(approx) 3 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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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.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Adjustable Performance. Maintain your investment by ensuring proper geometry with the JKS Front Adjustable Trackbar. Designed for Wranglers equipped with 1-6 inches of suspension lift, this track bar will provide a solid centered axle to keep your Jeep on track. This bar is fully adjustable and allows for fine adjustments for perfected geometry during on and off road travel.
Rugged Construction. This adjustable front track bar is crafted from strong 1.5 in diameter, .375 inch thick DOM steel tubing for extreme rigid strength. It is zinc plated and finished in a durable black powder coat designed to prevent corrosion and rust. Each bar is equipped with a premium rubber bushing to provide a quiet and comfortable ride.
Installation and Warranty. This front adjustable track bar includes the necessary hardware for a bolt on installation. Each bar is backed by JKS with a Lifetime Limited Warranty and is fully serviceable providing complete reliability and continued performance.
Application. The JKS Front Adjustable Track bar is specifically designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models equipped with 1-6 inches of suspension lift.
Note: This bar is not compatible with frame mounted track bar drop brackets.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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January 20, 2020
Track bar Very easy installation total time replacing the track bar and adjusting it less than an hourHelpful (0)
November 12, 2019
Well made product
Solved my front axel centering need after installing a mopar lift kitHelpful (1)
May 21, 2019
Got rid of my death wobble, a lot thicker than factory. Higher quality. Definitely recommend.Helpful (1)
May 08, 2019
JKS Track Bar
Helped fix my big wobble problem and changed the entire feel of my Jeep look forward to using more JKS products!Helpful (1)
April 24, 2019
These are super beefy and tough. Immediately stopped instability over bumps after my 4.5 inch lift. Big upgrade over stock bar.Helpful (1)
April 17, 2019
I recently had a wobble and couldn't find out why after an alignment and tightening everything. I then described what cause the wobble to a mechanic. He shot me a link to this page, I bought it, and it immediately fixed my wobble thank you!Helpful (1)
April 13, 2019
Recent install with steering linkage and 35.
Solved my deathwobble with stock wheels and tires. Looks great and I like that I will be able to lift without needing a new track bar.Helpful (1)
March 07, 2019
JKS adjustable trackbar
Great product for the money, used in conjunction with Teraflex 1.5” lift/leveling kit. Easy to install and adjust, definitely a step above the factory track bar.Helpful (3)
March 01, 2019
Strong Track Bar
Install was super easy, and the comparison between this track and the stock one is significant. I put this in with the upgraded grade 8 hardware kit to tame the 35' tires.Helpful (1)
February 16, 2019
The trackbar is EXTREMELY thick and very tough, especially compared to stock, I replaced both my front a rear trackbars and this front one alone weighed more than both of my old ones combined, I bent my original front trackbar and I feel very confident replacing it with this one. Very strong and well made, bushings were perfect and the threads were very smooth and well made.Helpful (3)
Does the trackbar come with new bolts?
This would not come with new bolts no.
will this fit a 2007 jeep jk X with the Teraflex leveling kit?
Thank you for your question! Yes, this would be compatible with any leveling kit 1 inch and above.
Will this be fine with a upgraded front differential cover?
As long as the differential doesn't offer a different fitment than the one you currently have, you'll be good to go.
Would I need a bracket with a 4 inch lift?
No, this works for a 1-6 inch lift, which 4 inches falls under, so this will work.
Are the bushings replaceable?
Yes, the bushings are replaceable on theJKS Front Adjustable Trackbar for 1-6 in. Lift.
The JKS Front Adjustable Trackbar would replace the front track bar and you would not need a bracket. You would be able to adjust this to sit parallel with the drag link for a 2.5" lift.
Hello, the JKS Front Adjustable Trackbar, 1-6 in. Lift (07-17 Wrangler JK) will work on your stock suspension, but since it is set to work from 1-6 inches, that 1 inch difference may cause a slight miss alignment on the positioning of the axle.
(approx) 3 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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