish for the project. Worth it though to keep the steering solid and on track.

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Why buy a track bar only to have to replace the bushings that come with it? I really dont understand the hype about the jks bar. It comes with crap bushings! Everyone knows it, yet its still praised on here. In my opinion, its the bushings that make or break the bar. All it is is a hunk of metal. Who really cares how big and thick and beefy it is, when the part that really matters, the bushings, are junk?

I say contact RC and get their adjustable track bar. It is beefy, and comes with good bushings.

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IRO or JKS. I have around 15k miles on my JKS track bar and I have had ZERO issues with the bushings.


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Had no problems with mine either...

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I should mention that I didn't actually have any problems with the JKS bushings, I just never tried them. I got the KOR bushings and used those when I installed the track bar to begin with.

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I have to mention that Ive never ran a jks bar. But, every single DW thread on here, one of the first questions asked is if they have a jks tb and if they replaced the bushings on it. They are known to be very very soft and have been known to cause DW.

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I mean i got dw after a few months on my 4" rc lift. But i didnt have the patience or money to try and continously fix things so i just took it back off.

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I have to mention that Ive never ran a jks bar. But, every single DW thread on here, one of the first questions asked is if they have a jks tb and if they replaced the bushings on it. They are known to be very very soft and have been known to cause DW.
EZ does make a valid point here. JKS is tried and true, and was one of the first offered for the WJ and only one available at the time I sourced one. Now, there are many choices that do not pretty much require a $50 bushing upgrade. If the quality of the other bars is the same as JKS, then its worth a look.

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