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post #1 of 10 Old 08-29-2016, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Track bar brackets

I've been looking at some ways to increase the strength of the axle brackets on both the front and the rear. I wanted to know if anyone has any experience with these and to see if they are a viable option purely to add rigidity over the stock thin metal. And just to be clear ahead of time this is the only Rustys product I have ever considered thinking that it would be pretty hard to mess this up as far as design. Using it with a MC trackbar front and stock rear.


Currie Rear Trackbar Brace
https://www.northridge4x4.com/fits/2...-bracket-brace

RE Front Trackbar Bracket
http://www.rubiconexpress.com/Suspen...pn=R%2fERE9989

Rusty Front Trackbar Bracket
http://www.rustysoffroad.com/rustys-...-tj-xj-zj.html


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If you are looking for a bolt-on solution for the rear, I recommend the Tri-County Gear rear track bar brace. I've been running it for 11 years on my 05 LJR. A couple of years ago I was towing a 4 runner a few miles with a strap. We were going down a two lane highway and I made a left turn, but the driver behind me hit the brakes. When the strap pulled snug, it jerked the back of my rig sideways a few feet and snapped the aftermarket (RE) rear track bar extension bracket into two pieces. The brace did it's job and completely protected the factory bracket. I was really glad I had it. It works and is a piece of cake to install.

http://www.tricountygear.com/product...rack-bar-brace

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X2 on the Tri-County Gear track bar brace recommendation, I have had one on both of my TJs.

You can see it below, it's blue and connects the bracket to the pumpkin.
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This Tri-County Gear brace, what axles does it line up to?

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This Tri-County Gear brace, what axles does it line up to?
You're gonna have to call them, I dunno what other axles they have braces for beside the Dana 44 mine is installed on.

http://www.tricountygear.com/product...ox-description

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You're gonna have to call them, I dunno what other axles they have braces for beside the Dana 44 mine is installed on.

http://www.tricountygear.com/product...ox-description

Just emailed them - Ill post up here when I hear.

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Just emailed them - Ill post up here when I hear.
Just call them, you'll get an immediate answer.

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Just call them, you'll get an immediate answer.
In 2016 . . . use the telephone . . . what a crazy concept. Jerry, you're living in the past.
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Just call them, you'll get an immediate answer.

Not sure my phone has the "call" option!

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If you are looking for a bolt-on solution for the rear, I recommend the Tri-County Gear rear track bar brace. I've been running it for 11 years on my 05 LJR. A couple of years ago I was towing a 4 runner a few miles with a strap. We were going down a two lane highway and I made a left turn, but the driver behind me hit the brakes. When the strap pulled snug, it jerked the back of my rig sideways a few feet and snapped the aftermarket (RE) rear track bar extension bracket into two pieces. The brace did it's job and completely protected the factory bracket. I was really glad I had it. It works and is a piece of cake to install.

http://www.tricountygear.com/product...rack-bar-brace
If this does in fact bolt up to a D35 it sounds like a great option. Does anyone know if it works with aftermarket diff covers?

As far as the front does anyone have any recommendations?

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