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Old 02-04-2015, 08:16 PM
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anyone have the Rubicon Express Track Bars installed?

I'm looking for some help here as there seems to be a lot of negativity regarding the Rubicon Express Track Bars. My local 4x4 shop said they sell the RE the most and the only issue is after a few years sometimes the heim joints need to be replaced which is a $30 fix. When searching the net I did find some info on the RE track bars that wasn't too favorable but those posts were about 5 years old.

I don't know if RE has improved their quality but from what I understand their track bars are Chromoly Steel which is better than standard forged Steel. Does anyone who has had either the front, rear or both RE track bars comment on the good or bad with them?

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I'm looking for some help here as there seems to be a lot of negativity regarding the Rubicon Express Track Bars. My local 4x4 shop said they sell the RE the most and the only issue is after a few years sometimes the heim joints need to be replaced which is a $30 fix. When searching the net I did find some info on the RE track bars that wasn't too favorable but those posts were about 5 years old.

I don't know if RE has improved their quality but from what I understand their track bars are Chromoly Steel which is better than standard forged Steel. Does anyone who has had either the front, rear or both RE track bars comment on the good or bad with them?
I may not be a lot of help, but I have the front adjustable track bar on mine, haven't bent it yet! Although it's only been on for a few months. The construction seems pretty solid, and it did the job of centering my front axle. I would say that the diameter is slightly thicker than stock too.

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Teflon, you have the Rubicon Express Front Track Bar? Did you replace the rear track bar as well, or no?
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Teflon, you have the Rubicon Express Front Track Bar? Did you replace the rear track bar as well, or no?
No, I'm using the rubicon express bracket, that came with my lift out back. I'm holding off on the rear track bar until I start to have issues with the bracket, and so far so good there too. The one thing that was sort of a pain in the neck when setting up the front was the heim joint, to set the axle center, that's where I can see something with a sleeve on it being faster to dial in. But from a quality standpoint, I think it's pretty solid.
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Interesting. Anyone else have these RE track bars and have any comments?
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I have a front adjustable RE TB. It has been on for about 2 months and the bar has just started creeping like crazy. I can push and pull on the front bumper and make it creek every time. I have checked the torque on the bolts and it is good. Anybody have a fix to shut this thing up? I sprayed lube on it and it has no effect. Does it need to be taken apart? I guess I will drive the hour drive to the dealer?
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Took this TB out today to tighten the jam nuts. Sprayed and lubed everything then reinstalled and torqued all to spec still have a flicking squeak. With the TB uninstalled I can slightly bounce the front end and there is no squeak/creak. I think it is the heim joint. Anybody have any ideas?
My steering wheel is slightly off center. Going to adjust back to center

The alignment shouldn't be effected because I removed the TB- correct?
I just tightened the jam nuts with the help of a vise because I couldn't get the wrench on the nut installed.

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