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Old 04-27-2012, 10:27 AM   #31
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What do you mean? Isn't it pretty obvious how it works? It's a TORSION bar. It twists in a TORSIONAL manner. It's high-ductility heat treated solid rod so it can do that.

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Old 04-27-2012, 10:50 AM   #32
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There are resources out there that tell you how such things work. Here's Johnny boy himself describing in detail:


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Old 04-27-2012, 12:26 PM   #33
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AntiRocks front and rear is an amazing setup. Awesome handling on the road, awesome stability off it without doing a thing during the transition.
That's not exactly what Currie says on their web site:

Jeeps will have more body roll than stock. This Sway Bar may be used on the street, however it will not provide the same performance as the stock setup.

Just sayin'.
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That's not exactly what Currie says on their web site:

Jeeps will have more body roll than stock. This Sway Bar may be used on the street, however it will not provide the same performance as the stock setup.

Just sayin'.
Have you personally ran them on both ends?

I'm well aware of what Currie says and what inexperienced people 'think.' Talk to people that actually use them, especially when paired with other modifications that tighten up the suspension, and you'll hear nothing but praise. And finally, the rear AR is stiffer than stock.....guessing you didn't catch that. I'd put my personal TJ up against anything else out there as one of the tightest, best-driving TJ's around and I've designed it and used parts that I feel make it so. I wouldn't revert back to stock sway bars for on or off-road use if you paid me so that should say something. I'd feel 100% confident in sitting someone that has never even driven anything but a little compact car in the driver's seat and tell them to go drive it like they stole it. Body roll is at an absolute minimum on my rig with AR's on both ends.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:07 PM   #35
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I replaced my quick disconnects up front with the Currie Antirock. It is quite a difference off road. On the loosest setting, on road, I notice slightly more lean around corners, but it's no big deal. Drive it like a Jeep. It works great with the stock rear sway bar connected.

To add to the answers already given to the original question: No, do not disconnect your rear swaybar, or remove it. You have a TJ, not a leaf sprung YJ, or the rear end of a Cherokee. If you know what's best for a coil sprung Jeep, you'll leave that trick to those guys.

Here is my first hand experience: I broke one of my stock plastic/nylon rear swaybar links on a trail, pre-Antirock, while I was totally disconnected up front. Talk about a scary ride back to camp on the steep off camber trails in the PNW. I ended up re-connecting the front halfway down, just so I would not ruin a perfectly good pair of shorts.
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Have you personally ran them on both ends?
Nope.

I am not a suspension expert. I don't comprehend how it all works, and I make foolish choices when modifying my Jeep. So nobody should ever listen to me. But despite all that, having a balanced Jeep where both axles articulate equally does make a lot of sense to me.
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I have installed a 4 inch RC X lift and a UCF tummy tuck with SYE and new driveshaft. it all works great for off road clearance and is a better ride. I however want to lessen the body roll as it is a little sloppier than before. what sway bars are the stiffest for driving performance faster than creep.
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I always run it that way.
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I have installed a 4 inch RC X lift and a UCF tummy tuck with SYE and new driveshaft. it all works great for off road clearance and is a better ride. I however want to lessen the body roll as it is a little sloppier than before. what sway bars are the stiffest for driving performance faster than creep.
What modifications did you make to the track bars, track bar mounts, and pitman arm?
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All I can say is there is ZERO benefit to removing or disconnecting the rear antiswaybar. In fact, doing so will actually decrease a Jeep's offroad performance and in some conditions, can make the Jeep easier to roll or flop onto it side. Period.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:31 AM   #41
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I installed the RC kit as per instructions. It has a dropped pitman arm. The front alignment is 1/16 toe in. The castor is set for optimum driveline angle which is recommended and I have no vibration. Overall the kit and transfer case mods went well, just a little more sway. The front sway bar is stock and I set it to be level when sitting flat with the kits adjustable bar links. The rear is stock, with supplied longer body links with the RC X kit. I was eyeing an aftermarket thicker bar set but they are not that much larger in diameter. The ride seems softer than stock, which is fine but we live in the mountains on a twisty mountain hiway and twisty dirt roads. more sway = more pucker
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You installed a dropped Pitman arm, did you also install a dropped driver's side mount for the track bar? If not, that dropped Pitman arm has caused bump steer which will make your steering go left/right as you drive over bumps/dips in the road. The circumstances are rare and specific on a Wrangler TJ when a dropped Pitman arm should be installed. Otherwise, dropped Pitman arms should not be installed since they cause bump steer for typical suspension lifts.
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You didn't mention the track bars or mounts, which is what I asked......

If you're using the 2.2 shocks, they are too soft and also don't dampen very well so that's not helping. There are plenty of small changes you could make to benefit handling, control and response but most aren't cheap and would require the removal of the parts you just paid for.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #44
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your right, I forgot that. Installed front adjustable trackbar and brackets and rear trackbar bracket. No bump steer or other issues with steering, which is why I was interested in sway bar upgrade which seems logical to me since the jeep is now about 5 inches higher and a bit softer. Just after anyones experience about upgraded sway bars. I am after the increased clearance which I got since it snows a lot around here, cuts down on winching time.
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:42 AM   #45
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Update: I installed upgrade rear sway bar... huge difference. That and the softer shocks make a big difference Off-Road. I like it,a lot less traction hop and more articulation. I am definitely pleased with the X rough country lift. The front sway bar disconnects needed a little lock tite but otherwise no complaint. I amthinking a little body lift next but the 46 cj2a is the center of attention the winter.

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