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Old 06-03-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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I have 2011 JK 2Door. I'm having a teraflex 2.5"lift put on it. The first shop I talked to there was never a mention of changing out the track bar However the second shop recommended upgrading the front track bar for better stability and control with the new lift. Question is, is it the second shop just trying to "upsell" or does the guy make a valid point?

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I have 2011 JK 2Door. I'm having a teraflex 2.5"lift put on it. The first shop I talked to there was never a mention of changing out the track bar However the second shop recommended upgrading the front track bar for better stability and control with the new lift. Question is, is it the second shop just trying to "upsell" or does the guy make a valid point?
Not sure on the 2.5" lift but when lifting the jeep the further you lift the more it pulls the axle over to one side. The adjustable track bar will help you center the axle. If you ever upgrade to a larger lift you will still have room to make adjustments. If you do not get the track bar at least get the bolt upgrade kit. The track bar bolts are the one of the main issues with Death Wobble. Aftermarket track bars are built stronger too.

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On our jeeps with the 2.5 teraflex lift we ran for a month with the front stock track bar and then installed a Teraflex Monster track bar and we did feel the difference. Then about 3 weeks later we installed the teraflex front lower control arms and REALLY felt the difference....much much better steering with the front lower control arms installed.
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I like a front track bar for mentioned reasons and to help prevent DW.
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I agree. The trackbar isn't always needed but is recommended. I had a TF 2.5" with their front monster adj. trackbar and their rear trackbar bracket. What shop are you going through?

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Old 06-04-2014, 12:03 AM   #6
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Thanks for the input everyone. I have checked out a couple of shops however Desert Rat in Phoenix is the one who mentioned the track bar
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Desert Rat in Tempe installed my lift, no complaints from them. I'll be back there for more work soon.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:32 AM   #8
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Maybe I'll check the one out in Tempe. The more I look into the location at 19th Ave and Peoria the worse the reviews especially when it comes to lift installs. Anyone have any other suggestions as to where I can take this thing to get the lift installed?
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Correcting the length of all 5 links on each axle is the optimum way on any lift kit to go but many of us don't have the budget for the best solution so lift kit manufacturer's try to minimize the damage to our wallets and make some of the parts optional.

Desert Rat has been around for quite a while. So long ago that I used to mail order from them. They have grown a lot since then and the rat has gotten more civilized.
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Maybe I'll check the one out in Tempe. The more I look into the location at 19th Ave and Peoria the worse the reviews especially when it comes to lift installs. Anyone have any other suggestions as to where I can take this thing to get the lift installed?
What part of town are you in? I like 4 Wheelers in Phoenix like 35th Street-ish and Washington.
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West side 67th and Thunderbird area but will drive almost anywhere as long as they do a good job
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Check out Absolute Offroad or Trail Concepts then.
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Check out Absolute Offroad or Trail Concepts then.
These folks are also good.
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These folks are also good.
What happened with your lift plans?
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What happened with your lift plans?
Once you involve MEN in anything that involves engines and big round black things, the whole thing gets well...all complicated!!!! Because it is all about bigger round black things. Stay tuned for a week or two and I will update. Short version (contributed by the guy with a Hemi on 37s and the guy with 1 tons and tires that make the 37s look like training wheels) is currently debating whether I want to go up to 37s or not which alters the plan quite a bit (as in trading up to a Rubi or finding a takeoff front 44 among other things).
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What part of town are you in? I like 4 Wheelers in Phoenix like 35th Street-ish and Washington.

Yep, 4 Wheelers Supply on Washington in Phoenix is a serious Jeep shop. I used to work right behind their shop so I saw a lot of their work. They get all the way in to custom fabrication if and when needed.
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You could also look at Total Auto Pros...16th St. and Camelback. When I was selling cars we used them for lifts on Chevy's. Every time I picked up a vehicle they were always working on a number of Jeeps.
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I spoke with Ronnie at TAP and I got a quote from them. I just doing my due diligence. I appreciate all the feedback.

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