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5150Rubicon 07-27-2013 02:25 PM

TF & JKS Track Bars
 
Adjustable Track Bars. I realize that the "best" is subjective. But for those in the know...is there a meaningful difference between TF Monster Adj Front Track Bar and the JKS Front Adj Track Bar? Bushing quality, adjustable mechanism quality?

Thanks

ESP 07-27-2013 02:43 PM

The TF can be adjusted via a turnbuckle while installed. The JKS must be removed to adjust. Both are top quality.

5150Rubicon 07-27-2013 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ESP (Post 4009564)
The TF can be adjusted via a turnbuckle while installed. The JKS must be removed to adjust. Both are top quality.

Well...if they are both top quality then I guess Goldie Valvista tips the scale to Teraflex :thumb:

ESP 07-27-2013 02:50 PM

Something to keep in mind is once a TB is set correctly it won't need adjusting while installed.

5150Rubicon 07-27-2013 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ESP (Post 4009579)
Something to keep in mind is once a TB is set correctly it won't need adjusting while installed.

I don't have experience with them...but I kinda like the idea of the jam nut (jks) instead of the 2 bolt "clamp" of the TF. Any thoughts?

nwbronco 07-27-2013 03:56 PM

I truly like the JKS models. I have both front and rear JKS adjustable trac bars. Set them up at install and forget about 'em. Been running them on my '07 for a little over 3yrs now.


Bob K.

TDUFF 07-27-2013 04:59 PM

Just put the JKS unit on last weekend. Really nice unit but the turn buckle would have been easier. Still - I'm quite happy with the JKS.
I also replaced the bolts with the synergy units like you we're inquiring about.

Bjornvick 07-27-2013 05:06 PM

I went teraflex and am very happy with it.

kjeeper10 07-27-2013 05:56 PM

Teraflex for me. Easy to adjust on the jeep. Good for people like me who is always changing things :hide:

RKracing 07-27-2013 06:04 PM

TERAFLEX ROCKS !!!!!!! :dance: :punk: :dance: :punk:

Have their track bar on 4 of our Jeeps.

RKracing 07-27-2013 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by 5150Rubicon (Post 4009593)
I don't have experience with them...but I kinda like the idea of the jam nut (jks) instead of the 2 bolt "clamp" of the TF. Any thoughts?

Everyone has their opinion....But I go the other way of what you like on the jam nut. I (me) have never seen a fail on the two bolt factory clamp set up, crap, the factory runs them that way. But I have seen a few fails on the jam nut set up. Owner's fault.... from over tightening and that there is where they break. Teraflex does has the jam nut set up on their control arms....if that matters at all. Your basically asking if Ford or Chevy is better :rofl:

tab22092 07-27-2013 06:12 PM

Look at the rock krawler too. Decent price and have two adjustable ends instead of one.

kjeeper10 07-27-2013 06:18 PM

Another benefit to TF is the factory bushings. I do see failures with aftermarket Heim joints.

smitty141 07-27-2013 06:25 PM

After looking at both, the TF looks like a a solid forging, the JKS is DOM tubing.

If this is correct, I would think the TF would be stronger. Please correct me if I am wrong on this. I will be ordering one soon.

Smitty

Big Fran 07-27-2013 06:32 PM

I went with the TeraFlex due to their video. I'm sure they both are great but I have a TeraFlex lift and I liked the way theirs adjusts. It was a real easy install and also easy to adjust. Their video says the TeraFlex track bar is 14x stronger then the stock track bar.

kjeeper10 07-27-2013 07:13 PM

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Older pic but you can see how beefy the TF bar is. Solid forging means this baby is heavy.
I did have to install new grade 8 bolts in the sleeve. First idiot doing my alignment stripped one out. Never had a problem since :thumb:

caryt 07-29-2013 09:01 AM

I looked at everyone of the replacement options.

I have a heavy JK 5600 lbs empty..loaded likely about 6500 lbs.

I put on ORO front swaylock and a rear Currie 1" bar, as the stock Rubicon elect swaybar IMO is worthless except for the street and the rear bar doesn't do much of anything.

Just came back from the 61st and the system works fantastic. Street works just as good as a stock system and on the trail control was excellent. Only I need to do to get it perfect is tighten the rear bar a hole or to on the arm.

Nicest part of the ORO is it mounts using the stock sway bar location so you can cut off the bash bar, which isn't needed and for some bumpers has to be removed.. The lever neededto switch between street and trail works flawlessly.

BacaraJKU 07-29-2013 10:46 AM

I too went with TF after watching their install video. I wanted adjustable as well as strength and TF sold me on both with one of their great videos.


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