rear sway bar - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 06-23-2008, 02:44 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: katy, tx
Posts: 13
rear sway bar

I just installed a Rubicon Express 3.5 standard kit. After it was aligned and the new tires were on I took it wheeling (like a good boy). And when I went to clean the underside I noticed my rear driver's side swaybar link dangling in the air. The bolt that holds it to the axle was missing. I've heard that it is safe to take out the rear swaybar all together, is this true? Or am I better off finding another bolt and spacer. And finally is it ok to drive as is?

schlik is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-23-2008, 03:37 PM   #2
Registered User
 
NalinMFG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 940
Send a message via AIM to NalinMFG Send a message via MSN to NalinMFG Send a message via Yahoo to NalinMFG
ask tripple88a, i think he ran no rear for awhile- i bet he'll pop in.

i dont run a front swaybar at all, you're just going to have alot more body roll.
on mine however, i have 1.5" wheel spacers(making my jeep 3" wider) with a 2"bb and 1" bl(3" higher, 3" wider) so mines not bad at all.

__________________


NalinMFG.com

TJ 5.25" Speaker Adapters
Facebook Like for a 10% coupon

100% Made in USA
NalinMFG is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-23-2008, 03:38 PM   #3
Registered User
 
NalinMFG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 940
Send a message via AIM to NalinMFG Send a message via MSN to NalinMFG Send a message via Yahoo to NalinMFG
edit: sorry, actually i bought an "anti-rock" today so nevermind...its just not here yet
__________________


NalinMFG.com

TJ 5.25" Speaker Adapters
Facebook Like for a 10% coupon

100% Made in USA
NalinMFG is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-23-2008, 04:05 PM   #4
Drives by Braille

WF Supporting Member
 
AzTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: For-8-Oh!
Posts: 13,621
It may be safe, but recommended, no.
AzTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-23-2008, 04:12 PM   #5
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 30,866
Images: 2
It is be ok to temporarily leave the rear antiswaybar disco'd until you can get it reconnected with a new bolt & nut but the coil sprung TJs/LJs/Rubicons do much better both on and off road with the rear antiswaybar connected. It was the older leaf spring YJs and CJs that would do better offroad without their antiswaybars (even trackbars) disconnected and not too badly on road either. Once you get onto some seriously difficult trails with well prepped TJs, it's rare to find one without some form of an antiswaybar front and rear, or at least on the rear if they don't have something like an Antirock or Swaylok antiswaybar up front too. I broke one of my TJ's rear antiswaybar links wheeling years ago and it didn't do well on or offroad without that rear antiswaybar.
__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-23-2008, 05:11 PM   #6
Jack Lives Here!!!

WF Supporting Member
 
1BLKJP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 7,764
I have to disagree in part. If you are running short arms or an out of the box generic long arm kit from RE or such then it probably won't work as well. I know all of the comp guys run some sort of rear setup for the most part, but they are also trying to do different things than we are with less weight and more travel.

I don't run a sway bar on either end and I know that my rig works stupid well and is more stable than 90% of rigs that do have sway bars.

That being said you will be safe and more in control with a rear sway bar driving it on the street. Just replace your bolt and use a lock washer and some lock tite on it.
__________________
Thanks,
Jack Hickman

President - Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition
Vice-President - ASA4WDC
Arizona Rock Rats
1BLKJP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-24-2008, 04:05 PM   #7
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 9,796
Images: 5
Didn't have a rear bar in the last TJ. Was perhaps a bit more flexing in the rear on road on corners, vs having a sway bar. But never felt as if it was getting away from me or that I should hook one back up. I did leave the front connected on the road. Thus, can you drive without one for a while, yes, but seeing as your only missing a bolt, get it fixed.

__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear sway bar are disconnected CJ2WRANGLER TJ General Discussion Forum 5 01-31-2009 06:13 AM
Rear sway bar DANIMAL TJ Tech Forum 1 10-23-2008 08:22 PM
Rear sway bar specs 9JΞΞРωяλиglєя7 TJ General Discussion Forum 1 05-26-2008 11:13 AM
Rear sway bar 9JΞΞРωяλиglєя7 TJ General Discussion Forum 3 04-27-2008 03:31 PM
Rear sway bar links kg4kpg TJ Tech Forum 1 03-24-2008 08:56 PM


logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:37 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC