(approx) 30 Minutes
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
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Hey, guys. So, today I'm here with the Zone Offroad Front Adjustable Track Bar fitting all 2007 to 2018 JK Wranglers with up to 4 inches of lift. So, after you lift your Wrangler and throw off all of your suspension geometry, there are a couple of modifications that I always recommend that you take a look into in order to accommodate for all of those thrown off angles. So, a track bar is gonna be one of those mods and it's gonna be responsible for recentering your front axle. So, this one by Zone Offroad is gonna be the perfect choice for a JK owner who's lifted their Wrangler and their lift did not come with a track bar or a bracket in order to accommodate for that added height. This is also gonna be perfect for the JK owner with a stock suspension, but just needs to replace a worn or damaged track bar and wants something that's gonna be a little bit more solid and it's gonna hold up to whatever you throw at it and have a little bit longer of a lifespan overall. So, as far as price goes, this is gonna be roughly $130, putting this at a very average price point for how this track bar is set up. So, what I mean by that, there's a couple of different choices or styles as far as track bars go and this is gonna have fixed bushings and it's gonna be single adjustable. Some other options that you may be taking a look at on the page, that maybe a little bit more expensive will have different style attachment points, they may have a single heim joint up at the frame or they're gonna have a double heim joint set up. And that's usually just gonna offer you a little bit more articulation than a fixed bushing set up like this.So, there are also gonna be different style track bars as far as adjustability goes. Now, this, like I said, is gonna be a single adjustable. So, in order to adjust the length, you would have to unbolt it from the axle side, adjust the collar, and then bolt it back up. Now, other more expensive choices may have a collar or a crush sleeve very similar to your factory drag link. You just have to loosen up and you can leave it bolted up to your Wrangler. This style is gonna be a lot more cost-effective and I personally overall think that this is a really solid setup and perfect for the JK owner who isn't looking for all the bells and whistles as far as adjustability and articulation goes, but still want something that's gonna be solid and it's gonna be budget-friendly as well. So, install is gonna be a three out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, it's probably gonna take you about 30 minutes to get this thing bolted up. But I would like to mention that Zone Offroad does require you to have two-inch bump stop extensions for the correct axle clearance. So, speaking of that install, let's jump into that now.The tools that I used for my install were: A tape measure, a dead blow, an adjustable wrench, a 21-millimeter socket, and an impact wrench.So, the first step of our install is gonna be to remove our axle side bolt. For our track bar, I'm gonna be using a 21-millimeter socket and an impact wrench in order to do that. So, then we can remove our frame side bolt. Now, you're not gonna have a flag nut on the other side, you're gonna have a standard nut. So, you will need either a 21-millimeter wrench or I'm using an adjustable wrench here and then I'm gonna use that same 21-millimeter socket for the bolt head side. So, once the nut is off the other side, we can pull our bolt out and wiggle out our track bar. So, before I go ahead and install the new track bar, I did want to sit it next to the factory one and show you guys a little bit of a comparison. Now, first off, this is gonna be a lot more durable, does have a 1.25 inch solid build, so it is gonna resist damage, especially out on the trail a lot better than your factory one would since it is a little bit smaller. This is also going to be adjustable. As you guys can see down at the bottom, it is gonna have a one-inch fine thread for very precise adjustment in comparison to your factory one, which has no adjustment at all. So, this is also gonna work with a zero up to a 4-inch lift. So, if you just need to replace your factory worn out track bar and get a new one, this is perfect or if you need to recenter your axle after lifting your JK, this is also gonna be a good option. So, these are gonna have similar style bushings in the fact that they are fixed. This isn't gonna have a heim style bushing like some other options on the page may have, but these are gonna last a longer time, they're gonna have a longer lifespan, and they're also gonna firm up your ride a little bit considering they are a harder bushing than you are used to on your factory setup. So, enough about these two side by side, let's adjust our new one and get it on our Jeep.So, I'm going to start on our frame side now. It may be a little bit difficult to get this new bushing in. If you need to use a rubber mallet in order to tap it into place, that will help. So, now we can bolt this up. If it does need a little bit of help going through, you can take a rubber mallet. Then we can thread our factory nut on the other side. So, what we can do now is bolt it up to our axle side. Now, you do have to make sure that you measure this out correctly to your correct lift height. Now, your factory track bar is 32.5 inches from center to center. So, if you do have a little bit of a lift, you will have to do a little bit of trial and error in order to adjust this correctly to get your axle centered underneath your Jeep. So, we have it measured out to our factory size and we're just gonna go ahead and tap that into place.So, once it's down in the mount, we can't actually bolt it up because your axle, once you took that bolt out, it shifted over. So, we are gonna have to put it down on its own weight in order to get the bolt in. So, now that we have the Jeep on its own weight, it's lining up a lot better so we can take our factory hardware. You need again to take a mallet. After that, you can take your flag nut, thread that in on the other side as best as you can, try to catch at least one thread, and then we can grab our tools and tighten that down. So, now we can go back and tighten everything down once we have our hardware in. I'm using that same 21-millimeter socket that I used earlier to tighten this down making sure that our flag nut is on the back. So, then I'm gonna use that adjustable wrench set at 21 millimeters and a 21-millimeter socket and tighten up the top free bolt.That's gonna wrap up my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos like this, always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Specs & Installation
Precision Engineering. Zone Offroad brings you an incredible track bar in the Zone Offroad Front Adjustable Track Bar for 0-4 in. Lift. The adjustable end is 1” diameter fine thread, this bar is made of 1 ¼” solid steel with a black powder coating.
Unrivaled Technology. Designed for precision adjustment, this track bar features a 1”-14” thread. Engineered durometer specific urethane bushings, this bar gives you improved handling and feel both on and off-road.
Superior Performance. This track bar requires 2” of bump stop extension for axle clearance, which is not included with this track bar. From precision engineering to improved handling, you won’t be disappointed in the superior performance this upgrade will give your Jeep.
Installation. Zone Off-Road recommends that this track bar be installed by an expert mechanic. The installation is approximately 30 minutes.
Warranty. Zone Off-Road offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty that covers all flaws and defects in the materials or craftsmanship.
Application. The Zone Offroad Front Adjustable Track Bar for 0-4 in. Lift fits all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
Zone Offroad ZONJ5411
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(approx) 30 Minutes
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
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