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Old 12-15-2011, 12:03 AM   #1
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Just got a Yj

Got this Yj in June. Front and rear track bars gone, along with the sway arm. It has 4 pro-comp lift with 31's driving any faster than 35 is hell, of I put just the sway arm back with quick disconnects, will this help me out or should I go junking and get the track bars also?

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Old 12-15-2011, 01:48 AM   #2
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you should definitely get both. if one or the other, track bars would be my choice.

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Old 12-15-2011, 01:48 AM   #3
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describe how its hell driving over 35?

I've got around 9 inches of lift on 35s.. no trac bars or sway bars and I do fine at 60-70mph..

Trac bars aren't needed on leaf sprung vehicles, their only job is to center the axle laterally (side to side) which the leaf springs do just fine.. a little more info will help us steer you in the right direction.
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:08 AM   #4
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Well like I said anything over 35 is hell more so in the turns and such. I guess it's more of a over steering issue, I understand the gains of not having them. But Im not ready to roll it yet, i just had a new floor pan welded in and painted. I'm thinking about the JKS telescoping track bars, But my main question here is if I reinstall a sway bar with quick disconnects will this solve this issue and save me $450 on JKS parts
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:17 AM   #5
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Well you aren't going to roll it but don't waste your money on any telescopic radioactive whatever the crap trac bars.. if you're concerned with body roll then go with the sway bar quick disconnects.. its their job to mitigate body roll.. remember too you're driving a very short wheel base vehicle so its going to handle differently than anything else you've driven.. im curious what corners you're taking at 35mph too lol.. :-)
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:12 PM   #6
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OK you got me!! Maybe I wasn't doing 35, but with the way the jeep was handling I knew something had to change. This is my second Yj. I owned one in Italy when I was stationed there in the Military. The sad thing is I got it taken away by the Italian police for wheeling in some old Roman ruins. They wanted 10k euro to get it back, and that's like 14k dollars. So I told them to keep it. I've got some nice photos of it,that I'll post soon.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:20 PM   #7
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That sucks dude! I was just busting your balls before lol.. but seriously you'll get more out of a sway bar than trac bars.. I've thought I was gonna tip over a few times but haven't and its more likely to happen being spring over.. I've gotten my jeep pretty sideways offroad where I was almost sure I was gonna go over.. I was holding onto the passenger seat praying lol..
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:47 PM   #8
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Yup. Sway bars handle body roll exclusively.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:56 AM   #9
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Thanks guys, I bolted it on tonight. I'm about 95% done with the overhaul and upgrading. I've put LED lighting all around it, for some reason it's only flashing about 4/5 every 60 seconds now.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:21 AM   #10
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Flashing LED's?
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:29 AM   #11
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I'm not trying to put on a light show!! LEDs use less power and can take a beating out on the trail. They also free up some amperage for other things.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:33 AM   #12
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So, how does the jeep handle now with the sway bar(s) connected? still feel like hell? lol
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:38 AM   #13
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I haven't drove it yet. The windshield frame was rusted out, so I just installed a new one and haven't had the glass put in. I'm also waiting on the fenders to get here and some other odd bits. I should have it all back together after Xmas.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:50 AM   #14
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i had to button up my jeep projects before i left on vacation.. sucks cuz i didnt get to drive it much before i left with the new motor installed..
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:02 AM   #15
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It never ends!! I got this in June for $200 and a snapon impact. June-Dec the jeep has a new rear frame section, floor pan, and jasper 4.2 motor and I rebuilt the trans. Shocks and 4:10 gears. I sanded it and had a buddy paint it up. That's just the short list!! I will have it on the road before the first good snow here in Indiana.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:11 AM   #16
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nice .. i just put new tires and a near-new motor in it over the last month.. still has work to be done but i enjoy it in the mean time longest its been down is almost 2 weeks.. not bad..

you got yours for a steal! i wasnt that fortunate but i did get it for a good deal for my area..

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