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Just got a MaxTrac forged adjustable front track bar installed this afternoon and thought I'd give a preliminary report, as I don't see any reviews or comments about this track bar.

My shop (Fat Bob's) is an off-road specialist and they suggested the MaxTrac over the Teraflex HD (they said they have been seeing some issues with the bushings), which they also sell. I planned on purchasing the TeraFlex but trust them, plus it was cheaper at $170, so....

Looks to be pretty beefy and the really nice part is, my steering is a fair bit tighter than it was before, but no doubt I would get this same result with other brand adjustable track bars.

My steering had been pretty flighty on the highway, very much a two handed active affair. Driving home from the shop down own I-15 at highway speeds (75-80 mph) i was not having to actively steer so much to keep it in the lane. Heck, I could even go with one hand. For context it didn't transform to a "riding on rails" feel like my sports car but the improvement was well worth it to me.
 

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Maxtrac isn't real popular here. I don't have much data on them, but they really only have 2 lifts for JK's. The 3" is their economy product and it's lacking some components, like caster correction.

The 4.5" looks pretty nice with progressive springs and adjustable control arms, etc. But at that price point there are some seriously good lift kits...

As for that track bar? Looks pretty good to me.
 

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A couple further thoughts after more driving...

1. Driving over bumps (both large and small) is more solid/muted/smooth feeling than it was before. I am not sure if this is a result of the much beefier size and strength of the forged MaxTrac TB as compared to stock, or the fact that the axle is now centered, or both, although I would guess it is just the former.

2. Due to the width of my tires (13.5") and backspacing of my wheels, my tire would rub a bit on the frame at full turn on one side, even with Spidertrax spacers installed. Now that my axle is centered I can now go full turn without rubbing on the frame.

@kjeeper: Yeah, I had not read anything about issues with the Teraflex bushings so I was a bit surprised when my shop mentioned the issues they had been experiencing with the Teraflex bushings. I didn't push them too hard on the details or number of customer problems they had encountered, but they said it was frequent enough that they have been suggesting the MaxTrac over the TF, although they said they would be happy to sell me the TF.
 
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