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Old 09-06-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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JKS quick disconnects and steering stabilizer woes

Ok so my 2000 TJ has a 4" Skyjacker suspension under it. Skyjacker in their wisdom chose to relocate the Track Bar to the top of the differential where the stabilizer was located. making removal of the new JKS disconnect on the passenger side no good.
I cut the bracket that they used to relocate the track bar and which also was used to bolt the stabilizer in place but no luck still not enough room to get the dam disco off.

So far the only alternative I'm coming up with besides canning the stabilizer which I won't do is purchase the JKS adjustable track bar and put it back into its correct location.

Any thoughts comments snide or otherwise appreciated

If nothing else this may help someone who is about to install JKS quick disconnects with a skyjacker lift

Here is a link to what skyjacker did if it works..
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:38 AM   #2
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You could always go to a anti rock sway bar and not have to disconnect anymore.

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the track bar should be in the stock location. it's a steering/drive-ability thing...also make sure you don't have a drop pitman arm.

if you put the track bar back where it's supposed to be on the stock mount, and use a stock pitman arm, you'll be amazed how much better the jeep will drive.

I'd recommend the Currie TJS model track bar for your application.
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:27 PM   #4
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^^^ Like UL said you don't want to relocate the axle end of your front track bar. It ruins the geometry of the stock style steering and will add a lot of unwanted bump steer. Your better off with and adjustable track bar I've had very good service out of both the JKS and Currie units.
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Thanks for the input guys I'm not a serious rock crawler kinda guy. So I hate to spend money on parts I will never appreciate.

I do need to determine if it has the dropped Pittman. As everything I have learned on hear tells me its not a good thing. It does handle fine at highway speeds so no worries there.
But I'm all about making it handle better also. I would like things to be in the location they were intended.

So I guess its between the jks track or the Currie although the Currie seems that it is more $...

Dam one little upgrade has created all kinds of new issues
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So I guess its between the jks track or the Currie
What, no love for Metalcloak?
The least expensive of the three and absolutely the best: TJ/LJ Jeep Wrangler Solid Chromoly Front Track Bar
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Thanks for all the input guys.

I pulled the trigger on a Currie one from Bells Off Road as they had the best price I could find.

Hopefully will have it on and things cleaned up geometry wise next week.
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What, no love for Metalcloak?
The least expensive of the three and absolutely the best: TJ/LJ Jeep Wrangler Solid Chromoly Front Track Bar
I've used and installed several JKS and Currie track bars I haven't any of the Metalcloak's so I didn't mention them. That and waiting 3-4 weeks for parts doesn't work well for me.
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I've used and installed several JKS and Currie track bars I haven't any of the Metalcloak's so I didn't mention them. That and waiting 3-4 weeks for parts doesn't work well for me.
They were able to ship mine the next day. Not sure about Currie but I've had JKS and the Metalcloak blows it away in terms of durability and clearance.
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Just an update:
Got the Currie Track Bar installed today. I never felt that the jeep handled poorly before, but after getting the track bar in its intended location, as well as the steering stabilizer. I can honestly say it made a big difference.

Before when I would be rowing through the gears it would feel like it would pull and be twitchy to the right in between shifts.
I thought it was just me being reckless with the steering wheel. But after the install it doesn't do that anymore. Not to mention it just feels more secure in the corners.

Thanks again for all the helpful advise.

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