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Old 06-19-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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Anti rock vs no rear bar for off road body roll

Have a QD front and (come to find out) no rear sway bar, I was wondering if I threw an anti rock in the back what would that do to my (scary) body roll when I'm traversing a trail that has a lot of side lean. I'm assuming it would straighten the body out a little bit, make it a little less likely to tip, or am I thinking that backwards?

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Old 06-20-2014, 10:28 PM   #2
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Bump, anyone with anti rock?

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Old 06-21-2014, 12:31 AM   #3
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Wrong section? Probably get more replies in the tech.
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Moved to tech I removed my worn links in the rear temporarily,. Handles just fine... No sway on road. The suspension feels better over uneven road .. Softer which is surprising. Thinking about a AR in the rear because of it.
But YES you absolutely should be running a swaybar in the rear on and off road.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:53 AM   #5
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I have an Anti Rock in the front and its recommended to run the rear sway bar with it. A stock sway bar in the rear with longer links will probably be better than a Rear anti rock.

Here is mine testing the AntiRock up front on the softest setting and stock rear sway with longer links.

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Old 06-26-2014, 08:32 AM   #6
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Few would find benefit by replacing the stock rear antiswaybar with an Antirock. In the front, yes... just not in the rear. I absolutely would not run without a rear antiswaybar. Leaf spring Jeeps do fine without antiswaybars but coil springs lack stability in any direction and it's just better/best to run antiswaybars.

My TJ does some stupid-crazy trails with an antirock up front and a factory rear antiswaybar which I would never even consider removing.
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:22 AM   #7
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During the install of my lift, steering upgrade, and Antirock front sway bar, the rear stock sway bar was removed and not replaced. The consensus at that time was that it didn't offer much in terms of sway control because it was stock. I added 2.5" of lift during the process and I love everything about my TJ and how it handles on and off-road. I've been considering the Antirock for the rear, but my off-roading is not akin to Johnson Valley rock crawling. Is there a different option I should consider for the rear except just to reinstall the stock rear sway bar?
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The stock rear anti sway bar would be a good choice for you.
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Thanks. Don't know of any aftermarket rear sway bars so will put the stock one back on.
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I have the AR up front on a RE 3-1/2" lift. I believe the rear stock sway bar is intact. Should I be using the stock links? And if not, what length should the links be?
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I have the AR up front on a RE 3-1/2" lift. I believe the rear stock sway bar is intact. Should I be using the stock links? And if not, what length should the links be?
I believe RE makes rear sway bar links RE1155, I am surprised the lift didnt come with them.
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I believe RE makes rear sway bar links RE1155, I am surprised the lift didnt come with them.
The PO only installed the RE springs. All other parts were different brands. I ended up changing out the shocks, added the RE front track bar because it was still stock, added upper and lower control arms front and back, and the double CV driveshaft. But I never check the rear links until now. I measured them at 9 1/2 inches long. They may be from RC, the same as the front before I change to the AR.
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Just curious to know if beyond the stock rear sway bar there is anything other option than the Antirock for the rear. I know a couple of guys that run the Antirock on the rear as well as the front. Any pluses or minuses to that except for the cost? They like the way their Jeeps handle with both, but I'm thinking it may be overkill for me. Right now I'm running the Antirock on the front and no sway bar on rear. '99 Sahara.
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You'd do very well to just reinstall the stock rear antiswaybar, the Jeep would do a LOT better both on and offroad with that plus the Antirock up front.
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If I would somehow decide to run the Antirock on the rear as well, what do you see as the pluses or minuses, beyond the expense ? Thanks. I always appreciate your input on this and I know you respect Currie components.
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Just curious to know if beyond the stock rear sway bar there is anything other option than the Antirock for the rear. I know a couple of guys that run the Antirock on the rear as well as the front. Any pluses or minuses to that except for the cost? They like the way their Jeeps handle with both, but I'm thinking it may be overkill for me. Right now I'm running the Antirock on the front and no sway bar on rear. '99 Sahara.
I found that Hellwig Products makes adjustable rear sway bars for the TJ's & JK's it says they offer a "street" & "offroad" version.... I just don't know how well they do off-road since most aftermarket sway bars are more street oriented except for Teraflex swaybar, ORO Swayloc, & Curries Antirock front sway bars which are specifically designed for off-road usage

Just out of curiosity I would like to hear from any that have that hellwig rear sway bar setup

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