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Track bar for 2008 JK

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by boondoc89, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Sep 29, 2017 at 7:13 PM
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    boondoc89

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    I'm looking into replacing my track bar when I replace my ball joints and tie rod ends. Just wondering if anybody knows of some heavy duty adjustable track bars that will work with a 3.5 inch lift. I've already done a little bit of shopping around and the Rubicon express looks like a decent track bar. Any suggestions are encouraged and welcome

    Here's my ride as she sits20170803_190449.jpg
     
  2. Sep 29, 2017 at 8:04 PM
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    Nice JKU dude. I'm kinda partial to Terra Flex. Awesome HD Components. Not what I installed on my JK. Cash on hand was the issue at the time. But I haven't had an issue with them. I installed Superlift Re Flex Bars. No issues as of yet. Very confident, won't have any either.

    Rubi express....you can't go wrong. Awesome as well.
     
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  3. Sep 29, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I'm gonna agree on the Terraflex. I'm running their "Monster" front and rear trac bars.
     
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  4. Sep 30, 2017 at 4:29 AM
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    I haven't heard one bad thing about terraflex. What do you guys think about greasable vs non greasable Trac bar ends? Does anybody have a preference?
     
  5. Sep 30, 2017 at 6:05 AM
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  6. Sep 30, 2017 at 7:33 AM
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    I run teraflex. I have heard good things about rubi exp, but I personally won't run it because I believe it is owned by trans American the same people who own pro-Comp and 4wheel parts and 4wd etc. only good thing about pro comp is that it is budget friendly.
     
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  7. Sep 30, 2017 at 7:38 AM
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    My opinion is that the greaseables are weaker than the nongreaseables of the same brand. Unless you spend a lot of time in mud and high water I would get the nongreaseable. Same goes for ujoints. I always run non greaseable ujoints, high water or not. They are sealed pretty well.
     
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  8. Sep 30, 2017 at 8:54 AM
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    I believe I'll be getting the non greasable. I wheel my jeep often and here in Ohio we never know if we're gonna roll thru a big ol mud hole. Thanks for the advice fellas!!
     
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  9. Sep 30, 2017 at 11:12 AM
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    Seems like a lot of people are running the terraflex Trac bar then? Do most folks buy both the front and rear at the same time or does it not make a difference? If I'm gonna do it I'll do it right and buy both at the same time. I've already got a Frankenstein lift as it is so why not add to the mix??
     
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  10. Sep 30, 2017 at 6:16 PM
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    It's not necessary to replace both at the same time. I replaced both of mine cause I lifted my JK and I needed to get my axles centered again. So it's up to you.
     
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  11. Sep 30, 2017 at 6:48 PM
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    ONly the front causes death wobble. The back just keeps the body in alignment with the axle. You don't need to change it out.
     
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  12. Sep 30, 2017 at 6:48 PM
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    Buy once cry once right?? Lol. More than likely I'll buy both and just do them at the same time. I feel like the rear Trac bar is still in good shape but I have 3.5 inches of lift and I don't recall replacing the rear when I put the lift on. Id rather just do it and know it's done than only doing one now and the other later
     
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    whoever did your lift should have installed a bracket that corrects for the lift. For what you paid for your kit it should be included. If they did not install it your left tires would stick out past the body further than your right tires, or visa versa I don't remember which direction. So unless you just want to spend another 300 on the rear it really isn't necessary to replace the back. Just trying to save you some money.
     
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  14. Sep 30, 2017 at 6:59 PM
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    Well I got a serious case of the DW lol. I know the rear Trac bar doesn't have anything to do with DW but I like to have everything NSYNC with each other lol. Between the new Trac bar and new dual steering stabilizer (bilstein 5100's) that should take a lot of it away right???:annoyed: I've already replaced the ball joints on both sides upper and lower with moogs. Still have the DW. Only thing I can think of now it the Trac bar and the steering stabilizer. Which I've already upgraded to an even bigger piece of shit than the stock one. (RC)
     
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  15. Sep 30, 2017 at 7:04 PM
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    I appreciate it brother. When I got my jeep back from getting the lift installed I measured the distance from outside of tire to the flat fenders and they were exactly the same on both sides. I did this with a 4 foot level and a tape measure.
     
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    Damn dude. You've replaced every thing that could cause DW. If the front Trac bar is the only component you haven't changed. Change it.,you've got nothing to lose at this point. Well....some cash. But we don't buy Jeeps to maintain a savings account.,lolll.:annoyed:
     
  17. Sep 30, 2017 at 7:11 PM
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    Damn Skippy. No wonder I'm broke all the time
     
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  18. Sep 30, 2017 at 7:13 PM
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    I only remember this because I did it very recently. If your passenger side sticks out further than the drivers side. You have to lengthen the trac bar to pull the drivers side more towards the center of the body of your rig.

    But....if your measurements were the same. Your good dude. I measure from the top of the shock housing to the outside of the tire. Either way. Sounds like your alignment is good.
     
  19. Sep 30, 2017 at 7:20 PM
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    Damn Skippy. No wonder I'm broke all the time.

    Skippy??? Really??? Haven't heard that term in some time. Lolll. You just dated yourself dude. Not gonna bust your balls. I respect my elders. :rofl:. But next time. Lolll. :wave:
     
  20. Sep 30, 2017 at 7:36 PM
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    So do we refer to you as skipper or skimpy?
     
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