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Old 06-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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Sway bar links ....

Just got my first TJ .... 2006 4.0
Drove it 1500 miles straight from the dealer in Scotland to Norway ...

When I got to the dirt mountain roads it developed a front end clunk.that just got worse ........

Found this forum, did a search, had a wee think and detached the sway bar links. The ball joints literally fell apart in my hands .....

Thanks for the help people, Im going to be hanging out here a lot ...

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Glad you got it worked out and welcome! Congrats on the jeep purchase. I haven't seen too many in Europe but I've only gone a few times. Have a picture of your jeep?

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Old 06-14-2013, 01:51 PM   #3
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If you remove sway bars can you get more flex out of your jeep?
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #4
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If you remove sway bars can you get more flex out of your jeep?
Yes, but if you drive your Jeep on the road it's better to leave them on and use Disconnects when Offroading.
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If you remove sway bars can you get more flex out of your jeep?
Much more, yes and the ride is softer but its dangerous to drive on road with it disconnected. If you needed to make a sudden turn to avoid something on the road you could end up just flipping over because of the body roll experienced without a sway bar.
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If you remove sway bars can you get more flex out of your jeep?
Yes for the front antiswaybar but always leave the rear antiswaybar connected. Disconnecting the rear would not give you any additional useful fiex plus it would just make it easier for the Jeep to roll or flop onto its side.

And to be sure, coil spring suspensions like the TJ has are less stable than the older leaf spring suspensions were so on the street, make sure your antiswaybars are connected.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:09 PM   #7
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Thank you guys! That's what I thought but I didn't want to mess with something that wouldn't make a difference. So is taking the antisway bars off something I can do on my own? If so how?
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Yes, but if you drive your Jeep on the road it's better to leave them on and use Disconnects when Offroading.
What are disconnects? Haha I'm a newvie
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:17 PM   #9
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What are disconnects? Haha I'm a newvie
They allow you to disconnect your sway bar from the axle while offroading.
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Just got my first TJ .... 2006 4.0
Drove it 1500 miles straight from the dealer in Scotland to Norway ...
I hope you are running a snorkle kit on that TJ. I heard that the North Sea has some deep water crossings.

Here are a few links that should help you:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/diag...ion-78090.html

Wrangler Steering - TJ - Death Wobble and Front End Upgrades

Jeep TJ Installation Write-Ups by 4x4xplor.com

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