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Old 10-14-2007, 09:00 PM   #1
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sway bars

i'm having troubles grasping the concept of how sway bar disconects work. and where about would the be located. or if i need to buy some. my friend told me that you can just pull out a pin and fold the sway bars up in to the body. about a 30 sec process. any tips?

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Old 10-14-2007, 09:10 PM   #2
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Write up on how to do them, enjoy.

EDIT: sry thats a TJ write up!
http://www.neow.org/yj_swaybar.html
http://www.4x4wire.com/jeep/tech/susp/CJYJdisconnect/

Couple write ups for yj's

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Old 10-15-2007, 11:35 AM   #3
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ok cool. thanks a lot, and do you think these would work for me? i have a stock 89 yj.
http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/428497010.html
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:56 PM   #4
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Are you lifted at all? My RE 2-1/2" lift came with 8" discos. I have since updated to JKS disco's and they use 10" discos same application. Get's the front sway bar ends more parallel (0-5 degrees).
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:22 PM   #5
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just get rid of your sway bars altogether
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:26 AM   #6
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no i don't have a lift on yet. but in the future i was thinking about maybe a 4" suspension lift. by getting these disconnects i was probably going to take out the rear sway bar and just put these on the front, so when i do go out for a ride, i could just flip it up, then put it back on after.

i was thinking about taking out the sway bars altogether. but i make a daily commute on the highway. would that be a problem? i heard that it's harder to control, and easyer to flip, and i don't wanna risk it.

any suggestion at all would help a ton. thanks.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:02 PM   #7
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Your Jeep does not have a rear sway bar, only a front. That is unless you are posting in the wrong area. If you do have a YJ (87-95), the only bar in the rear is the trac bar. It goes from the frame to one point on the axle. The front also has a trac bar. The sway bar on the front is connected to the frame at two points and to both spring plates. I don't have mine and don't miss them a bit. Take them off. If you don't like how it feels then look into disconnects.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:07 PM   #8
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thanks a bunch. i thought that the trac bar was the sway bar because i didn't know what a trac bar was. do i need the trac bar in the back? or does it not matter at all?
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:23 PM   #9
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Like I said before...take it off and try it. It's your rig and you need to be comfortable driving it. A bunch of us here have done away with them.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:33 PM   #10
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Since you're leaf sprung, the axles are kept in line by the springs. In my experience, losing the rear trac resulted in no noticable handling changes and added some flexibility. Removing the front trac seemed to make the steering less precise, especially in sharp curves, but added a lot of flexibility. Removing the (anti) sway bar resulted in too much body roll for my comfort, but allowed a ton of flex, so I put on the disco's. Mine is a 93 with 5 inches of lift and YMMV depending on your set-up.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:01 AM   #11
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I took mine off years ago (sway and rear trac) drove it as a DD for a few years that way, don't miss them at all.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:18 AM   #12
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thanks a lot for the feed back guys. i have another question for you too. would taking out these bars, but having the disconnects on in the front affect my driving on the freeway? i'm guessing not but i just want to make sure.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:11 AM   #13
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Won't hurt it at all.
I've driven mine from just out side of Nashville, TN to Tellico (Murphy, NC) a few times.
At 1st you may notice more "lean" in corners but after a few times you won't even notice it.
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:13 PM   #14
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I run without sway bar, No Problems. 94, stock springs, shackle lift.

Take the bottom nuts off, swing the links up out-a the way....zip tie em to the fender support.......drive around for as ling as you see fit to decide if you like the way it handles.

If your state does inspections they may give you a hard time if you have no sway bar.

I want to try removing my Track Bars too........but think I'd not pass inspection..and it's not quite as easy to make it appear they were never there........so so far they stay.

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