Track bars... what do I need to know?

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I’m looking at getting a front and rear to re-center the axles after a small bump in height. What makes a good, strong enough reliable, and low maintenance track bar? Do you need the biggest baddest for mild to moderate trails?

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You want one that will clear your setup, is long enough for your lift and has a proven joint design. When looking at them be aware that several will require opening the lower mount on the front to clear the joint. I have Core 4x4 Tier 3 because they match my control arms, RK, MetalCloak, Currie and Clayton have nice beefy track bars without being stupidly over built like the one named for a cooler.
 

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They all do the same thing. 99% of their claims are a marketing ploy. As long as it is adjustable and has good joints. Buy what you want. Some will have a clearance issue if you add big Dif covers.
 
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Right now I have a Motobilt diff cover to put on this M186 just to try to make sure the gear oil stays where it belongs.

Is it ok quality-wise for the track bar to be adjustable without removing it for the mild to moderate trails were wanting to do? Is it even a factor?
 

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Right now I have a Motobilt diff cover to put on this M186 just to try to make sure the gear oil stays where it belongs.

Is it ok quality-wise for the track bar to be adjustable without removing it for the mild to moderate trails were wanting to do? Is it even a factor?
I'll take heat for this(don't care thick skin) but I personally don't think those are as stout. Some look especially flimsy except for the over hyped mythical mountain creature one.
 

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Right now I have a Motobilt diff cover to put on this M186 just to try to make sure the gear oil stays where it belongs.

Is it ok quality-wise for the track bar to be adjustable without removing it for the mild to moderate trails were wanting to do? Is it even a factor?
Great advise from redundant and wilbornz, I’ll add .02 . All aftermarket track bars are good, especially compared to oem. If you want to go economically, I can attest to RC track bar being well built and weighs about 16 lbs. When I got my rig, I was waiting for RK to put out their kit for JL platform so I put on the Mopar lift. Needing to fix geometry because of over 3” of lift I bought the cheapest knowing I was switching to RK.
Not a fan of RC , I was surprised how well built the track bar and lcas were. They served me well and now still going strong on a buddy’s Sahara. One other thing , if you have or plan on getting the synergy track bar /sector shaft brace, then the teraflex tb will need a little grinding to fit.
 

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I went with Steersmarts. They are very stout pieces of equipment. And the support is second to none. I am an amateur mechanic at best and multiple FaceTime calls and messages helped me with a great end results. Something to be said about that!!!
 

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