(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
- How to Install Teraflex Rear Trackbar Bracket for 2-6 In. lift on your 2007-2013 Wrangler
This Teraflex Rear Trackbar Bracket is for those of you that have a 2007 to 2018 JK with 3 to 6 inches of lift on it that are looking for a rear trackbar bracket to help get some of your rear suspension geometry back into check. This is going to adjust your roll center, getting it a little bit closer back to factory, so that the Jeep handles and rides a little bit closer to a factory ride. This is not going to completely replace an adjustable rear trackbar in your Jeep. This is more for roll center. The adjustable trackbar is more for recentering the axle underneath the vehicle. So, do keep that in mind. This is gonna be a pretty easy one out of three wrench installation, and I'll show you how to get it installed in just a second. So, this rear trackbar bracket is going to be one of two different options available from Teraflex. I really like this one. It's very, very strong. Not just from Teraflex, but even in the market, it's one of the better ones that you can get. And the reason for that is the fact that it attaches to the axle in three different locations. One spot here where the factory trackbar would attach onto the axle. Down here at your rear lower control arm bolt. And then over here with the U-bolt around the axle itself. So, the fact that it attaches in three different places means it's going to be very, very strong. As you raise up this trackbar mounting point, you can add a lot of additional leverage and a lot of additional stress in this area. And if you get any motion out of that bracket, it can actually feel like the Jeep is swaying a little bit. The back end can be moving over top of the axle. So, you want that to be really solid, and that's what this bracket is going to give you. This is gonna be nice beefy, strong, steel covered in a black powder coat finish, so it is going to hold up very well as well, being underneath the vehicle, where's it's exposed to all of the elements. So, this is going to be a trackbar bracket that's gonna be a little bit more expensive than some of the other options because of the way that it's built. Again, there are less expensive ones. There are other ones, even from Teraflex, and from a lot of other brands. But I don't think they do as good of a job. If you have the budget for it, I recommend stepping up to this one. And for a little over $106, I still think it's gonna be a pretty good deal for you. So, now I'm gonna show you how to get this installed. We have the Jeep up in the air just so you guys can see what we're doing a little bit better, but it's actually easier to do this when the Jeep is under its own weight and on the ground. It'll make it a lot easier to bolt up the trackbar after the new bracket's installed. You won't have to worry about the axle sagging and moving around. And, in general, there won't be any load on this bolt at all when you remove it. So, what we've done, even though we do have it in the air, again, so you can see it a little bit better, we added a couple of tall jack stands under here, just to support the weight of the axle itself. So, what we're gonna do is go ahead and first remove this 22 millimeter bolt that holds the trackbar onto the axle side bracket. The next bolt we have to remove for this installation is right here. This is the lower control arm bolt, where the control arm fastens to the axle. Once those two bolts are removed, you can grab your trackbar bracket and start with the installation. We're gonna set the bracket in place over top of the factory trackbar mount on the axle, and the first bolt we're going to reattach is that control arm bolt that we just took back out. We're gonna make that finger tight, so that we can go ahead and attach the rest of the hardware before tightening everything down. Once you have the control arm bolt in place, you can put the nut on finger tight. After that, we'll install the supplied bolt through the new bracket and through the factory trackbar mount on the axle. While you're doing that, you're going to be installing this very beefy crush sleeve that's so that when we tighten this down, and we do want this pretty tight, that it doesn't just crush both the factory bracket and your new bracket. Once the spacer's installed, you can go ahead and install the nut and bolt hardware. After that bolt's in place, you'll install the U-bolt around the axle. The last step in the installation is to reinstall the factory trackbar bolt into the trackbar to hold it into your new trackbar bracket. Now, as you can see on the new trackbar bracket, there are a total of three different holes that you can mount the trackbar in. And as you change that setting, you're gonna be changing the roll center of the vehicle, so, how the vehicle handles when it goes around a corner. So, you can try a couple of different settings, see what you like best. That will also depend on how high your lift is, how high your actual vehicle sits, depending on the weight of it. There are a lot of factors that go into which one of these holes you should be using. Some people just like to pick the middle one, set it and forget it. Others will play with it. That's really up to you. What we're gonna do today is go ahead and put the trackbar in that center hole. So, if you're looking for a rear trackbar bracket to adjust the rear suspension geometry a little closer to factory when you have 3 to 6 inches of lift, I would recommend this option from Teraflex. And you can find it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Specs & Installation
Specs. Teraflex's rear trackbar bracket Wrangler JKs is made of steel with sleek and stylish black powder coat finish. The powder coating keeps rust from eating at the bracket no matter how often you sink your Jeep into mud.
Construction. This bracket is designed for lift heights from 3 to 6 inches and uses adjustable mounting locations. The bracket mounts to the rear axle, and is designed to be the strongest on the market. In addition, this bracket has been proven in testing to reduce rear body roll tendencies by restoring the proper roll center of your Jeep.
Application. Fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK models with 3 to 6 inch lift systems.
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(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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