||08-20-2018 06:44 PM
Originally Posted by sincerecorn
i mean whats really the difference in different branded track bars... they all look the same to me. i thought their mightve been differences for clearance and stuff like that. but ill be going with the thuren or carli... just bc theyre proven and their reputation with suspensions.
Track bars have never been exciting and, for a while, they were a commodity. Track bars were pretty much interchangeable in the early 2010's when everyone used 1/4-wall tubing, weld in bungs, 7/8"x3/4" FK heims and a poly bushing at the frame.
In recent years, a lot has changed in our R&D department in an effort to turn out an unrivaled, indestructible track bar as we sell more track bars and ball joints than anything else. Let's say we made track bars great again.
The DATB introduces a lot of "news". The wall thickness is 3/8" in our new bar allowing us to thread the larger 7/8"x7/8" FK heim into it with no welded bung (eliminating potential failure points was paramount on a bar under this much load), we then designed a proprietary tapered jam nut to give 100% more clamping surface area to preload the threads in the bar. After that, we visited the frame end. On the frame end is our proprietary "CUB Joint"; a 7/8" FK Uniball is sandwiched in a proprietary vibration damping material and the assembly is pressed into the end of the bar retained with a stainless safety washer and snap ring. This vibration damper drastically extends the life of both bearings installed in the track bar and helps numb the steering feel. Round this off with in-house machined misalignment spacers to center this massive joint in the frame bracket. This assembly doesn't rely on bolt-torque to preload the bushing and work properly. We installed this bar on Black n' Blue Racing's 2006 Caged Mega-Cab Race Truck that won it's class in the South Arizona Desert Racing series last year. After inspection, the bar had no measurable play following it's tenure on the race truck.
Frame End - Blown out for Clarity:
Axle End - Larger 7/8"x7/8" Heim, Tapered Jam Nut