The JKS Telescoping Trackbar is a direct replacement for the original and features a locking, slip-shaft mechanism that is greasable for smooth, silent operation. When unlocked, the trackbar becomes transparent to the vehicle, allowing unrestricted suspension travel and maximum off-road performance. To prevent binding, high quality, Teflon-lined heim joints attach the trackbar to the axle and chassis.
The relocation brackets supplied with most lift kits change the angle of the trackbar in relation to the steering drag link. The alignment of these components is critical to prevent bump steer a condition that changes the direction of the front wheels in response to suspension movement, as opposed to steering input. Upgrade to a JKS Telescoping Trackbar instead for uncompromised performance on-road and off.
The front trackbar, or panhard rod, provides stability and safety on leaf sprung Wrangler models at the unfortunate cost of reduced suspension travel. Removal of the front trackbar dramatically improves off-road performance and suspension articulation. However, the additional forces absorbed by the leaf springs and bushings can quickly lead to premature failure and unsafe operating conditions.
Provides 31% more suspension travel than solid trackbar for improved off-road performance
Retains stability of trackbar on-road for proper handling and safe highway operation
Greasable slip-shaft design ensures smooth, silent operation
Prevents undue stress and premature failure of related suspension components
Eliminates the need for trackbar relocation brackets that often induce bump steer
Zinc plated and powder coated for excellent protection from corrosion and debris
- Shipping Weight: 8lb
- Shipping Dimensions: 30in x 3in x 3in (L x W x H)
Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1995 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1994 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1993 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1992 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1991 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1990 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1989 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1988 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1987 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
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JKS Manufacturing Telescoping Front Track Bar Reviews
After installing a 4.5" Rubicon Express lift I was disappointed with the factory track bar so, like some suggested, I removed it.
The next day I drove through a 3" deep pothole going about 20 mph and found myself half way into the next lane of traffic.
I ordered a JKS locking/ unlocking track bar, installed it and greased it up.
For my test run I drove through the same pothole at 20 mph and the Jeep stayed in lane, on course.
Unlocking it is a small challenge as you have to reach in with a 9/16 wrench and undo the bolt. I equate that the same as getting out to lick your hubs on Jeeps before all the electronic yuppie crap and vacuum lines became standard equipment.
So, just keep a Craftsman ( not Snap-On they are for shop tool box only) wrench in the glove box and your good to go.
It was a wise investment to my Jeep YJ suspension build.
It works well but getting out to unloosen it is a pain. I'm going to modify it so it uses a lock like a vise grip with a pin to keep it secure.