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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:39 pm    Post subject: Which front adj. trackbard to get... Reply with quote

i am installing a bigger lift soon and will need a front adj. trackbar. I was wondering whats the best one for the best price. Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like my RE front adjustable. Either that or Currie/JKS.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like Currie's products but they are always pricey!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm no TJ expert but I would say Rubicon or Tomken ??? They both make great products and are usually very easy to install.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you go with rubicon express - keep in mind that most people just go with the RE1600 trackbar. it's fine for anything up to 4.5" of lift - its even the one that they package with their 4.5" superflex kit. but if you think there's a chance that you'll someday go larger than that then pony up the cash to get their upgraded one - the RE1610. it's beefier and ditches the extra curve in favor of strength. you'll need the RE1611 drop bracket as well...but in the end this design more closely follows the geometry of the draglink - and most will confirm that similarly angled trackbars and draglinks can eliminate many steering issues (i.e. bumpsteer and sometimes deathwobble).

RE1600 (standard model packaged with the smaller lifts)


RE1610 (extreme duty model that uses the drop bracket as well)


RE1611 (drop bracket needed for RE1610)


if you go this route - you can contact bob supplee at Supplee 4WD Enterprises Inc - (405) 799-8977. bob will give you a rock bottom price that will usually beat other vendors and he always throws in shipping free of charge. no website so call him directly. he deals in RE, tera, yukon gears, arb, detroit, and many other parts companies. good luck!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all of the info. I really appreciate it!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I'm in the same boat and ready to throw my skycrapper trackbar as far as I can throw it, I was looking at the RE1610 instructions and it recommends a dropped pitman arm. I know there's a debate about the need for one - what's everybody think?
http://www.rubiconexpress.com/instructions/rubiconexpress/RE1610-RE1611A.pdf
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive got a JKS, its rugged enough.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the extreme duty (i.e. RE1610), the DPA recommendation would make more sense than with the standard duty trackbar. The HD version requires the bracket that I believe drops the frame mount a bit. If you're dropping the frame side of the trackbar, you would want to drop the pitman arm end of the draglink to keep them parallel.

Now is the DPA really needed??? I don't know. I have the standard duty trackbar without a DPA and haven't had any problems.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

like he said above, it's just mentioned to keep the parallel alignment of the trackbar and draglink as the new mount lowers it about an inch and a half. again, it's only really needed for higher lifts (5"+) but can help with bumpsteer at that point. i'll be putting a dpa in my jeep when i put the 1611 on it next month or so...but i'm running enough lift already (7") that it will be needing it.
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