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Old 11-24-2009, 11:45 PM   #1
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sway bar, or no sway bar?

Ok guys, I do alot more on road driving then off...My question is, how much worse do these lifted jeeps do withOUT a sway bar? I'd imagine pretty terrible...My jeeps not quite as high as most, but still not a race car so to speak. Average Jeep, 31's, 3" pro comp lift, 2" body. Should I remove the sway bar, or not?
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:49 PM   #2
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I'm currently 90% on-road so i went with a swaybar though i do have quick disconnects incase i should happen to find somewhere to go off-road around here

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Old 11-25-2009, 09:35 AM   #3
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The quick disconnects are pretty cheap, so I'd recommend them if you want more suspensiion flex for offroad. I would not recommend running sans sway bar at highway speeds, as you might find it gets pretty squirrelly quickly in the event of an emergency evasive manuever.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:17 AM   #4
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So for off road use no sway bar is better ?
Zero highway time for mine.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:00 AM   #5
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No sway bar for off road use. Many of us like the manners of a front sway bar for the YJ on the highway so we run disconnects to allow off road flex of the front suspension.
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:49 PM   #6
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yeah i would run discos
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:55 PM   #7
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I don't run sway bars or track bars. The leave springs are stiff enough that I don't get that much roll. I'm lifted 4" & run 33's & take 45 mph curves @ 55 mph & don't notice it. If you're coil-sprung; then that's a differnt story. I'd remove them; then again that's just my opinion. They are useless unless you need a good pry bar.
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:58 PM   #8
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same here as cheapjeep i run no sway bars and only front track bar i dont notice it at all on road with them being out and offroad it makes a world of difference! but its up to you!
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:24 PM   #9
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I took mine off and its my daily driver. There's not that much of a difference just a little more roll.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:49 PM   #10
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I think im gonna remove mine then. Thanks guys!
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:46 PM   #11
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I am without front or rear trac bars. and run home made disconnects. Usually they are not connected anyway. The Jeep is much better riding on the road and a lot better flex off road. This is also my daily driver. The way I look at it, the axles are held in place by four points of contact without the track bars and CJs never came with them. Just keep in mind that if you go sans trac bars in addition to the sway bars, your bushings will need to be replaced more often.

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Old 11-26-2009, 07:24 PM   #12
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thanks turdhurdler. One question...what is a "trac bar"?
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The trac bar is attacted at the frame of the Jeep on the driver side and to the axle on the passanger side. They were put onto YJs due to stricter government regs on roll over concerns that people had on the CJs. It is one of the laws that Big Brother put into effect to protect us from our own stupitidy. They are a single tube that helps keep the Jeep from having too much body roll. If you don't drive your Jeep like a go-kart, you should be OK. Just take small steps in testing your Jeep if you do decide to do so.

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Old 11-04-2010, 08:35 PM   #14
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i have a 95 yj with a 4" rc lift rollin on 33s and i plan on removing the front and rear trac bars and the sway bar completly after riding in my buddys. it rides way better on the road and performes much better off road.
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I only wheel my jeep a couple times a year and I haven't had my sway bars connected since I bought it. (don't know about the US but trouble in Canada). Disconnects are a good idea.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:42 AM   #16
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I haven't had the sway bar on mine sine the day after I got it. Its my dd and it sees alot of offroad. It handles fine on the pavement and great off road. I have 4 in suspension lift running 33x12.50s
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:38 AM   #17
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I am without front or rear trac bars. and run home made disconnects. Usually they are not connected anyway. The Jeep is much better riding on the road and a lot better flex off road. This is also my daily driver. The way I look at it, the axles are held in place by four points of contact without the track bars and CJs never came with them. Just keep in mind that if you go sans trac bars in addition to the sway bars, your bushings will need to be replaced more often.

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i am new with jeeps how did you make your on disconnect can i do it on a tj
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:48 AM   #18
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I removed the bottom nuts from the sway bars, got a small drill bit, drilled thru the shaft, reinstalled the sway bar link and put a cotter pin into the drilled hole. I will try to take a pic of how it looks today.

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Old 11-05-2010, 04:05 PM   #19
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hey!..i offroad 3 or 4 days a month,..im sitting on RUBICON 4.5" XD +1"BL and 33"MUDS with a rear powertrax no-slip locker and our roads here in the uk have 1000's of small and narrow lanes,.roundabouts,..flyovers,..etc..i dont use swaybar or trackbars!!..YJ feels smoother to drive and i can go offroad in a second with no clevis pins or nuts to remove before i do! just try without em...if not happy..put back on!...id leave trackbars off thou if u have good leafs they are not needed! but discos are good choice too.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:58 PM   #20
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mine is a tj and its my dd to will it be ok to drive on the road alot to?
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I would not want to drive a TJ without the swaybars connected on the road. You stand a pretty good chance for death wobble.

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Old 11-05-2010, 10:15 PM   #22
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A tj is no wheres as near as stable as a yj without the sway bars coil springs and leaf springs are a biggggggggg difference.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:15 PM   #23
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TJ you want the sway bar on the road, unless it a short trip to the store etc. It will feel like your driving on jello with out it. YJ not big deal I run no sway or trac bars on the YJ.. do that on a tj and you might end up dead.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:07 AM   #24
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i seen some where else ppl was talking about maken there on diconnect for the tj to they said it run around 10 bucks to do anyone know anything about it ??
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:25 AM   #25
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I run no sway bars or trac bars. My buddies jeep even has the trac bar mounts removed/cut off! I love how it rides and performs on and off the road. If ya remove them please be sure you have a good or new steering stabilizer, itll help keep the Jeep strait. Just try it out, if ya dont like it, put em back on...

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