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highoctane
02-19-2012, 11:11 PM
Went to run Axle Alley and Highway to Hell today in Florence Junction, AZ. Didn't even make it 5 ft onto the trail or even over the first major obstacle. Just drive the dirt roads for a few miles to get to the trail head.

It's a Teraflex HD Monster front track bar that came with my Teraflex 3" LCG longarm suspension kit, 2 yrs old. It looks like its been cracked for some time. I'm sure they'll replace it no problem. But I think I'm in the market for a different track bar now. Was able to limp off the trail with clever use of two ratchet straps and the winch cable.

Robar
02-19-2012, 11:55 PM
That sucks. At least you weren't doing 70 on the interstate when it came loose.

JKRay
02-20-2012, 12:58 AM
Ouch!! :ahhh-what: That sucks.

highoctane
02-20-2012, 01:13 AM
That sucks. At least you weren't doing 70 on the interstate when it came loose.

Yeah that would've REALLY sucked!

wayoflife
02-20-2012, 04:21 AM
WTF!! that same thing happend to JeepCacher in Moab. Glad that nobody got hurt and you were able to get home okay.

highoctane
02-20-2012, 07:45 AM
WTF!! that same thing happend to JeepCacher in Moab. Glad that nobody got hurt and you were able to get home okay.

I remember his thread over on JKF. I think mine is like the 3rd or 4th one I've heard of breaking. I'm no metallurgical expert but it looks like cheap cast steel to me. Where it broke the metal looks very porous.

MTG
02-20-2012, 01:58 PM
Bummer. Any pics of how you jerry-rigged it to get home?

highoctane
02-20-2012, 04:38 PM
Bummer. Any pics of how you jerry-rigged it to get home?

No I should've taken some. I just ran a ratchet strap parallel to the track bar, and hooked the winch cable onto the axle tube on the driver side to pull the opposite direction. Axle stayed centered the whole time.

highoctane
02-20-2012, 06:17 PM
Just called up Joe T at Teraflex and he is sending me out a new one with the updated design.

blazer
02-20-2012, 10:56 PM
I'm running their Teraflex HD Monster track bar. Do you know the date when they changed
to their new updated track bar?? Thanks.

Zaskar
02-20-2012, 11:15 PM
Wow, How can this happen? Just weak material? Glad your Ok

highoctane
02-21-2012, 12:16 AM
I'm running their Teraflex HD Monster track bar. Do you know the date when they changed
to their new updated track bar?? Thanks.

I'm not sure. You can easily see the difference though. Mine, the older style, has the turn buckle right in the middle of the track bar. The updated design moved the track bar way down to just above the axle end of the track bar.


Wow, How can this happen? Just weak material? Glad your Ok

I'm guessing so. Plus the fact the turn buckle being in the middle, I bet alot of bending leverage/stresses applied to it. The threads for the turn buckle is a smaller diameter, and the weakest part of the bar.

Zaskar
02-24-2012, 04:52 PM
I noticed the new OME 4'' lift has the same kind of trac bar with there kit.

Buddy22
03-09-2012, 12:40 PM
Tuff break but at least it happened on trail and not on the road SCARY!!!!!:(

08socalJK
03-05-2014, 08:18 AM
Has anyone seen a Gen 2 break? I am worried about it. I believe I have the Gen 2.

Mine doesnt look like this one.

http://project-jk.com/jeep-jk-new/teraflex-jeep-jk-wrangler-heavy-duty-adjustable-forged-front-track-bar