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Sector Shaft Brace & Track Bar on JKU
September 3, 2017
1:33 pm
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Jamie (K6NUB)
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I have been looking at doing a sector shaft brace on my 2014 JKU with a Rock Krawler 2.5 inch Max Travel lift.  I discovered that my Rock Krawler front track bar is not going to work with the Synergy brace because it bends up for diff clearance and will likely hit the new nut on the bottom of the sector shaft.  In addition I noticed the track bar is already making contact with my aftermarket diff cover so feels like I need to replace the track bar regardless of the brace I decide on.  I am intrigued with the JKS system that includes a relocated shorter straight track bar.  The other leading candidate would be the Synergy brace with the synergy track bar or metalcloak track bar.  Anyone running either of these configurations or have opinions on them?

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September 3, 2017
10:48 pm
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I run both.  Works great!

September 4, 2017
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I run the JKS brace and the Heavy Duty RE track bar. Another form of insurance on the trail. 

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September 4, 2017
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Tons of people run the Synergy stuff (myself included). They seem to make a very solid product.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

September 4, 2017
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JohnDF said
Tons of people run the Synergy stuff (myself included). They seem to make a very solid product.  

I am one of the folks running the Synergy Sector Shaft Brace and Track Bar.  I have been told that you may have issue or need to do some modifications if you go with their SS Brace and a different Track Bar.  So I went with ally Synergy.  Seems to work great!  That said, I am not familiar with the JKS products.

September 4, 2017
11:33 am
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Jamie (K6NUB)
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Thanks for the info guys!  Just read through the JKS install instructions and it requires welding on both sides which I don't want to deal with right now, will save that for the c-gussets which are next.  I am feeling the same thing about ensuring compatibility with the track bar bracket and will just go with all synergy, next weekends project I guess 🙂

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September 5, 2017
8:45 am
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I, too, run the Synergy front trackbar bracket with sector shaft brace. I have the Metalcloak trackbar. I also run the Synergy rear trackbar bracket in case you wanted to spend more $$$. 🙂

September 5, 2017
2:14 pm
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I am running the synergy trac bar, sector shaft brace and trac bar brace with the Artec HD trac bar mount on the axle side. Very nice products overall, it is nice that the Synergy trac bar can be adjusted without unbolting one end; however, I think it is weaker than a standard trac bar with tapped threads in a piece of DOM tubing and no thread adapters.

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