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Old 12-07-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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Trackbars: JKS or MC?

Wanted to you the community's thoughts on the two. I plan on doing a 2.5" MC lift in the future. I also plan on upgrading my diff covers to PS covers so which on will clear those w/out rubbing?

I was originally gonna go with the JKS Tb's but started wondering since I plan to go with MC's lift is I should do there TB as well.

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Wanted to you the community's thoughts on the two. I plan on doing a 2.5" MC lift in the future. I also plan on upgrading my diff covers to PS covers so which on will clear those w/out rubbing? I was originally gonna go with the JKS Tb's but started wondering since I plan to go with MC's lift is I should do there TB as well. Thanks in advance
I happen to love jks but thats just me. Build quality is second to none. Havent had any personal experience with MC but have heard good things.

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Old 12-07-2013, 12:24 PM   #3
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I have the JKS as well, big and beefy. I'm sure the MC is good too
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Both good. Check with MC, there might be a lead time.
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:27 PM   #5
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I love my JKS front and rear track bars but I only got them because of 2 day amazon shipping. Otherwise I would've gone with MC because I guess I'm a fan even though I don't own any of their products. and their gold color is cool, too....

No problems with JKS track bars or their quick disconnects that I also have.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #6
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I know this is outside your question. But Teraflex makes a really beefy front trackbar and it is adjustable without having to remove either end.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:01 PM   #7
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The JKS track bar has been one of the products that has long been commonly considered as one of the best. MC is more of a newcomer. So it comes down to tried and test vs possibly improved or just different.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:47 PM   #8
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If you are doing a MC lift, go with their TB as well! No issues here with mine! Dura flex joints are amazing as well!
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:21 PM   #9
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FWIW, JKS track bar needs 2.5" bumpstop extensions
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:21 PM   #10
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I would go with JKS. I actually run RK bomb proof and it good for what paid for it.
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:23 AM   #11
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Huh. Goes to show all JKs are different.
Write up makes me want to take up golf.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:45 AM   #12
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No problems running the TF TB with PS diff covers
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:29 PM   #13
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I run the teraflex because it's easy as pie to adjust. It is also extremely solid. From what I read, the JKS/MC bars are indeed quality, but they do flex (JKS supposedly flexes a lot.)
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I run the teraflex monster bar. It's really beefy and adjustable while it on the jeep
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:00 PM   #15
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FWIW, JKS track bar needs 2.5" bumpstop extensions
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Eh? I have the jk's bar on two wranglers, neither with bump stop extensions. Doesn't make sense.
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Had a JKS....went to Teraflex....my problems are gone, also super easy to adjust.
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Had a JKS....went to Teraflex....my problems are gone, also super easy to adjust.
TeraFlex monster forged TB and North Ridge's grade 8 bolt kit are probably the best two mods you can buy!
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TeraFlex monster forged TB and North Ridge's grade 8 bolt kit are probably the best two mods you can buy!
I would agree
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TeraFlex monster forged TB and North Ridge's grade 8 bolt kit are probably the best two mods you can buy!
Give me a good torque wrench before these two.
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Give me a good torque wrench before these two.
True that.

Don't buy Craftsman whatever you do. And cheap torque wrenches don't cut it. I tried

After about 4-5 cheapo's, I bought a CDi 1/2" off amazon for $140
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True that.

Don't buy Craftsman whatever you do. And cheap torque wrenches don't cut it. I tried

After about 4-5 cheapo's, I bought a CDi 1/2" off amazon for $140
Just bought a craftsman torque wrench on black friday
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How about the adjustable track at is included in the rock krawler 2.5 lift packages?
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How about the adjustable track at is included in the rock krawler 2.5 lift packages?
That's fine
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:35 PM   #24
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No problems running the TF TB with PS diff covers
I had heard the rear stock track bar could possibly rub the PS cover.

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(JKS supposedly flexes a lot.)
By flexes alot I'm guessing thats a bad thing correct?
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I had heard the rear stock track bar could possibly rub the PS cover. By flexes alot I'm guessing thats a bad thing correct?
The stock rear track bar will rub. Put a teraflex rear track bar bracket on to raise it up and it takes care of that problem. (Along with centering your axle and reducing the operating angle. You should have one of these on ANY lifted rig makes it ride a billion times better) in regards to the jks trackbar i believe i read somewhere that was with their first generation trackbar. The new one supposedly dosent flex. Teraflex makes awesome stuff. Jks makes awesome stuff. Simple as that lol
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I know this is outside your question. But Teraflex makes a really beefy front trackbar and it is adjustable without having to remove either end.
May go with the TF one just for the reason that ypu can adjust it without taking it off/disconnect either end
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Can the TF trackbar be used with the leveling kit? Dont have a coil lift installed at this time
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Can the TF trackbar be used with the leveling kit? Dont have a coil lift installed at this time
Why not?
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Teraflex all the way
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The JKS requires 2" bumpstop to work. With that being said.... TF FTW !!!

Love it, but I might have to sell I want to run Synergy's frame side track bar bracket with sector shaft support. Not sure if this is going to work. I already have clearance issues with the TB and pitman arm at full stuff.
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