Baja Customs Trac-Inator Ford SuperDuty Track Bar

Welcome to www.BajaCustoms.com, the one source for the real original Trac-Inator track bar for Ford SuperDuty trucks. We’re your one stop to fix the dreaded Death Wobble on your full size Ford.

The Vehicles:
All 2005-2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 4×4 trucks.

The Problem:
The OEM track bar or panhard bar setup is a bar mounted in a single shear to a ball joint at the axle, and a rubber bushing at the frame. The OEM bar is offset from the center of the ball joint at the axle. ¬†This applies unwanted torque and deflection on the joint and the rod. The rubber bushings at the frame mount is another source of unwanted deflection. As the balljoint and rubber bushings wear, deflection increases. When deflection occurs the track bar loses it’s ability to keep the axle in position laterally under the truck. The wobble or shimmy you feel from the steering wheel is actually¬†the steering linkage being forced to control the axle and wheels, as the track bar deflects.

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The Solution:
The Trac-Inator is a direct bolt-on track bar designed to terminate the effects of deflection, increase steering response and control. Our design incorporates a 1″ uniball and custom cup assembly that (like the stock balljoint) is pressed into the original stock axle location. Our uniball setup allows the use of a double sheer bar mount without having to move the pivot from it’s stock location. At the frame mount we use a 1″ rod end, instead of rubber or polyurethane bushing. The bar itself is 1-5/8″ OD x 3/8″ thick DOM tube and the plating at the axle mount equates to a 1/2″ thickness near each bolt tab.

Components:

  • 1″ Rod-end (heim joint), 1.875″ ball, 3 piece, high strength
  • 1″ Uniball (spherical bearing), 1.5″ ball, high strength
  • Bar material, 1.625″ OD x .375″ wall DOM tube, laser cut plate, welded and powder coated black
  • 1.75″ ID Chromalloy uniball cup, zinc plated
  • Stainless steel bearing spacers
  • Delrin rod-end isolators
  • Grade 9, 3/4 bolts and hardware

Trac-Inator Component Pictures:

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Trac-Inator 3D renderings:

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Installation Pictures (non-powder coated):

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Note:

Don’t be fooled by other manufacturers statements claiming their bar is better because they relocate the axle track bar mount higher. The only reason this would be true is if you installed a lift kit that did not include a drop down bracket for the track bar. Considering most lift kits provide a drop bracket, moving the axle mount position higher would only worsen the suspension geometry.

“Death Wobble” defined (a quoe from Petersons 4 Wheel & Off-Road):
“The dreaded death wobble has been a problem on 4×4′s for ages. The warning sign is a shudder or shimmy in the front axle while on the road. This can develop into a violent shaking and near loss of control. While many factors contribute to death wobble, some are primary culprits from the get-go. Other than whacked-out tires and rims, the track bar on many vehicles with coil-spring front suspension is often worn out, at the wrong angle, or damaged. Add to this a lift kit, big tires and wheels, and a few hard miles, and you have a recipe for sure disaster.”

Now fix the problem with a Baja Customs Trac-Inator!