12-07-2010, 01:25 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Question About Rear Track Bar
Ok so i got my jeep back in February of this year. It was about 7 months when i realized that the rear track bar was not even connected to the axel. I noticed everytime i hit a bump or turned sharp that i would hear it make a "clunk" noise but couldnt figure out what it was until i saw the track bar just hitting the bracket where it should have been bolted down.
my jeep is a 98 and has a 2inch lift (i did not put the lift on)
The jeep drove PERFECT, never had any wobble, turning, shaking, nothing! A trip off road however broke one of my sway bar connects. So i took the sway bar off (no big deal). Still drove GREAT! (no sway bar, no rear track bar).
then i started to notice that the front axle was off to the driver side by about two inches (reading up i realized it was cause of the lift and stock track bar. (still no big)
So i got new sway bar connects, put it back on... put the right side of the jeep on a hill so i could bolt the rear track bar back down... everything fixed and bolted down (except the front axle off centered)...
NOW it shakes at 75 mph, and when i turn i can def feel the death wobble shaking the front end. I have tightened everything down so my guess is it is either the sway bar making the front end worse with it being off centered.. OR the fact that i bolted down the rear track bar.
since i drove 7 months without a track bar in the rear (doing speeds of 85mpg at times and no problems) is that ok to remove? i have read that yj's are ok to remove because they have leafs or something, so im kinda confused.
tomorrow i am going to check bolts again, remove the sway bar, move the back tires to the front, and front to the back... just to check...
Need BIGGER tires!