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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-20-2018, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Track Bar Frame Bracket

What do you guys think about the front track bar brackets that mount to the frame? The ones that provide a support on both sides of the joint and rotates the joint 90 degrees. I see that they do change the shearing of thebolt possibility but are they necessary? Also seems like a better anglefor a heim or Johnny joint to pivot.


Any input would be appreciated as I'm gettingclose to purchasing parts for my winter lift.


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After a day of talking to many about the track bar, I'm leaning towards keeping the stock bracket and going with a Currie or JKS bar. A 5/8" grade 8 bolt is pretty strong!


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Take a look at Ruffstuff's new TJ trackbar that has a 1ton tapered drag link end. I already fitted mine with a double shear bracket and WJ trackbar.
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I have the Currie HD trackbar - it's a brute (and can be straightened if necessary.) Blaine (mrblaine Black Magic Brakes, etc.) told me he's seen a few trackbar frame brackets crack. It's a tad difficult to clearly see all around the bracket but I inspected mine as best I could and it looks okay. I managed to shear the bolt on the axle end of trackbar bracket but I don't remember if it was grade 8 or grade 5. We were running a forest service road in Colorado in drizzle and then sleet when it broke - there I was laying on the ground trying to fit the trackbar back in the bracket. Ugh.
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Take a look at Ruffstuff's new TJ trackbar that has a 1ton tapered drag link end. I already fitted mine with a double shear bracket and WJ trackbar.

Your bar looks very close to the diff cover in that pic. Have you had any problems rubbing the cover?
What kind of a bracket is that and is it welded on?


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That bracket has about 1/4" of clearance, when on the bump stop cans. The bracket is a modified Nth Degree Mobility. It was never intended to fit with 2" of bump stop, but I like how it's a cross member that connects to the opposite side of the frame. For those that wish to question if it works?.. it worked fine in the previous Rubicon it was in for about 150K miles. This Jeep is less than 3"lift, the previous was a 6" long arm.
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That bracket has about 1/4" of clearance, when on the bump stop cans. The bracket is a modified Nth Degree Mobility. It was never intended to fit with 2" of bump stop, but I like how it's a cross member that connects to the opposite side of the frame. For those that wish to question if it works?.. it worked fine in the previous Rubicon it was in for about 150K miles. This Jeep is less than 3"lift, the previous was a 6" long arm.


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On my orange Rubi I had a WJ knuckle swap done. TNTcustoms provided quality parts
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