Alliance, NE – August 2008: JKS Manufacturing has just released a highly effective and economical solution to a problem that has plagued many owners of the current Jeep Wrangler. The problem involves the factory track bar mount on the rear axle housing. Vehicle owners and industry specialists have reported an alarming number of rear track bar failures due to insufficient bracing of the factory mount. Most failures occur after the vehicle has been lifted, especially when aftermarket extension brackets are involved. However, some have even experienced failure on stock applications.
When failure occurs, the vehicle is rendered unsafe to drive and must be repaired before it can be safely operated. In most cases, the problem is not covered by the factory warranty and complete axle housing replacement is the only solution offered by dealerships. Unfortunately, this does nothing to correct the original problem which is bound to reoccur unless more effective measures are taken.
JKS developed the Rear Trackbar Brace to provide Jeep owners with a permanent solution to this problem. Constructed of high strength 7-guage steel that has been precision cut and formed using CNC equipment, the Rear Trackbar Brace fits perfectly over the factory mount. The heavy duty design connects the factory track bar mount to the axle with 45-degree reinforcement wings. This triangulates the mounting configuration to resist lateral track bar forces that would otherwise tear the weak factory mount from the axle.
For additional strength, the Rear Trackbar Brace wraps under the axle housing and attaches on the opposite side. This not only distributes track bar forces over a greater area, but also provides a smooth, snag-free surface to slide over obstacles. Furthermore, during installation it eliminates the need for awkward overhead welding and improves weld penetration. The Rear Trackbar Brace is compatible with most track bars, extension brackets and lift kits. Installation requires welding.
PN OGS169 fits 2007+ Jeep Wrangler JK, OE rear axle housing
Jim Nollette, JKS Manufacturing
(308) 762-6949 / firstname.lastname@example.org