Rear swaybar necessary? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 12-22-2011, 10:32 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4
Rear swaybar necessary?

Just bought a stock 2003 rubicon, had a noise coming from the rear swaybar end links and removed the swaybar, I heard a rumor the rear coils could pop out under extreme flex...is this true with stock suspension?

White03rubi is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2011, 10:41 PM   #2
Drives by Braille

WF Supporting Member
 
AzTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: For-8-Oh!
Posts: 13,621
Under extreme conditions, yes, they could come unseated and possibly fall out. Think of the rear sway bar as more of a limiting strap than a true sway bar.

AzTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2011, 10:50 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Wrangler06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Roanoke Virginia
Posts: 1,643
my 06 se came stock with out one, i have a 2.5" lift and 31s and never had problems with a coil poppin out and ive flexed it pretty hard...ill be getting one soon though
__________________
Impact Orange 06 Wrangler SE 2.4l 6 speed
OME and Bilsteins, 31x10.50 Kelly Safari Tsr
Magnaflow Exhaust, Rustoleum Lined Tub, Hard Top, Full Doors
Wrangler06 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-24-2011, 08:03 PM   #4
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4
Thank you.
White03rubi is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-24-2011, 08:50 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
BattyBlueCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 228
I don't have one. I'm going to install coil retainers or whatever you call them and see how it goes. My xj came with them for some reason my rubicon didnt.
__________________
Follow my build http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/my-n...bi-125083.html
BattyBlueCB is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-24-2011, 09:05 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Imped's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Indy
Posts: 3,269
With a coil/link suspension, YOU WANT A SWAY BAR ON BOTH ENDS. There's absolutely no debate to the subject.
Imped is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-24-2011, 09:15 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
BattyBlueCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 228
If that's the case I'll have to make up some new mounts at some point. Or find sone after market ones to weld on.
__________________
Follow my build http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/my-n...bi-125083.html
BattyBlueCB is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-25-2011, 07:55 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
BattyBlueCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 228
Imped im not disagreeing but do you care to elaborate? After a few too many beers while I was working on my rear axle I torched the brackets off the axle. My lift kit does not require a rear track bar and for some reason I thought it didn’t require a rear sway bar. So while i was cutting off the rear upper mounts i kinda go carried away. Ill probably just make some new ones out of 2x2 box.
__________________
Follow my build http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/my-n...bi-125083.html
BattyBlueCB is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-25-2011, 10:21 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
Imped's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Indy
Posts: 3,269
To avoid regurgitating information, read:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/rear...bar-98458.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/anti...ml#post1779229

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/anti...ml#post1776922

As for your " 'lift kit' not not requiring a rear track bar", that just means you've got enough triangulation in the uppers to laterally constrain the axle. The rear sway bar has nothing to do with that. Make some new mounts and run the stock bar OR get a rear AntiRock. Due to a couple recent changes, I had to cut my mounts off (had already relocated them once) the axle so I've got a rear AR on the way. It's got a stiffer rate than stock and doesn't require the same mounting setup on the axle tubes. It's not cheap but if you want the best performance and stability, a front and rear AR is the way to go.
Imped is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-28-2011, 05:04 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
BattyBlueCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 228
Thanks imped great reading! For now I'll make new brackets. In the future I'm going AR front and rear.
__________________
Follow my build http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/my-n...bi-125083.html
BattyBlueCB is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-10-2012, 09:12 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
BattyBlueCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 228
Made up some new brackets for now. I will probably go full AR down the road but need to put rear corners and fenders on and build a rear bumper/tire carrier first.





The holes are offset on purpose.

Thanks for the good advice and reading material.

__________________
Follow my build http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/my-n...bi-125083.html
BattyBlueCB is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build sheet TheDoc JK General Discussion Forum 8 10-14-2013 10:12 AM
Does anyone disconnect their rear swaybar El Gringo JK General Discussion Forum 4 09-09-2011 09:01 PM
Rear brake noise oIIIIIIo TJ Tech Forum 1 10-13-2010 10:34 AM
Rear trackbar install problem after 4" lift domano 68 TJ Tech Forum 1 09-12-2010 07:44 PM
Smittybilt Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier Installed! Rogue TJ General Discussion Forum 8 01-07-2009 12:11 AM


logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:56 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC