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double0ram 09-06-2012 05:36 PM

Track Bars
looking to replace my track bar with something better than factory. I've heard Moog is pretty good.

anyone have any experience with Moog in this manor? or any other better track bars than the oe option


GTyankee 09-06-2012 06:15 PM

you might want to at least look at the Hellwigs, i have heard that they were good

double0ram 09-06-2012 07:00 PM

just ordered a catalog from them! at this point I'm looking for prevention, as well as beefing up parts before they fail

Okiespaniels 09-07-2012 10:41 PM

I'd go with a 3rd generation replacement/mod kit. Not cheap but you won't ever need to replace another OEM style bar.
You could also do a lindstad mod to your old bar. I did this over 9 years ago and mine is still holding up fine.

Dodge Boy13 09-08-2012 12:11 AM

i heard skyjacker makes a good one theres on on craigslist by me for cheap last time i loooked

double0ram 09-08-2012 01:10 AM

I know with the Luke's link I have to grind a section off and reweld a new portion on. don't currently have a welder so that's not.looking like it, although that shop is a couple hours from Rapid City lol. certainly wouldn't limp my truck there.

I sent an email to a company called Thuren Fabrication, they have a track bar, but its out of stock. anyone heard of them?

GTyankee 09-08-2012 03:19 AM

I never have, so i looked them up

They are using these companies to sell their products

Okiespaniels 09-08-2012 09:21 AM

Sadly...I'm told Thuren doesn't make 2nd gen bars anymore. He's been "out of stock" for a couple years. You might check with
Danny is a long time 2nd gen fan that has taken up the cause for quality parts. His stuff isn't cheap, but it lasts. It's far better than skyjunker, and as good as anything Thuren used to make.
BTW tell Danny Dsertdog56 sent ya.

double0ram 09-08-2012 09:38 AM

I've stumbled across that in my searching. I may consider that.

Screamintrashcan 09-13-2012 12:49 AM

Lukes links DO NOT require any welding, Wherever you heard that is passing disinformation. It takes about 30 minutes on the bench to install a rebuildable drivers side end on your track rod, and thats if you're holding a beer in one hand. From that point forward, it's totally rebuildable. It also works for tierod ends, I have a pretty good collection of long tierods and old trackrods, but they piled up before I found out about those links, since installing them, I've never had to tighten up or rebuild, or replace them. Some of the best aftermarket money I've spent in my life, just don't beat on the threaded ballstud, when you're removing the assembly, thats the only part you will be reusing. And grease it once in awhile. My trucks are only half tons, if I had a 3/4 ton, and carried a vee plow, I might consider a heavier rod than factory, otherwise, no factor. Once you grind the old factory crimp off,your ballsocket you'll be horrified at the low quality they are initially assembled with. My 2 cents....

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