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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-03-2002, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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YJ - Front Trac-Bar

Just wondering what the cons would be to run with no front trac-bar on my YJ.

If it's a "must" to have down there, do they make longer/adjustable ones for off-road use or is the stock one long enough as to not limit articulation...

I know a couple guys who run no front trac-bar and no steering stabilizer and have heard no bad things from them....

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Re: YJ - Front Trac-Bar

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Re: YJ - Front Trac-Bar

i run w/ no rear track bar on my yj, and a jks adjustable one on my front, but i have never tightened it, so it expands and collapses when it wants, pretty much i dont' have a front track bar. oh, i also dont' run a front sway bar either. you just get used to it.
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Re: YJ - Front Trac-Bar

i have a 3inch lift on my yj and took off the track bar. seemed ok, until i had to make a quick lane change to avoid george washingtons grandfather. when i swerved, and then went to get back in my own lane, my yj started a side to side rocking, like the old cjs used to do. i put the track bar back on. i am gonna take some stock and make my own brackets for lowering the mounting points. i'll post a pic and let you know how it turns out.
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Re: YJ - Front Trac-Bar

Where'd you get the JKS adjustable?
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Re: YJ - Front Trac-Bar

Ok, I want to test it out and see if it limits my articulation (track-bar installed).... if it does I want to get that JKS adjustable one (so it can be "loose" when off-road) ... or I may design some sort of "quick release" for the track-bar I have on there right now...

I have no rear track bar.. nor plan to have one... however I have a Traction Bar on the way [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: YJ - Front Trac-Bar

go to www.mountainoffroad.com its called the sliploc trac bar, its a lil pricy there, i forget where i got mine from, but i know i didn't pay that much
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Re: YJ - Front Trac-Bar

Thanks,

Did you find that your stock trac-bar was limiting your articulation? (What's your setup??)
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Re: YJ - Front Trac-Bar

well...i got a drop down bracket w/ my rusty's 3.5" lift, it worked for a bit, but it decided it didn't like being connected. so i ripped it off and put this on, and it did help w/ articulation. im prob going to sell it sometime, b/c i never tighten it for road driving. i got used to it being loose, and when i did tighten it, the jeep really felt like it was going to tip. but i guess thats just me, i like the leaning feeling :-)
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Re: YJ - Front Trac-Bar

I bought my SlipLoc Trac Bar WTB9800 from M.O.R.E and had to replace the Hiem jounts after a few years. The replacement joints were nicer then the originals. I bought the SlipLoc Trac Bar WTB9800 when it first came out. The only complaint I have is that the Heim joints seem to favor twisting to one side and make a lot of noise at times. I am now thinking of modifying one of the joints to a rubber bushing.

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