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Old 03-31-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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95 yj rear stabilizer install??

I have torn this yj down to the frame and put it black together. My last major hurdle is getting this rear stabilizer or sway bar to connect? I did a 2.5 lift with rc and all else lines up but I am 3/4 of a hole from getting the bolt in on the axle end. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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If your talking about the rear track-bar you don't need it... remove and enjoy.

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Old 03-31-2012, 07:15 PM   #3
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I ve read that. My only concern is this is for a 16 yr old girl as her first car and I dont want to chance anything.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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I ran into the same problem when I did my 4" suspension lift. I think ended up putting a jack under the axle and jacking up just that side. Good luck, it can be a pain!
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I think if you are going to put the trac bar back on, you need an adjustable one
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:52 PM   #6
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Mine was the same after a 2.5 RC. I left it off, but if I were going to reattach it, I would get an adjustable arm as mentioned or fab a drop-down bracket for the upper mount. Otherwise it's always going to be in a bind a little, pulling the axle to one side.
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Can someone explain to me what the rear bar does? I'm going to replace some bushings tomorrow but wondering If I should just pop it off. The car is more a daily driver than a trail monster.
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It locates the axle side-to-side. Many people feel that isn't necessary with leaf springs, and many leaf-sprung vehicles don't have them, but some say their Jeep is a little more loose after removing it. The ride will probably benefit from removal and it should flex a little more offroad. Try removing the axle end and tying it up temporarily while you evaluate the difference.
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YJ jeeps are the ONLY thing I know of that has them on the rear, and the next model the TJ they dropped them altogether on the rear !
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YJ jeeps are the ONLY thing I know of that has them on the rear, and the next model the TJ they dropped them altogether on the rear !
this is incorrect, as there would be nothing to locate the rear axle laterally. tjs have track bars stock front and rear.

also, why you should ditch track bars, they do nothing, this subject has come up time and time again, and in fact not having them especially up front is an even better idea as it will eliminate the possibility of bump-steer, as your drag link angle wont be impacted by your track bar angle.

i wrote up a thread on another forum on this subject, and i hope it will explain why they are worthless.

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Can someone explain to me what the rear bar does? I'm going to replace some bushings tomorrow but wondering If I should just pop it off. The car is more a daily driver than a trail monster.
I guess I will ask the obvious: if the jeep is not destined for trails, and will be driven by a 16 yr old girl, why lift it? I have seen the driving skills of 16 year old girls. And boys for that matter.
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I guess I will ask the obvious: if the jeep is not destined for trails, and will be driven by a 16 yr old girl, why lift it? I have seen the driving skills of 16 year old girls. And boys for that matter.
Zoom - my car isn't for a 16 year old and nor do I have plans on lifting the jeep anytime soon.

I actually took both bars off today b/c I had death wobble and it actually made a huge improvement. I couldn't recreate the wobble after both bars where off.

1. Took rear bar off - got on the highway got the 4banger up to 70 and a rough little patch of road and the wobble hit the front pretty hard

2 Took the front off - back to the same highway stretch and tried to recreate the wobble 3-4 times at 70+ and could tell the suspension was floating a bit more up/down instead of being bound by the trackbar.. either way no wobble...
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:56 PM   #13
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She's just lucky. She has been working on it for 2 years and understands the value of sweat put in it. As for the lift well..........we did not know it was not an option:
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I removed mine and I actually feel safer with it off. The track bar will bind your suspension causing it to hop over bumps. It will ride smoother and actually be safer without it.
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For those of us with State inspections I can't see how they would pass with the bars off.
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The track bars do absolutely nothing but hinder suspension flex as well as creates a rougher ride on the roads. They cause the leaf springs to bind up as the leaf springs do not have the ability to flex side to side like coil springs can.

Leaf sprung vehicles do NOT need track bars. Coil springs need them, leafs don't. Leave it off, it's dead weight and is going to do absolutely NOTHING to improve the safety of the vehicle. If you're worried about state inspections then grind off the mounting brackets and paint over for a factory look. They can't do jack about it.
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YJ jeeps are the ONLY thing I know of that has them on the rear, and the next model the TJ they dropped them altogether on the rear !
Boy, that would make for an interesting ride...
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My track bar was off when I got the jeep so I have nothing to compare to but I honestly can't feel anything wrong under normal driving conditions.
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For those of us with State inspections I can't see how they would pass with the bars off.
I'm with Xpress here. If the YJ is the only leaf sprung vehicle with track bars, I would be real surprised if an inspector would notice them MIA if there were no brackets.
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For those of us with State inspections I can't see how they would pass with the bars off.
My state isnt concerned if it has a track bar, they inspect only if important stuff!

I dont have any trac bars or stabilizer bars on front or rear and I drive it every friggen day with no problemos whatsoever!

I have re 3 1/2 to 4" lift (not sure which) as it was already installed
When I got it
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Going for a sticker tomorrow after a winter frame-off and I put the rear bar back on tonight...I just don't need the hassle of having to take it back if he notices the empty brackets. I also managed to bash three finger tips between my half inch ratchet and the diff housing when it slipped off one of the bolts. Dang...that...hurt
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i tossed mine. our state safety inspection doesn't look at those either.

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