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What is the best track bar replacement for a non lifted '05 jeep wrangler Rubicon? I've got 1 in coil spacers that I'd put on if I though the JKS adjustable would clear the diff.....but apparently it'll still hit the dana 44 unless you have at least 3 inches of lift.....which I just plain don't want. In fact I bought the spacers in anticipation of buying the jks TB before I found out that little tidbit about clearance.

Will the Currie clear? Seems that in my research, some folks claim it has better clearance, some claim it's the same bar as the JKS, and some claim you need 4 inches of lift to use it.

Any other options out there? My preference is to keep it stock lift wise, but I will add the coil spacer if necessary, but don't really want to do any more than that.
 

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The Currie track bar is the JKS track bar. Other than the HD model. Still same design.

As an '05 with stock suspension, you might want to check your control arm bushings before starting to do complete part replacements. The CA Bushings seem to be a culprit that a lot of folks miss at first. A little movement in those bushings will cause severe death wobble.

I guess the other question would be...how bad is the wobble. Death Wobble is often labeled when its really just a wobble. DW will make you think you are going to wreck the jeep and die. If just a wobble, think about having your tires rebalanced. I've had a shop miss mine by a lot before.

Good luck.
 

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Actually, the currie trackbar is different from the jks one in that the newer currie design has an offset on the frame mounted side to offer more clearance. The jks one is the same as currie's older design. I would take a look at the pics of both to compare and you can tell the difference. I believe you can use the currie on stock height. Dave at Northridge should be able to help you.
 

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Nah, it's definitely death wobble. Actually had it since new...........found it would periodically go away with new tires or rotating them but always comes back after a few hundred miles. Classic symptoms............between 40 and 50 and you hit a lip or uneven patch of road it feels like the world is going to end with a violent side to side shimmy that whips the steering wheel from side to side forcing you to slow down to below 15 or so until it stops.........then you can get going again. Want to fix it for good this time. CA's are fine, definitely worn end on the TB, and it's sloppy.

What Chojeep said is basically what I've heard from several..........but nobody seems to know the part number of the newer Currie or what lift heights it works with on a 44.
 

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My 19k mile OE track bar that I just removed for the lift kit. PM me if you would like to get it.
 

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Here is the part number. CE-9120TJS
I was told by the Currie rep that it would work with stock up to 4". I have it on mine which has a 3" AEV lift with no issues or contact with the D44 and I have the Ridler covers which are much thicker.

Hope that helps.
 

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I had death wobble after doing my lift with adjustable CA's and Currie HD steering etc. Was able to get down to just a wobble with a Road force balance and alignment. Funny thing was at 70 mph it was smooth as glass and was the worst around 54mph. Turns out I had unit bearings that were going and you couldn't tell without using a board or something else under the tire to really flex it. With new bearing wobble is gone.
 

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Chojeep said:
Here is the part number. CE-9120TJS
I was told by the Currie rep that it would work with stock up to 4". I have it on mine which has a 3" AEV lift with no issues or contact with the D44 and I have the Ridler covers which are much thicker.

Hope that helps.
Yes, awesome! Thanks!
 

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ewbish said:
Chojeep said:
Here is the part number. CE-9120TJS
I was told by the Currie rep that it would work with stock up to 4". I have it on mine which has a 3" AEV lift with no issues or contact with the D44 and I have the Ridler covers which are much thicker.

Hope that helps.
Yes, awesome! Thanks!

Honestly, if you're going that route, go with the CE-9120TJJ which is the heavy duty one. Spend the money now for the better part.
 

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ewbish said:
Chojeep said:
Here is the part number. CE-9120TJS
I was told by the Currie rep that it would work with stock up to 4". I have it on mine which has a 3" AEV lift with no issues or contact with the D44 and I have the Ridler covers which are much thicker.

Hope that helps.
Yes, awesome! Thanks!

Honestly, if you're going that route, go with the CE-9120TJJ which is the heavy duty one. Spend the money now for the better part.
Doesn't the heavy duty one require 4 inches of lift?
 

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.............Doesn't the heavy duty one require 4 inches of lift?
Call Currie tomorrow and ask for Chris. You will be fine under 4" but, call him just so, you can have a reassuring voice telling you to relax.
 

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ewbish said:
Red Dog Leader said:
ewbish said:
Chojeep said:
Here is the part number. CE-9120TJS
I was told by the Currie rep that it would work with stock up to 4". I have it on mine which has a 3" AEV lift with no issues or contact with the D44 and I have the Ridler covers which are much thicker.

Hope that helps.
Yes, awesome! Thanks!

Honestly, if you're going that route, go with the CE-9120TJJ which is the heavy duty one. Spend the money now for the better part.
Doesn't the heavy duty one require 4 inches of lift?
I have 3" of suspension lift and am running it.
 

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I have 3" of suspension lift and am running it.
Did it make a difference in the ride?
Not really...I went from an RE I put on in '05 and the axle side bushing was worn, which in turn wore the hole out a bit....the HD version of the Currie made sense as the bolt on the axle is bigger. The nice difference was the offset as the RE would bang the diff if the right bump was encountered. (not cool). No more diff bang.
 
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