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Old 03-04-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
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Rear Track Bar

My rear track bar keeps loosening and i am really thinking I should take it off just to be rid of it. I have to retighten it once a week. Should I just ditch it and see how much it affects my driving?

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I strongly recommend it. At least for a trial period then decide whether it's worth the bother. Personally, I removed my front and rear track bars and it improved my ride because they were rusted in place.

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Old 03-04-2014, 02:28 PM   #3
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I strongly recommend it. At least for a trial period then decide whether it's worth the bother. Personally, I removed my front and rear track bars and it improved my ride because they were rusted in place.
I'll be removing mine this summer for the exact same reason.
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Mine was half ass broke at the bracket. I kept reading and debating if I should do it. Didn't notice a change in handling at all to be honest . Theres a corner near my house that's rated 45 mph I took at 60 before and still do and doesn't feel any different. Did smooth out the bumps a bit.

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Old 03-04-2014, 02:45 PM   #5
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Believe it or not. You can look it up and jeep actually recalled them for removal. So it is completely pointless to have them
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Take it off. It will not change the handling at all.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:22 PM   #7
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Take it off. It will not change the handling at all.
Removed mine as soon as I got my YJ. Rides better and doesn't bind up the rear on the trails. I'll be removing the front one as soon as this COLD weather breaks and it's over 30 degrees so I can install my lift.
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Believe it or not. You can look it up and jeep actually recalled them for removal. So it is completely pointless to have them
got a link, I can't find it. been reading posts on track bars for years and this is the first I've heard of a recall.
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i am curious what and where the "track bar" actually is....???
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:22 PM   #10
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i am curious what and where the "track bar" actually is....???
It's the only thing going from the frame to the axle on the front and back.
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got a link, I can't find it. been reading posts on track bars for years and this is the first I've heard of a recall.
I've read lots about the trac bars as well. Never heard of a recall.
What exactly would have been recalled?
The bushings?
The bolts? The nuts?
The brackets maybe?

A link would be really informative.

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Just toss em. Scrap steel.

I personally didn't really notice a difference. Although my leaf springs are torqued really tight. So I guess if I loosened them up a tad, I'd probably notice. But then I wouldn't have a comparison.
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I've read lots about the trac bars as well. Never heard of a recall.
What exactly would have been recalled?
The bushings?
The bolts? The nuts?
The brackets maybe?

A link would be really informative.

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Just toss em. Scrap steel.

I personally didn't really notice a difference. Although my leaf springs are torqued really tight. So I guess if I loosened them up a tad, I'd probably notice. But then I wouldn't have a comparison.
Your leaf springs are supposed to be fairly loose as well as greased. Can't remember the official torque for them, but it is very low. Only benefit to them being tight is feeling every single bump you hit, if that is your thing.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:39 PM   #13
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Your leaf springs are supposed to be fairly loose as well as greased. Can't remember the official torque for them, but it is very low. Only benefit to them being tight is feeling every single bump you hit, if that is your thing.
I believe it is 40ft/lbs.
But mine was put on with a guess wrench. Anyway, off topic.
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I believe it is 40ft/lbs.
But mine was put on with a guess wrench. Anyway, off topic.
Trackbars and ride quality are one in the same.

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