What Does a Track Bar Do On a Jeep JK Wrangler?

Jeep 4x4 vehicles have an important component in their suspension systems called a track bar. This critical part maintains a Jeep’s axle centered under the frame. At Iron Rock Off Road, we are your trusted source for Jeep Wrangler JK parts and accessories, including high quality aftermarket track bars for the Jeep JK Wrangler.

The Operation of a Jeep JK Wrangler Track Bar

A track bar has two connection points in a Jeep Wrangler JK – one is on the axle assembly and the other is located on the frame. The purpose of track bars is to inhibit any unwanted lateral movement of the Jeep’s axle. With no track bar installed, you may feel as though you are floating laterally in the body of the Jeep as it turns left and right. At some point, because of the energy and momentum produced by these movements, the results may be disastrous.

Track bars are one of the most important JK Jeep aftermarket parts for the stable operation of these off-road Jeep models. They ensure optimum performance and must be properly adjusted to achieve best results during challenging off-roading adventures.

Correcting Track Bar Alignment

Adding a lift kit to improve the suspension system of a Jeep JK Wrangler can misalign the axle and the frame from one another over certain lift heights. If this is done, either a track bar having a longer fixed length or an adjustable track bar is required to fix the problem.

Maintaining proper adjustment of a Jeep track bar is essential, especially when a lift kit greater than 2-1/2 inches is installed. Any worn-out or out-of-adjustment track bar can allow excessive wear and stress to be applied to other parts of the Jeep’s suspension. In addition, an improperly aligned track bar can cause bumper steer and death wobble.

Regardless of whether you need Jeep JK Wrangler track bars or other Jeep Wrangler JK parts and accessories, give us a call today at 952.210.7185 or leave us a message through our contact form for information about our selection.