Wrangler JK Front Track Bar

QUESTION: Your tech article about the rear BDS track bar bracket for the JK makes sense and was very informitive, but what about the front of the JK after a 2.5″ Tera Flex lift. Why wouldn’t there need to be an adjustment to the front axle? Howie

ANSWER: The front track bar angle seems to affect the Jeep less than the rear. A bigger component in the front is the steering drag link. That’s the rod that goes from the steering box to the passenger side axle knuckle. If the track bar and drag link are at different angles the Jeep will experience bad bump steer. Using a track bar bracket in the front requires using a drop pitman arm of the same size. Recently we upgraded the jeepfan.com to a full BDS 3″ lift in which we installed an adjustable track bar. This bar doesn’t change the angle but allows the front axle to be centered after the lift causes the axle to shift slightly to one side.

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