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Old 04-01-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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Can you remove the track bar and sway bars?

I have a 95 YJ with a SOA on stock springs. I trail ride on the weekends. The jeep is driven a little during the week. Can just take the track bar and sway bars off for better articulation. I don't drive it hard I pick my way to get to where im going. I have 35" x 12.50 tires. Stock axles and gears.

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Old 04-01-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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You should be fine taking them off. They are mainly for when you drive it daily. But if you only drive it minimal on the street and mainly trail drive it you'll be fine. Just dont turn fast...lol

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Old 04-01-2011, 03:15 PM   #3
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Yes you can, and you should. I'd be disappointed in you if you didn't.

Just keep in mind it's a Jeep not a Corvette and you should be fine.
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I run a 4" spring under and don't have any of them hooked up. Drives fine on the highway and Off road make a big difference.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:22 PM   #5
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:26 PM   #6
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We just had a four or five page discussion on this in a different thread. haha. Track bars really only bind up your leaf springs so you'll be good without them. Plus it makes the ride smoother too since your flexing out the shocks more and they can finally do their intended job.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:38 PM   #7
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Yeah I'm one with a wobbly front end, still working on it. I suggest do one then drive it and then the other. That way if you have an issue you know right where to look.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:43 PM   #8
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Yup, i puuled mine, sway bars too. Better off road, not much difference on road.
Improved the ride.
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:23 AM   #9
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What are the downsides to doing this. Mine is a daily driver but I'm not looking to drive it fast. All I hear are the upsides.
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:27 AM   #10
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I have springover, no trac/sway.. i turn corners pretty slow and daily drive it.. i actually drove it on the freeway for a good 300 miles and it did fine. How big of tires are you running?
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:42 AM   #11
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if you're running stock leaf springs i've heard to leave either the sway bar or the front track bar on due to the softness of the stock springs compared to hardened lift springs. you can always take em all off and try it out then put on the front track and try it again and reconnect the sway bar and try it again. mess around with it til you find the one that suits your driving style and makes you feel safest.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:47 AM   #12
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92 YJ with SOA, 35" tires and a 3" spring lift with no issues hat them off like 8 months a ago.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:44 AM   #13
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i have springover, no trac/sway.. I turn corners pretty slow and daily drive it.. I actually drove it on the freeway for a good 300 miles and it did fine. How big of tires are you running?
35" 12.50 15
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:42 PM   #14
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I have 35x 12.5x 15 SOA without track bars. Sway bar is quick disconnect. It is not my DD, I do drive the street and highway plenty without problems. You have no use for track bars with leaf springs. Get rid if them. As for the sway bars, the only way you will notice a difference is if you take a hard curve at 40+mph. I tend to drive too fast, so I left my sway bars and have quick disco for offroad.
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I have 35x 12.5x 15 SOA without track bars. Sway bar is quick disconnect. It is not my DD, I do drive the street and highway plenty without problems. You have no use for track bars with leaf springs. Get rid if them. As for the sway bars, the only way you will notice a difference is if you take a hard curve at 40+mph. I tend to drive too fast, so I left my sway bars and have quick disco for offroad.
Then mine are coming off!
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:49 PM   #16
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Removed trac bar, no good had to put back on. Tried leaving trac and removed sway, too much body roll. With the trac off I'd hit a bump and it would try to jerk the wheel out of my hand.

I'm running factory leafs with new bushings and a shackle lift. I think the factory springs are weak, then add a shackle lift and there ya go, trac and sway are useful.

Figured I'd let people know that way if they have any problems. Every Jeep is different and we all know how factory springs can be.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:51 PM   #17
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does it matter with a 04 tj
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:55 PM   #18
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does it matter with a 04 tj
Ahhhhhh YES IT MATTERS WITH TJS!!!! Leave the tack bars and swaybars on in a tj or any coil sprung suspension. Leaf springs help locate the axle underneath the jeep and keep it there that's why yjs do it. With coils the only things locating the axle underneath is your trac, sway, and control arms. Take away two of those components and you have made a DEATH TRAP!!!!!!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:58 PM   #19
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Can a YJ sway/track bar be installed on a TJ by rerouting under the frame with modified mounts? (i think that is the only difference, TJ attaches on top of the frame and the YJ attaches under?)
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You'd have to cut off and weld on a new upper end of the bar as the YJ track bar uses bolt-through-eye ends while the TJ bar has bolt-through-eye on the axle side with a ball joint on the frame side.


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