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post #1 of 8 Old 09-18-2019, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Potential track bar replacement.

I have a 2005 Jeep Wrangler X (TJ) it starts to shake around around 45 mph than stops around 50 mph sometimes only recently it started to shake at higher speeds. I have done all the tests and it relates to my track bar. However with having a lift (2.5 inches with 33x12.50 tires) I can’t buy a stock replacement. I am planning on installing a new lift kit within 2 months with a new track bar. However I want to stop the wobble now. The shop I took it to fat bobs garage said do not go with a adjustable track bar. What do you think?

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-19-2019, 07:59 AM
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I would think that would be more of a tire balance issue. No issues using an adjustable trackbar, many people do without issue.
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no issue with a few adj track bars. Currie, Metal Cloak, and JKS are the only ones that have been proven to be designed properly so they dont interfere with other components and dont require shortening control arms or adding a ton of bumpstop extensions.

is the OEM bushing shot? bolt loose?


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Currie and JKS are probably 1 & 2 while MC would be the 3rd choice. While I havent experienced it yet, the MC trackbar uses a heim joint on the frame side which is prone to debris resting on top. It will wear out the joint quickly (Ive seen one last only 10k miles).

PS--find a different shop

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Awesome thank you! Ya the Oem bushing to the chassis is just done for.
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Awesome thank you! Ya the Oem bushing to the chassis is just done for.
rock auto has replacement bushings for pretty cheap

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...+bushing,10416


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However with having a lift (2.5 inches with 33x12.50 tires) I canít buy a stock replacement.
Why do you think you can't buy a stock replacement with your setup? I have a TJ and an LJ, lifted three and four inches respectively, that both run stock track bars without issue.
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I have a 2005 Jeep Wrangler X (TJ) it starts to shake around around 45 mph than stops around 50 mph,

I took it to fat bobs garage said do not go with a adjustable track bar. What do you think?
That's a tire balance issue and tell Bob to go on a diet.

p.s. My stock track bar was free (came with the Jeep), centers my axle perfectly, clears the diff cover with a 4" lift and the bushings are still fine at 150,000 miles.
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