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Rough Country Front Adjustable Track Bar for 1.5-4.5 in. Lift (97-06 Wrangler TJ)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Precisely Centers Your Jeep's Front Axle
  • Heavy-Duty Tie Rod End
  • Features Clevite OEM Style Rubber Bushings
  • Fits Jeep Wrangler TJ 1997 to 2006 Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Rough Country front adjustable track bar, fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs. This is available for those of you with zero to three-and-a-half inches of lift, and one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half inches of lift, so make sure you get the right one for your suspension setup. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this track bar, which is going to be a very simple one out of three wrenches. This will bolt directly in place of your factory track bar, but give you some additional strength and some adjustability. You should be able to get this installed in about an hour. We're also going to talk through the construction and a few of the features of the track bar. This is for those of you who have a lift on your Jeep and are looking to recenter the front axle. On our Jeeps, we have a five-link setup up front, so the track bar has the job of centering the axle underneath the vehicle left to right. And if you lift your Jeep but you have a factory track bar in place in its factory mounts, it can pull the axle to one side, which may bother you when you look at the Jeep, but can also cause some trouble when you turn the wheel to the lock one way and you have some rubbing, and when you turn it the other way, you don't have rubbing. Recentering the axle can take away that rub and can also help with any binding that might occur at full flex when you are off-road. So there are a few different benefits to an adjustable track bar. Also, adding an aftermarket track bar will add some strength, which is always a good thing, especially if you have bigger tires on your TJ or if you are doing some heavy-duty wheeling. This track bar isn't going to be as expensive as some of the other ones on the market because it does have a factory-style rubber bushing on one end and a factory-style tie rod end on the other. Some of the more expensive versions may be a little bit stronger, and also have a different attachment point on the frame side here which can be a little bit stronger. However, if you don't do that hardcore wheeling, if your tires aren't that big and heavy, or maybe you just stay on the street and you just wanna center up your axle, this is going to save you a little bit of money over those other options. This track bar is one-and-a-quarter inches in diameter and a one-quarter-inch wall thickness tubing, giving it plenty of strength. Now, as I mentioned before, having a track bar that is adjustable like this not only will center up your axle underneath the Jeep, but it eliminates the need for you to use a track bar bracket. Now, a track bar relocation bracket can change the angle of your track bar, and if you don't also change the angle of your drag link, you'll end up with something known as bump-steer, which is something that's uncomfortable to experience when you're on the road, when you hit a bump and the steering wheel wants to whip back and forth. So, using your factory track bar mounts and using your factory drag link mounts without a drop pitman arm gives you good steering geometry. This is also gonna give you that strength, and center the axle, as we talked about. Now, this is system is only single adjustable, which a lot of track bars are, but it is worth pointing out. So, in order to get the axle centered, you are going to have to pop this tie rod end down. You're gonna have to loosen up the jam nut, make your length adjustment, reinstall everything tight, take another measurement, and adjust again. A lot of double adjustable tie rods, for instance, or drag links, are adjustable on the Jeep, which makes things a little bit easier as far as centering the axle. This is going to be a little bit more work to get your axle centered up, however, it's not something you have to do every day. Once you get the axle centered, it is pretty much, set it and forget it. As I said before, installing this track bar is a simple one-out-of-three-wrench installation that shouldn't take you more than an hour. The first step is removing your factory track bar, which you'll do by removing the cotter pin and the castle nut, and then popping the tie rod end out of its location on the frame side. Now, that can be a little bit difficult to do. You may have to strike the frame side mount with a hammer perpendicular to the tie rod to help it pop out because that is a tapered fit and that can be pretty tight. But, on the axle side, you'll just have to remove your track bar bolt. Now, once you have that removed, it's a simple matter of putting your new track bar up into place. As I mentioned, you will have to get things adjusted to get your axle centered up, however, once that's done, you just tighten down your bolts and you're finished. Now, if you've had any experience with a wobble or with death wobble, 9 times out of 10 in my experience, death wobble on a TJ is caused by your track bar bolts not being tight. Now, this is a tapered fit up on the frame side, however, this bolt down here on your axle side does have to be very, very tight in order to not move. And if it is a little bit loose and it does move, you are gonna get a wobble, and in the worst case scenario, you're gonna end up with death wobble. So, make sure that you get everything torqued down nice and tight when you're doing this installation. So, as far as tools that are necessary, just your traditional hand tools, although, again, you will need something with some leverage to get that bolt nice and tight, and you may need a mallet or a hammer to get your factory track bar loose from the frame side mount. As I said before, this track bar is gonna come in at right around $125, and there are more expensive versions on the market. Those more expensive versions are going to be a little beefier, a little bit stronger, and they're not going to have a tie rod end on that frame side. They're going to have a bushing end with a bolt, which can be a little bit stronger and hold up a little bit better over time. So, it really comes down to what you want on your Jeep. If you're just looking for the adjustability, if you don't need or want a ton of strength, or if this one is the one that fits into your budget, it's gonna be a good option. If you want something that's gonna be a little bit stronger, and you have a little bit more money to pay for it, there are some more expensive stronger options on the market, such as JKS and TeraFlex. So, if you are looking for an adjustable track bar to get your axle centered under your Jeep, and to have some additional strength for those big tires or hardcore wheeling, this is going to be a nice option that will save you some money over the strongest options available. So, that's my review of the Rough Country front adjustable track bar, fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

Please note: All Rough Country products are subject to a handling fee

Heavy-duty Construction. The Rough Country RCS-7572 Front Adjustable Track Bar helps you easily center the front axle under your jeep. It features a sturdy construction with a 1.25-inch outer diameter and 0.25-inch thick wall tubing for durable use. Recommended for models with 1.5in - 4.5in suspension lift kits.

Hardware Components. The sturdy tie rod end of this TJ adjustable track bar provides maximum range of movement to help keep your axle at the most favorable angle for safe off-road driving. It also includes Clevite OEM style rubber bushings that help reduce vibration and increase the life of the track rod.

Fitment. This track bar is designed to fit Jeep Wrangler TJ 1997 to 2006 models.

Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods.

Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Track Bar
  • (1) Track Bar End
  • Hardware
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Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • TJ - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Rubicon - 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Unlimited - 04, 05, 06

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5/5
right on

easy install took away the death wobble and easy on the wallet ...beefy product

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5/5
Money well spent

This is the best track bar for the money I've used. Much better quality than OEM and easy to adjust. Thanks

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Overall Rating 4.7

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  • 5/5

    May 19, 2017

    right on

    easy install took away the death wobble and easy on the wallet ...beefy product

    GlennM

    Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    February 09, 2017

    Money well spent

    This is the best track bar for the money I've used. Much better quality than OEM and easy to adjust. Thanks

    Johnstone

    Year: 2006Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    March 29, 2016

    This product had the best features at the cheapest price!

    This Rough Country adjustable front track bar was the piece that completed my lift kit! The track bar was easy to install and looks and feels better than the stock one!

    Jay812

    Year: 2004Submodel: WranglerTioga, PA

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  • 5/5

    January 04, 2016

    Fit perfectly into my 98 TJ

    The adjustable front track bar fit perfectly in place of my old broken one. The greaseable fitting makes me feel really good about the construction of the track bar, and puts me at ease to think that it made my jeep safe to drive again with my baby brother in it.

    Yeti98

    Year: 1998Bergen County, NJ, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    July 28, 2015

    great fit

    I got this to put my front axle back under my 05 wrangler after a coil lift works great put the axle back in place east install overall great product

    Craneman

    Year: 2005Arizona, USA

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  • 5/5

    October 26, 2014

    Rough Country Track Bar, Excellent Value!!!!

    I decided to take a chance on the Rough Country adjustable track bar instead of spending top dollar on the other "top brands" and boy am I glad I did!!! The construction is extremely beefy and stout, certainly stronger than my OEM track bar. Fit and finish are excellent! It bolts right up using the OEM axle side hole and bolt and was easy to install and center!! Installation takes about 20min, and another 15 min to get centered perfectly! No rubbing or binding at flex either! I'll be buying another one for my rear!!

    Alex86

    Year: 1997Baton Rouge, LA, USA

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  • 5/5

    June 26, 2014

    Direct bolt on

    No need to weld or drill. Just make sure to measure and bolt it in.

    B929

    Year: 2003Chardon, OH 44024, USA

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  • 5/5

    January 24, 2014

    Great bar! Very strong.

    Much heavier and thicker than stock bar and since its adjustable I was able to center the axles.

    tintguy

    Year: 1997Goreville, IL 62939, USA

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  • 5/5

    September 05, 2017

    Great replacement for factory track bar

    Installed with a 2inch lift. Took away the death wobble that I previously had.

    CyrusH

    Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    August 29, 2017

    RC front adjustable track bar

    Worked great for my 03 Rubicon , I put a RC 4" lift on my TJ and ordered this to keep my front end in line with rest of body. They say u can use the stock one but it pulls the front off track from the rear wheels. Ordered it and was at my door in 2 days. Worked great, heavier and better than stock.

    TimW

    Year: 2003Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 5/5

    August 21, 2017

    Great product

    Installed easily and would recommend. Good product for a good price.

    ScottK

    Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    January 03, 2017

    Best bang for the buck!

    These track bars are amazing and very simple to put on your self with a little elbow grease. I bought these because my old ones where busted and worn out. I did not have alot of money at the moment to spend a lot of money for upgrading to heavy duty. I saw these saw that they looked heavy duty and the best part they were very affordable. So I ordered the front and back replaced them my self carried it to a local shop they aligned it and my steering is much tighter rides smoother and no vibrations or death wobble, simple fix and looks great you can definitely count on rough country products I will be a continuing customer. Thanks and hope this helps!

    BRADBraz

    Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    November 15, 2016

    Works great

    Install was not hard just two blots took me a little longer I upgraded to a larger grade 8 bolt on the axel side and had to drill the bushing hole so that took a little more time. The product works as advertised and allows the axel to be centered without any issues.

    Jeep

    Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    September 30, 2016

    Worked great!

    Perfect fit for my 04 tj, only took about an hour to take the old one off and put on the new one

    Bgg

    Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    August 25, 2016

    front track bar

    Replaced oem track bar with rough country's. Made a huge difference in drivability. Easy install that took only 1.5 hours.

    Michael24

    Year: 2006Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 5/5

    June 28, 2016

    Great Product for great price

    This is a way heavier duty track bar than the stock. Installed easily and didn't break the bank.

    Cory

    Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    March 19, 2016

    Track bar for my tomb raider Tj

    My Tj has a 4 inch lift, and the old owner didn't barderd to correct the front diff , the new track bar come with great introuctions and a correct mesurment to straitened the diff to the body of the Tj. Just added a new dampener and death wobble is gone.

    Josed1

    Year: 2003Submodel: RubiconChicago, IL, USA

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  • 5/5

    January 22, 2016

    Perfect fit

    Installed easily and worked as expected. Installed with a 2.5" lift.

    rubi61

    Year: 2004York, PA, USA

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  • 5/5

    February 17, 2015

    great product

    installed product with 4 inch lift so I would not have to drill another hole factory track bar mount. Installation was a breeze. would recommend this product

    48flatfender

    Year: 1997Stevensville, MT 59870, USA

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  • 5/5

    October 10, 2017

    VERRY HAPPY!

    Was all it was said to be...went on easy, adjusted easily, and along with the other repairs I have made to my front end my jeep drives like new.

    RandyR

    Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

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