Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the JKS Front Adjustable Trackbar, fitting all 2007 and up JKs with one to six inches of lift. Today, we're going to talk through the installation of this trackbar, which is a very simple one out of three wrench install. The whole process shouldn't take you more than an hour to complete. Going with an adjustable front trackbar on your Jeep is always a good idea when you have a lift to completely re-center that axle underneath the vehicle. And going with a much stronger trackbar like this one is going to ensure you're not going to have any type of flex in the trackbar, which can almost feel like a front end wobble. Now, this trackbar is going to be a little bit less expensive than some of the others on the market because it does have factory-style rubber bushings on both ends instead of the Heim joints on some of the more expensive trackbars. Those Heims are designed to give you a little bit more articulation than these rubber ones will, although they're also going to require a little bit more maintenance. The other aspect of this trackbar that makes it a little less expensive than some of those others is the fact that you will have to remove one end of this trackbar from its mount in order to lengthen or shorten it during that adjustment process. Now, adjusting a trackbar is something you really only do one time, so whether that's enough of a reason to spend more on a trackbar that has an adjustment collar and is a little bit easier to adjust is up to you.This trackbar is going to be very strong and you're not going to get any flex out of it. This is inch-and-a-half diameter, three-eighths thick DOM tubing that of course is going to be a lot stronger than your factory trackbar. As I said before, when you're driving down the road, you have those big tires, there's a lot of stress on all of your steering linkage, including your trackbar, so you can get a little bit of flex out of the trackbar which can feel like a wobble when you're sitting in the vehicle. Something like this is absolutely not going to flex. The rubber-style bushings on both ends are going to be near bulletproof. These are going to hold up really well, although again, you may give up a little tiny bit of articulation versus a Heim joint on a more expensive trackbar. Now, if the rest of your suspension is designed for maximum articulation and you feel that the rubber bushings on this will limit you a little bit, of course go with the version with the Heim joints. If you're running a suspension that has mostly factory control arms, chances are this isn't going to limit anything and you can save a few dollars by going with this option.This is a very simple installation process. The whole thing shouldn't take you more than an hour, and I'm definitely going to stick with one out of three wrenches on this. All you're going to need to do is remove one side of your factory trackbar, whether you decide to start on the axle side or on the frame side, then replace that trackbar with this new one using all of your factory hardware. Now, the part that may take a few extra minutes is actually getting this adjusted. Ideally, your axle would sit dead center underneath your Jeep. You can eyeball it, you can take some measurements, however you need to do it, you're going to loosen up this jam nut to make this trackbar longer or shorter to adjust where the axle is sitting underneath your vehicle.I think this trackbar is incredibly well-built for the price. This comes in at right around $200. Now, if you are looking for a trackbar that has some additional features, one that has an adjustment collar to make it a little bit easier to adjust or one that has a Heim joint on one or both ends, those are going to be a little bit more expensive. But if your suspension is set up in a way that you're not going to see a benefit from those Heim joints and you're okay taking a little bit more time when you adjust this that first time, I think this is going to be a really good buy. So if you're looking to upgrade to an adjustable front trackbar that is much stronger than factory so that you can fully center your front axle and also eliminate any wobble that you might get from a weak and flexing factory trackbar, I think this is going to be a really nice option. That's my review of the JKS Front Adjustable Trackbar, fitting all 2007 and up JKs with one to six inches of lift that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.