A track bar isn’t a product that weighs heavy on most when considering a suspension lift. Quite the contrary, it is often overlooked as a simple geometry correction that will be addressed by whatever lift-kit is purchased. Often, with leveling kits, it’s not addressed at all. Enter, the Carli Suspension 2017 Super Duty Track bar. This game-changing track bar takes center stage offering 1.5″ OD x 3/8″ (wall thickness) DOM construction allowing direct threading (no weld-in bung) of a massive FK Bearing heim joint paired with the star of the show, Carli’s new Encapsulated Uniball in a fully welded and strap-gusseted housing.
NOTE: There was some variance on length needed among 17+ Super Duties; this CS-FPRB-17 was shortened 1/4″ overall to accommodate the customers needing a shorter track bar vs. the originally released CS-FATB-17. The Gold Jammit Nut indicates the changeover from the FPRB to the slightly shorter FATB.
The Carli Track Bar’s dual FK Bearing pivots allow the bar to cycle free from the bind of the factory double-vulcanized bushings while offering vibration damping to minimize road noise transmission and maximize service life. The Encapsulated FK Uniball – CUB Joint – was tested to -110°F and took it in stride with no cracking or deformation, even loss of damping during subjection to the extreme cold. The Heim and Encapsulated Uniball are both replaceable allowing users to rebuild rather than replace their bars.
On the other end, a massive 1-1/4″ FK Bearing heat treated Chromoly Heim Joint encapsulated in a sealed boot and secure it to the bar with our proprietary Jammit nut. What’s wrong with a standard jam-nut – you ask? Not a damn thing but, if we can improve it, why not do so? We won’t give too many details as the design, metallurgy and production took enough time that we want to protect the details but the nut offers 100% more clamping surface area than a standard jam nut.
Designed and built to maximize travel and ensure factory compatibility, this track bar best suits 2.5″ and 4.5″ lift systems with OEM steering geometry (no track bar or pitman arm drops). In lieu of travel-limiting drop brackets, the Carli Track Bar includes different axle-spacer configurations engineered to alter the lower pivot to better match the factory steering arc respective to each lift height. Laymen’s terms, the bar includes all components necessary to configure specifically to both 2.5″ and 4.5″ steering geometry to minimize steering wheel feedback.
We consider the Track Bar to be the single most important – ironically, also the most overlooked – component in the front end. It’s highly leveraged as both a steering and suspension component and it’s strength, geometry and vibration damping properties directly translate into perceived quality of the entire suspension. A worn or neglected factory track bar results in loose or delayed steering input, improper axle alignment, bump steer, death wobble or excessive road noise through the steering leading to increased driver fatigue and little confidence in the vehicle’s handling capabilities, exacerbated in lifted or leveled vehicles. The Carli Track Bar is excessively durable, vibration damping, geometry correcting, fully serviceable and adjustable to fit both lift heights we offer.
Please Note: This bar is not compatible with drop-pitman arms or aftermarket track bar drop brackets.