Is there a ‘Best’ adjustable track bar?

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Hi. I have the Mopar lift installed, and would now like to get the front and rear axles centered. Is one brand of track bars better than another? Is there one I should stay away from?

My concerns would be rust, quality joints, clearance, strength, and the adjustment staying in place. Is there something else Im forgetting? I appreciate your advice.

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They are all better than stock I believe. Still waiting on Synergy to release theirs, I like the bushing and adjuster setup. Already have their drag link.
 

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To me the best would be from steer smart. Absolutely over built and very strong. I dont believe they have a rear out yet. Metalcloak has a nice rear though

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Unless you treat the undercarriage, all trackbars will rust or oxidize.

The strongest out there is the SteerSmarts. Another very strong option, at a better price point, is the Rough Country trackbar. It is beefy.

I don't believe either of these companies have a rear. A rear bracket may be an option. Your rear shouldn't be off by much with the mopar lift.
 

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EVO makes front and rear now. I used theirs as I was doing their lift so it made sense. They seem solid.
 

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One of the big things to consider is how much misalignment the joints in the track bar offer. As your suspension cycles, the axle moves fore and aft and in order to do so without binding and limiting flex, you need a track bar that has quality joints. Most companies are using rubber bushings or a variation of a rubber joint which will bind and not allow the suspension to move as freely as it should.

Here is out track bar, it uses spherical joints on both ends to alleviate that issue. http://rockkrawler.com/front-adjustable-track-bar/
 
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One of the big things to consider is how much misalignment the joints in the track bar offer. As your suspension cycles, the axle moves fore and aft and in order to do so without binding and limiting flex, you need a track bar that has quality joints. Most companies are using rubber bushings or a variation of a rubber joint which will bind and not allow the suspension to move as freely as it should.

Here is out track bar, it uses spherical joints on both ends to alleviate that issue. http://rockkrawler.com/front-adjustable-track-bar/
In comparing the track bars, I notice the Rock Crawler looks to be shaped the straightest. Is there a reason the shape is so different from the others? Thanks.
 

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In comparing the track bars, I notice the Rock Crawler looks to be shaped the straightest. Is there a reason the shape is so different from the others? Thanks.
Just the way the camera guys laid it down in the photos, trying to show off the joints.
 

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At this point, the aftermarket bars from the big manufacturers that have been listed will definitely be stronger, and more adaptable than stock.

Misalignment is a huge factor in getting extra-smooth suspension travel, and less creaking and noises.

The other thing to consider, is what environment you live in, and what conditions you drive through. A bushing style trackbar will be better for areas with high salt/corrosive events. A heimed trackbar will do great in any other situation.
 

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Is there any benefit to an aftermarket and/or adjustable track bar for a non-lifted jeep:?
 

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Yeah I have the Mopar 2" lift, Fox Racing steering stabilizer and 35's.

The ride and handling is what I expect, but I know the bushings on the trackbar are garage. I have to constantly have to make little movements in the steering while driving.

Any opinions or experience with JL track bar upgrades?

Cheers
 

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Yeah I have the Mopar 2" lift, Fox Racing steering stabilizer and 35's.

The ride and handling is what I expect, but I know the bushings on the trackbar are garage. I have to constantly have to make little movements in the steering while driving.

Any opinions or experience with JL track bar upgrades?

Cheers
I just installed Synergy's new front track bar. Very nice piece and easy install.

https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...bar-install-pre-production.35388/#post-798721
 

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