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KOR-9001 Track Bar Conversion: Cures Death Wobble

5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(11 customer reviews)

$429.97 $325.97

Hard-KOR Track Bar Conversion: Cures Death Wobble

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zj-900px Death Wobble compatibility icon XJ Cherokee mj-900px

**Requires minor modification for ’84 – ’86 XJ/MJ**

From the factory, your passenger front tire can only droop approximately 8″ from stock height due to the upper tie rod end on the factory track bar. Now, subtract the height of YOUR lift from the maximum of 8″, and that’s how much passenger side droop you have before the tie rod end binds causing wear and then Death Wobble. You can test this yourself if you don’t believe me. Just remove the lower bolt on the stock track bar and allow it to hang. Pretty scary, huh? Bet you didn’t know that!! That’s the maximum it will go before it binds on itself, which is a future failure in the making!!! Other track bar manufacturers use Heim joints and Johnny joints in a vertical orientation, which allow the track bar to drop a bit further than stock, but still not as much as you need.

Due to the superior strength and thickness of this custom track bar (.156 wall 1.25″ OD tube), our custom interference-fit ultra-thick bushing inserts and the 1/2″ Grade 8 hardware that comes included in the kit (50% more strength than stock bolts so that you can really torque it down without worrying about snapping the bolt off), you will see a far higher Death Wobble resistance, as the entire kit stiffens up the front suspension.

There are two additional benefits you may discover as well: an substantial increase in steering response (tighter steering = less wandering) and slightly reduced bump steer, most evident on the taller rigs. For an even GREATER steering reponse, we highly recommend our KOR-1199 SuperDurometer Bushings, available separately here: KOR-1199.  Recently, I’ve had some SUPER-hard Rockwell Durometer bushings made by our poly molding company. You can’t get these anywhere else, folks. The stock rubber bushing material that comes in the stock track bars is less than the 45d hardness of the “regular” bushings that we have used over the years. The SUPER-hard bushings are a 75d harness, or 70% stiffer, giving even better resistance to Death Wobble. There is about a 5% change in road mannerisms (when you go over bumps, you’ll feel it a little more in the cabin), but it’s a low price to pay for what MAY cure your Death Wobble completely.

Customers Love It!

“A word about the change from the factory bar and bracket to yours…WOW!!! The steering feels almost as tight and accurate as my buddy’s Boxster! And the constant clunking, shaking, and imminent death wobble that plagued nearly every minute of travel…gone! There is a HUGE difference; the truck feels better than new! In all my years of playing with cars, I don’t think I’ve installed anything that’s made as significant a difference as your track bar conversion! Definitely money well spent. As always, I will continue to shout your name and website from the rooftops to every Jeep person I find!” Greg Dubbe – Longmont, Colorado.

“About the track bar…..I was considering the track bar but am SOOOOOOOOOO glad I got yours. I absolutely love it!!!!! I had death wobble that I have been living with for quite a while now. Some of my friends have “supposed wobbles” or “sissy wobbles” but not the true hard core steering-wheel-flying-out-of-your-hands death wobble. Your setup is so much better (I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that) than the competitions. Can’t wait to ramp it again as I know my stock bar was holding me back. Thanks again!!! I REALLY appreciate the customer service!!! I was so happy to find that it was at my door two days after ordering. Please don’t change the way you handle your customer service no matter how big your company becomes. Very refreshing in this day.” -Matthew Shemenski

“Your Adjustable Trackbar w/ super hard durometer bushings ROCKS!!! Cured my Death Wobble! The manufacturing and powder coating is top notch.” – James Stott – Ventura, CA

Imagine a fully adjustable track bar that eliminates the weak/worn stock upper tie rod end on ZJs and XJ/MJs factory track bar and will allow for AMAZING amounts of droop and tighten up your steering responsiveness at the same time. This kit includes a modified upper track bar mount and the highest quality track bar that exists, custom built specifically for me by a top-quality well-known track bar manufacturer to KOR’s specific bends and measurements, and fully adjustable to center your front axle perfectly. It won’t interfere with any existing suspension components and will allow MAXIMUM articulation out of your front axle assembly and a larger resistance to Death Wobble. It’s been designed to work with XJs, MJs, and ZJs from 1″ – 8″ of lift.

I NEED YOUR BRACKET CORES BACK FROM YOU GUYS!  Send your old bracket core back to me after your install, and I’ll send you $35 cash or give you $45 credit toward your next purchase, reducing the overall cost of the conversion by nearly 20%. Just send it along to the address* below.  Thanks!
*To get your $35 check or $45 credit, please send your old bracket ($25 cash or $35 credit if you send the bar attached) to us after you do the TBC install WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION and whether you want cash or credit to us at:

KevinsOffroad.com Core Return

5156 W. Olive Ave #501

Glendale, AZ 85302

All products in this Death Wobble Cure package are proudly American-Made!

For those who did not order a TBC but want to send me your extra brackets (must be from a ZJ or ’87+ XJ, **NOT** from an ’84-’86 XJ), I can give you $25 cash or $35 credit for brackets if they are in usable condition.

Note: This bracket will not fit a 1984, 1985 or 1986 XJ Cherokee without minor modification. If you “slot” the hole 3/8″ lower, this bracket will fit.  If you do not have the ability to slot the hole downward, do not purchase, as it will not bolt on your Jeep as is.

Questions and answers of the customers

  1. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hi Kevin,

    We do not sell a track bar axle bracket for the XJ unfortunately. 

    MWR apologize for any inconvenience.

    Regards,

    Rob- is KOR

  2. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hi there-

    Yes, in most cases there are no issues with installing this kit on a stock height vehicle. There may be an issue with the track bar rubbing on the differential cover when going over bumps if you have severely sagging front springs, or a thicker aftermarket diff cover. Otherwise, ... Read more

  3. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Yes, in most cases there are no issues with installing this kit on a stock height vehicle. There may be an issue with the track bar rubbing on the differential cover when going over bumps if you have severely sagging front springs, or a thicker aftermarket diff cover. Otherwise, many of these kit... Read more

  4. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hi Don-

    We would recommend the following track bar for your setup:

    https://kevinsoffroad.com/product/jks-tj-wrangler-front-adjustable-track-bar-1-3-5-lift-free-48-state-shipping-2/

  5. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hi Joe,

    The brackets are not available for purchase separately, and would not be compatible with your JKS track bar. Our bar does not attach vertically like the JKS bars for the XJ/ZJ/TJ. It is horizontally mounted with the same bushings at both the axle and frame mounts.

    Please let... Read more

  6. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hi Justin,

    The 9001 kit is not compatible with the TJ Wrangler, as the track bar bracket does not bolt in like the ZJ and XJ. Our TJ Death Wobble package includes a heavy duty JKS track bar replacement that is a great upgrade over the factory track bar, and will work with a stock height TJ... Read more

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Weight 14.8 lbs

11 reviews for KOR-9001 Track Bar Conversion: Cures Death Wobble

  1. Recently after lifting my jeep I ran into the Death Wobble curse. replaced everything and was still getting it, ordered the WJ Secondary Steering Stabilizer system and it fixed my wobbles. I am still thinking my NEW IRO Track bar’s bushings are just not hard enough, as I can still feel a lil wobble but it does not go into a death wobble, more of a shimmy. So I will be ordering the KOR Super HARD Bushings and it should be golden! Thanks.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I ordered this kit for my daughter who is stationed in Hawaii. she had a 1995 two wheel drive Jeep Grand Cherokee, that had the Death Wobble from hell. KOR called me to confirm the Hawaii address and sent it in the mail. My Daughter and another young army private installed the kit by themselves in a few hours. it cured the wobbles and the jeep drives like new. This is the third jeep i have used KOR parts for and cured the wobbles. Thanks for taking the lead in a large problem. Matt Kenneson

    • Thanks for the great feedback, Matt…and thank you for your loyalty, my friend! -Kevin

  3. Thank you for getting everything to me on time. I installed the Track Bar and disconnects. Went on my test drive to find my favorite pot holes… lol. Anyway the DW is gone road over the pot holes and not even a shimmy. The suspension feels like it’s working better than it ever has in the last 5 years. Can’t wait to use you guys again. I will be bragging on your parts and your service…you guys know jeeps. Thx again.

  4. I completely changed the rear suspension on my 03 WJ trying to get rid of this dreaded clunking noise. Nothing worked until now, thanks KOR great product.

  5. Recently I ordered a death wobble kit for my 2008 wrangler. Just wanted to let you know my mechanic was impressed to say the least. He said I should send you a shout out at for your quality, he does not easily impress. I told him that if the slim chance it doesn’t work you will work with him. Again thank you.

  6. I worked over the phone with Rob, from KOR, to troubleshoot a death wobble problem I had with my 04 Rubicon. I spent about $3000. And two years trying to fix it before working with Rob. He looked at all of the data I sent him, along with alignment print outs, and receipts for parts I had replaced and he suggested an upgraded front track bar, JKS, with heavy duty bushings. It did the job! I have not had any issues since replacing the track bar. These guys know their stuff!!!!

  7. Wanted to let you know that I received the steering stabilizer and it was installed and works great. Took care of the wobble. The old stabilizer had rusted and leaked fluid. Thank you for the great service.

  8. Hey guys, Good news…The alignment shop cleared up any remaining quirks the Jeep was having. Praise the Lord. I am very happy with steering and track bar set up. It no longer is pulling when shifting and it has a nice tight steering feel. That’s a win in my book, great job guys and thank you for all the help. Take care and God bless.

  9. Having the proper know-how when its crucial, knowing that Kevin and his crew makes any task a ton easier with its comprehensive jeepers knowledge. I am telling you with personal experience that you can rest assure that you will be taken great care of when dealing with KOR and so far my purchases have outlasted my Jeep’s life.

  10. I have a 2006 Rubicon Unlimited 4? lift 33 tires that I bought new. Death wobble started about 35,000 miles. I have tried several fixes and was just a band aid to the problem. I purchased the Hard Kor Death Wobble kit and the ORO U Turn steering kit and installed them last weekend. Death Wobble is totally gone I can’t even get a little shimmy in the wheel at any speed. Drives down the highway better than new. Thanks Kevin.

  11. I’ve been running Kevin’s Trackbar conversion on my ZJ for a long time now, well over 10 years, and have been a very happy customer. Earlier this summer I noticed some play in the adjustment area on my trackbar that was pretty unsafe. So I called up Kevin to get another bar to start getting the ZJ safe to drive again. The install is fairly straightforward, and went pretty smooth. Even though I bought the original trackbar conversion 10+ years ago, KOR was still able to get me the separate components I needed to handle my jamb nut issue. I haven’t got it out on the trail yet as the snow is starting to fly in the mountains here in CO, but am looking forward to the front being tighter on the trails next year!

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