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Old 07-03-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
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REAR SWAY BAR??? Yes or No?

I have spent the last two years upgrading my 2001 Jeep TJ into pretty much a bullet proof jeep. It has a 5.5" Rubicon Express long arm with a tri-link rear suspension on a Dana 60 in the rear and Dana 44 in the front. Now, this may sound weird but it almost feels like sometimes I have TOO MUCH flex!

I decided to not put my rear sway bar back on during the build, especially with the rear tri-link is pretty much a completely custom install with some serious fabrication to make it work with the Dana 60. the rig will will pretty much walk over any big rock obstacles BUT on hills with any significant camber I really find myself leaning way past my comfort zone...

SO I am opening it up here...should I put the rear sway bar back on? Will I see any improvement?
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:04 AM   #2
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look at an antirock for the rear...

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Definitely keep the rear antiswaybar. While leaf spring suspensions do fine without antiswaybars, coil spring suspensions (which are inherently unstable) do not. Better is some form of antiswaybar up front too like Currie's Antirock. John Currie won the US National ARCA rock crawling championship and then together with Gerald Lee of Savvy Offroad, won the last two years of the Modified EMC class at King of the Hammers race/rock crawl event (toughest in North America) running f/r Antirock antiswaybars.

So even the hardcore rock crawlers & racers running coil spring TJs in championship-level events run some form of front & rear antiswaybar.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:49 AM   #4
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Your rig is far from 'bulletproof' if your suspension isn't properly controlled. You need front and rear torsion bars.
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Excellent advice. Thanks guys.
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...You need front and rear torsion bars.
So does your rig also have panhard bars & trailing arms instead of track bars and control arms?
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So does your rig also have panhard bars & trailing arms instead of track bars and control arms?
Lmao. How bout triangulated 4 link
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No track bars in the rear.
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No track bars in the rear.
Now before someone throws a fit about that, he has a triangulated rear axle.
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Now before someone throws a fit about that, he has a triangulated rear axle.
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That is correct. I will post pictures of it later tonight.
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Jerry is right, You'll appreciate the travel that your suspension has if you run a bar in the rear. I personally don't, and my set up is balanced perfectly but if I did it over again or built a buggy I would use some form of anti-sway both front and rear.
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bigbenedetti, here's a pic of the rear antiswaybar used in Currie's Fireant TJ he used to win the overall ARCA Rockcrawling series championship I mentioned. He had the same thing up front. He used a similar Antirock antiswaybar setup, front and rear, in his Jeep he used to win the EMC class the last two years of the King of the Hammers race/rockcrawling event. Front and rear Antirock antiswaybars are the norm for such high-level events, only the clueless (whose post that comment was aimed at was just deleted by mods) would be surprised at their use.

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Old 07-04-2013, 10:26 AM   #16
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Thank you Jerry!! That is really cool. I really appreciate this. I knew my ride didn't feel right and I will definitely start in this direction. After spending so much money it was discouraging to experience such anxiety driving it.
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What kind of slider is that on ur rear diff I'm looking to try to get something similar for my d44
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It came bolted on the complete G2 Dana 60. It is specifically for this axle. I just don't know if it is an after market item or available for the D44.
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It came bolted on the complete G2 Dana 60. It is specifically for this axle. I just don't know if it is an after market item or available for the D44.
O ok dang I been looking for something just like that.may have to make me one
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So does your rig also have panhard bars & trailing arms instead of track bars and control arms?
You do realize anti-sway bars such as the Currie AR operate in a torsional manner, right? They're torsion bars.
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You do realize anti-sway bars such as the Currie AR operate in a torsional manner, right? They're torsion bars.
Of course, I was just jabbing you on using such a formal name for what we normally just refer to as antiswaybars or Antirocks.
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I decided to not put my rear sway bar back on during the build, especially with the rear tri-link is pretty much a completely custom install with some serious fabrication to make it work with the Dana 60. the rig will will pretty much walk over any big rock obstacles BUT on hills with any significant camber I really find myself leaning way past my comfort zone...
I have a 97 TJ for which I am considering a Dana 60 and RE tri link. I would be very interested in seeing and hearing about the fabrication you did to make it work.

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