You can run it happily as-is. But the track bar isn't a bad idea, if you are OCD about axles being perfectly centered.I’ve seen some threads before but I can never find someone who is in my situation.
I have a 2 door JL sport s, exactly stock, nothing added.
Just bought this Mopar 2" Lift Kit with Fox Shocks and having some buyers regret, after seeing some spring bend and rubbing issues on here, due to the track bar not being adjustable.
My question: For off-roading will I need to buy an adjustable track bar in order to make this specific lift kit work and actually feel the benefit or will I be okay as is. Have I bought a faulty lift kit?
Just FYI, my Mopar lift is a little under 1/2 inch off center. That is pretty good for a Mopar lift I hear. If I was heavy off-road use I might center it. No spring bowing what so ever. Mopar have engineered their lifts better. This is my part number too. (77072395AE) 2.0 TurboYou can run it happily as-is. But the track bar isn't a bad idea, if you are OCD about axles being perfectly centered.
I'm sure the new Mopar kits have been improved over mine. I had one of the first Mopar kits back in early 2018. My front springs bowed, especially the driver side. But it never rubbed anything. I took it in anyway and they put revised spring pads on and it still bowed. But no problem with rubbing. Just to give a little more clearance to the jounce bumper, I put Rock Krawler correction pads on the front and it improved it greatly. But a little bowing is really no problem. Go to Moab at the heavily modified Jeeps and you'll see bowing everywhere.
I added a Rancho adjustable track bar up front and centered up the front axle, to satisfy my OCD. I then bought a Rough Country rear to make the rear perfect, even though it was close. The nice thing about the RC is that it can be adjusted much easier, without taking it off. If I had it to do over again, I'd have done it in the front instead of the Rancho. But that Rancho probably has better bushings.
As for the lift itself, I wouldn't trade it for any other. It has the best ride on and off that I've driven or ridden in. I've been to Moab twice and it handles everything you can throw at it. The Fox shocks are amazing, IMHO.
My brother put the Mopar on his 2020 Gladiator Rubi and RK spring pads and it came out perfectly. That's all he did. No track bars. It's fine and he doesn't notice at all or care that his front axle is very slightly off center. In fact, I noticed that less on his than on mine.
After the Jeep dealer installed the Mopar lift, I took my Sahara to my independent shop to install a Yeti adjustable trackbar and get an alignment. He did increase the caster to help the Jeep to track more straight.Does anyone here have any issues with needing to increase the caster after the lift is installed? I have a 2020 Rubi Recon. I've been told (and also noticed someone mention it in this thread) that increasing caster will help with tracking on the highway (at higher speeds). I have my lift ordered and want to know if I should go ahead and order longer/adjustable front lower control arms as well. I will also be going from 33 to 35's at some point as well.
I drive my Rubi from FL to NC (to my cabin) all the time. I love it when I'm up at the cabin and in the mountains, but that highway trip in between is brutal LOL.
How did he adjust caster? Did you also install adjustable control arms?After the Jeep dealer installed the Mopar lift, I took my Sahara to my independent shop to install a Yeti adjustable trackbar and get an alignment. He did increase the caster to help the Jeep to track more straight.
I love how the Mopar lift rides on-road and articulates off-road, but I’m not 100% happy with how the steering feels on-road. It could be the big 35x12.5 tires. I ordered a Fox steering stabilizer; hope it helps.
I should clarify: he adjusted the alignment. I’d have to look up exactly what he did. He did say, though, that he adjusted the alignment precisely to track better on-road.How did he adjust caster? Did you also install adjustable control arms?
Thanks for that. Would you happen to be able to make any bolt-on track bar reinforcement suggestions? And where I might buy those Grade 8 bolts (Amazon maybe)?If you're replacing the track bar, go ahead and add (1) a bolt-on track bar reinforcement bracket and (2) grade-8 bolts.
The front track bar is the lodestone for the entire front suspension, as well as the origin of most death wobble. You want it to be as solid as possible.
Also, make sure it's torqued to spec.
Thanks… My Steersmarts Yeti adjustable front track bar is ordered!I would just add that replacing the stock track bar with a quality solid adjustable will benefit you more than centering the axles. It will tighten up the front end and steering.
The stock bar is not very robust, even in a Rubicon. I highly suggest it, especially with a lift.
You could get away with a TB relocation bracket but new adjustable TB firms things up.Thanks… My Steersmarts Yeti adjustable front track bar is ordered!
I also noticed someone post that the rear is a nice to have but not as necessary as the front one. Is that correct?