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Old 03-08-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Is this a rear stabilizer bar? pic included

I have a 95 wrangler yj, I was changing the rear end fluid tonight and I noticed this. Its a bar that is going from one side of the rear axle to the other side of the frame. It looks like the bolt hole is worn out or something. Do I even need this, can I just take it off and not worry about it. Thanks
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:47 PM   #2
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That's your rear track bar. Ditch it along with your front one.

In fact yours in an excellent example of why YJs don't need them. They've bound the suspension enough that over the years the flexing of the springs has wallowed out the track bar mounting hole.

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i have a TJ and was thinking of doing the same, will it ride ok on the road with out the rear track bar or "sway bar" in????
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theres one on the front? cool, I will get rid of them both. Thanks
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they make quick discos for the front so u can hook them up then undo them when off road
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Throwing out the rear track bar didn't make really any on road difference for me, but off road it let my tires flex a whole bunch more. I actually was in an extremely tight/major flexing spot and heard a pop when I was able to get out of the spot (couldn't stop there I was so close to rolling with out doors or a top eeek) I checked out my jeep and sheared/broke the bolt that attaches the trackbar to the frame! So I took it off and called it good! No need its just limiting the suspension.
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Sounds good guys, I am going to take both of them off, even the front stabilizer bar.
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i have a TJ and was thinking of doing the same, will it ride ok on the road with out the rear track bar or "sway bar" in????
Oh $#!+, you better not! First off there's a difference between your track bars and sway bar. Coil sprung rigs definitely need their track bars. They locate the axles side to side under your frame. Without them your tub/frame could shift above your axles the first hard corner you took- very dangerous. I'd also leave the sway bar on too, but all they do is control how much body roll you get in the corners on the street. Coils flex much easier than leaves and you'd be pretty damn tippy in the corners with out it.

Here's an image that might help out a bit.



YJs and CJs being leaf sprung don't have to deal with these kind of problems, but the trade off is lack of flex. :/
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o wow thanx alot man!!!!!
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I have a 95 wrangler yj, I was changing the rear end fluid tonight and I noticed this. Its a bar that is going from one side of the rear axle to the other side of the frame. It looks like the bolt hole is worn out or something. Do I even need this, can I just take it off and not worry about it. Thanks
Does anyone know the size of this torx bolt that is holding the track bar on. If not Im going to use my torch. Thanks
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From memory (which usually doesn't serve me well) it's one of the larger ones: T-45 or T-50.

Torch works just as well though.

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