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Old 02-14-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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Sway bar and/or track bar removal.

Now im thinking of undergoing a project. Making quick disconnects for my sway bar. now a few question. Can i just replace the pin? or will i have to replace the stock sway bar itself? Now i have heard bad things about removing the track bar, also heard that if your going to disconnect your sway bar, that that's enough to help climb over things. Mind you this is my daily driver thats why i like the quick disconnects for my YJ. Plz give me some feedback and will take pics when i start the project. OHH ALSO ANY ADVICE THAT YOU HAVE ON THIS PROJECTS IS APPRECIATED.

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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QDsa for the sway bar are the way to go so it just takes pull the pins and your ready for the trail. But they need to installed when you return to the road. Trac Bars can be removed by choice. Mine have been removed permanently and I love it. For a DD you will have to try and see what YOU prefer.

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
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The general consensus is that you should remove your track bars front and back regardless. They do nothing for you.

The sway bars you can leave on, do quick disconnects or take off entirely. I took mine off entirely. Leave them on with discos if you do a lot of freeway driving or if you often have to make sudden turns.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:03 PM   #4
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The general consensus is that you should remove your track bars front and back regardless. They do nothing for you.

The sway bars you can leave on, do quick disconnects or take off entirely. I took mine off entirely. Leave them on with discos if you do a lot of freeway driving or if you often have to make sudden turns.
im on the highway alot so imma do the disconnects. What does a track bar do for the jeep?
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:05 PM   #5
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im on the highway alot so imma do the disconnects. What does a track bar do for the jeep?
Binds up the leafs so they can't flex right. They have zero positive benefit.

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Theoretically, track bars make the jeep more stable in high-speed panic situations where you need to change direction immediately. They locate the axle more positively than leaf springs alone & supposedly keep the steering more accurate.

Common thinking is that they were a case of overkill engineeering in response to the CJ rollover scare in the 70/80s.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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Binds up the leafs so they can't flex right. They have zero positive benefit.

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what would i have to do just cut em off? is it just that easy? lol
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:43 PM   #8
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Yep. I didn't even unbolt mine......3 minutes w/ a sawzall = done.
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Yep. I didn't even unbolt mine......3 minutes w/ a sawzall = done.
Now Their are two right? one in back and front?
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^Yes, one front and one rear.

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Theoretically, track bars make the jeep more stable in high-speed panic situations where you need to change direction immediately. They locate the axle more positively than leaf springs alone & supposedly keep the steering more accurate.
The swaybar does a good enough job on its own of keeping the body parallel to the axles. At this point, the Track Bars are overly redundant with leaf springs.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:49 PM   #11
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Going to go get the pins, and try and get this done this weekend
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:21 PM   #12
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If I don't have a sway bar on should I take either of the track bars off?
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:01 PM   #13
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Any advice on taking these bars off?
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:06 PM   #14
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pb blaster
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:07 PM   #15
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plz explain?
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:01 PM   #16
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He is trying to say to use PB blaster on the nuts to loosen them up.
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Heat, PB Blaster, Impact Gun. That's how I ended up getting mine off, as they were rusted into place.

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