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Old 07-27-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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Travk bar removal tip

Just removed front and rear track bars. A tip for anyone thinking about it: if you have rusty seized northern nonsense on your jeep, do yourself a favor and just sawzall the bar(s) off. I spent all afternoon trying to remove them properly; rear bolts were seized in bushings, front bolts a pain to get to because of sway bar and also seized. 5 hours later I sawzalled everything. 5 hours and 15 minutes later I was finished. Stupid! Just a little vent session, good luck

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Old 07-27-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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I spent about 5 days with a total of about 10-15 hours trying to get mine off lol.

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Old 07-27-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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Im too anal, and had to remove the bolts... left that job till I swapped axles, and had to use a large monkey wrench.
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i used sawzall for the rear.... rounded the bolts off so i had no other options
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:09 PM   #5
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Im too anal, and had to remove the bolts... left that job till I swapped axles, and had to use a large monkey wrench.
What is a monkey wrench? Lol
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:55 PM   #6
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i used a cut off grinder on my rear track bar, after a can of p.b blaster lol,still running my front for now...but afer i replace my tie rods and make me some disco,s i,ll take it off while im at it..
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #7
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The nuts came off the bolts pretty easy after I heated them up with a torch, my only problem was getting the bolts out. If the morons would have used hex head bolts and not torx I'm sure it wouldn't have been a problem. Sounds like a conspiracy to keep competent auto owners from modding their vehicles OEM nonsense to me! Haha
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:25 PM   #8
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What is a monkey wrench? Lol
A large pipe wrench. lol

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Old 07-27-2012, 10:51 PM   #9
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Ohhhhh okay lol. Up here in Canada we just call them pipe wrenches.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:19 PM   #10
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Ohhhhh okay lol. Up here in Canada we just call them pipe wrenches.
I think that because your average plumber has the IQ of a monkey, that the name fits!
BTW I have always called them pipe wrenches also.
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I think that because your average plumber has the IQ of a monkey, that the name fits!
BTW I have always called them pipe wrenches also.
Haha your probably right .
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i brought home buckets full of steam from work for 4 days to soak em in......didnt help at all
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I think that because your average plumber has the IQ of a monkey, that the name fits!
BTW I have always called them pipe wrenches also.
LOL, I feel so old now... been calling them that all my life. Think my dad started it.
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Actually theres a difference between a monkey and pipe wrench. One has teeth the other doesn't
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:39 AM   #15
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This is why I love living in north ga. No rust in my yj whatsoever. Just removed the front and rear bars took me less than 5 min. Just thought I would rub it in a little lol!
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This is why I love living in north ga. No rust in my yj whatsoever. Just removed the front and rear bars took me less than 5 min. Just thought I would rub it in a little lol!
I'd say I would run you off the road if I ever saw you but that is what jeeps are for lol

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