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05-24-2019 09:40 PM
Bull Horn Diesel I don't think you can go wrong with a Carli or Thuren Track Bar... That said, I'm running the Carli and haven't looked back.

Even with a level kit or small lift kit, having the adjustable track bar to re-center the axle really does make a difference. As my stock parts wear out, I upgrade to Carli. This is based on way to many hours of research, and personal experience dealing with Carli's customer support which I might add is top-notch.

Just my 2cents
05-22-2019 11:11 AM
smelonas I did not know the carli bar had so much.. merit behind it. I knew it was redesigned, but wow, that is impressive. It was what I was going to get in the first place, but now it's like a must.

Thanks for the great info. Thanks for redeveloping the track bar too! That is something else.

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05-22-2019 10:04 AM
24hrsparkey Carli is pricey ,, BUT they really put allot of R&D into their products and test the heck out of each part .

Thank you and that was quite a good explanation of what goes into the Carli track bar.
05-22-2019 01:40 AM
evildiesel God that Carli track bar is really something lol That will be the one I purchase.
05-21-2019 08:30 AM
Dave88LX Nice explanation.

I currently have a Thuren bar from 2011 that needs new bushings and probably heim joint, as it's rusty. Debating if I should replace the bushings with Thren's upgraded bushings, and heim joint, or sell it and buy a Carli unit. I need to decide today so the shop with my truck can continue with the other work going on.

This new Carli bar looks pretty tits. Kind of leaning that direction.
08-20-2018 06:44 PM
OCVeloMan
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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

08-18-2018 02:46 AM
TRP45ACP I have a Thuren, has worked fantastic with my 37’s. No adjustment or rebuild needed for years. Carli is also high quality.
08-02-2018 09:29 PM
sincerecorn so ill be buying a thuren track bar.
08-02-2018 08:52 PM
rghavana Big differences, the diameter, thickness/type of metal, ends used.
A lot of force put on that bar, more so with lift/tires.
08-02-2018 08:38 PM
Inferno-6
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Originally Posted by sincerecorn View Post
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.
Quality of materials, quality of manufacturing processes, thickness of tubing, design integrity, etc.
08-02-2018 08:34 PM
Inferno-6 I did quite a bit of research and chose the Thuren unit. It's extremely well made, and the Thuren guys were awesome to deal with.
08-02-2018 01:15 PM
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.
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