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What is the best Track Bars to get for an OME+40 lift. What kind are you guys running and have you had any trouble with them??

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What is the best Track Bars to get for an OME+40 lift. What kind are you guys running and have you had any trouble with them??
I prefer the use of the stock trackbar personally with the use of one of THSE and/or THESE. Using the trackbar relocation brackets on the axle end allow for correct steering/suspension geometry. However, if you MUST use an adjustable trackbar check THESE and/or THESE out.


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i have the poly track bar and was always a believer in the track bar,

after looking at some other jeep recently though i feel i should have relocated or used the drag link flip kit they use..... oh well


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May I ask why you prefer a Bracket over a actuall Adjustable Track Bar?

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Poly, i are stought and the easiest. The double adjuster is the way to go.

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I have RockKrawler trackbars and they are very stout. I'm happy with them. Then again, I also have the rear Poly bracket installed, and will be putting the front bracket and hi-steer on within the next couple weeks.
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May I ask why you prefer a Bracket over a actuall Adjustable Track Bar?
The adjustable track bars just allow you to re-center the axle when you lift it. The track bar brackets correct the suspension geometry and also re-centers the axle. The stock track bars have held up well for us.

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Okay right on! So I am guessing that its why Alot of peoples Stock TB holes are "Wallowing" out with just the TB's, because the suspension Geometry is worng?

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Okay right on! So I am guessing that its why Alot of peoples Stock TB holes are "Wallowing" out with just the TB's, because the suspension Geometry is worng?
I don't think so, the cause of the holes wallowing out is probably because they are not torquing the bolt tight enough our they are using an aftermarket track bars that have thin bushing sleeves that are crushing and loosing the preload in the bolt.

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you are runnin gthe +40 coils which is like a 4" lift... I would get an adjustable trac bar (I run TF HD Forged) and some sort of flip kit

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Yeah will be looking into the flip kit for sure. Anyone have the rock Krawler steering kit? Comes with all I'd need

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What is the best Track Bars to get for an OME+40 lift. What kind are you guys running and have you had any trouble with them??
I certainly can't tell you what's best, because I've only tried one brand, Rock Krawler. I have an OME 2" HD lift and RK front Lowers, front trackbar, and rear TB kit with bracket. My castor is set and my axles are centered. Mission accomplished.

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Yeah will be looking into the flip kit for sure. Anyone have the rock Krawler steering kit? Comes with all I'd need
I haven't used it but everyone that has speaks highly about it... same is true with the TF kit

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you are runnin gthe +40 coils which is like a 4" lift... I would get an adjustable trac bar (I run TF HD Forged) and some sort of flip kit
You can run THIS (with adjustable cam option) with a Drag Link Flip kit up to 4.5" lift without the use of an adjustable trackbar.


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Anyone running our JK 5.5" Systems has the "JK Ultimate Steering Package" included in their kit! We just broke it out at the first of the year and is certainly a sure fire way to nail down any steering woes. This ensures, the track bar and drag link geometry is on point and does not take a chance on a poor relationship between the two which is something you could possibly get by mixing and matching components using different brands for each part or component! This area of the JK is pretty critical!

Hope that info make sense and helps you out! You may even want to contact the manufacturer of the parts you already have to see if they offer something that will be 100% compliant to meet your needs.

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I recently installed a RK "bomb-proof" front adj trackbar and though I have yet to test it out fully, on road manners are improved and steering feels a bit tighter. Two thumbs up so far

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What kind of ends are on the RK trackbar? Looks like rubber (or poly) on one end and metal heim joint on the other end in the pic on their site?
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What kind of ends are on the RK trackbar? Looks like rubber (or poly) on one end and metal heim joint on the other end in the pic on their site?
Exactly as shown. Pretty sure the axle end is rubber, though I didn't look real close.

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Me running Rock Krawler on front of my jk..looking to get there rear one when the next sales comes! hint hint
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