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Old 03-01-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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sway bar rubbing

the bolt that goes through the sway bar link is rubbing on the frame. has any one experienced this. jeep does have a 4 inch lift on it.

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Old 03-01-2011, 01:37 PM   #2
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take the swaybar off, seriously.... i have a 4 inch lift and i run everyday without it. i love it. just disconnect it first and run a week or to without it. you really dont need it.....

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You DO need your sway bar. It is there for a reason. It is fine to disconnect offroad, but it is not stable enough to run on the road disconnected all of the time.

From the sound of things, your sway bar bushings just need replaced.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:43 PM   #4
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yeah i was thinking that. the sway bar itself slide over and the bolt on driver side is rubbing.i could get a pry bar and move it back but slides right back to the frame
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yeah i was thinking that. the sway bar itself slide over and the bolt on driver side is rubbing.i could get a pry bar and move it back but slides right back to the frame
I had the same issue with my sway bar when I first bought it. You can either buy new bushings, or shaft collars. Both will probably run you close to the same price.
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well funny thing, i drive 100 miles everyday at 75mph to and from work on the interstate for goin on 3 years, no problems????? so y do i NEED a swaybar again?
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well funny thing, i drive 100 miles everyday at 75mph to and from work on the interstate for goin on 3 years, no problems????? so y do i NEED a swaybar again?
Funny thing is, just because you do it doesn't make it the right thing to do. Sway bars reduce body roll. If you are ever faced with a situation where you have to make a sudden movement without being connected, you could be faced with something that might not have occurred if you were just connected. But sometimes there is no convincing others...
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:14 PM   #8
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keep the sway bar. its an easy fix:
Jeep Swaybar Shifting Over Fix
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:47 PM   #9
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well funny thing, i drive 100 miles everyday at 75mph to and from work on the interstate for goin on 3 years, no problems????? so y do i NEED a swaybar again?
Another thing too is if you cause an accident from rolling over on the freeway trying to dodge an object, you could be charged big time for failure to keep your equipment in properly working order. If it came from the factory with it, it's there for a reason.
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I had the same issue with my sway bar when I first bought it. You can either buy new bushings, or shaft collars. Both will probably run you close to the same price.
X2 on the bushings... Just because they look good doesn't mean they are I replaced mine with greasable bushings and the swaybar hasn't shifted laterally since the repair. Collars are a good second choice, and you should search for 33mm shaft collars (I think...) for a good two piece set. If funds are really limited, you could try using hose clamps to see if they'll work for you...
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i read the fix, would it be better to buy the anti rock system? would rather spend the money for a good fix instead of a quicky. pretty much the sway bar bushings are shot and need to be replace. ill look at them tomorrow and see if they look bad. might as well just change them. thanks guys
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i read the fix, would it be better to buy the anti rock system? would rather spend the money for a good fix instead of a quicky. pretty much the sway bar bushings are shot and need to be replace. ill look at them tomorrow and see if they look bad. might as well just change them. thanks guys
Antirock would be awesome, if you can pay the coin. Replacing the bushings though is ok as well...and substantially cheaper You are looking at 350 for the antirock, or 15-20 for new bushings...either are good solutions.
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would i need new bushing with the anti rock system or do they come with it?
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would i need new bushing with the anti rock system or do they come with it?
The antirock is a completely different set up. It connects to the jeep through that large hole behind your bumper, rather than bolting to the top of the frame rails. One of the nicest things about the antirock is that you can adjust how much body roll it allows. You can set it up to be stiffer or softer. Also, you never have to disconnect your sway bar when off road...the antirock will allow you to flex without ever disconnecting.
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i did a quick search on them and i see how it moves to the holes behind the bumper. currie has 2 different ones. the only different is that the more expensive one has aluminum arms. i dont do offroad alot since i got my jeep right before winter. its a daily driver also.
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If you don't do alot of off-roading there is no need to buy the Antirock setup.
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A quick and easy fix - the sway can "walk" back and forth, there's nothing that keeps it centered.
Sit on the floor - put your feet on the sway bar opposite side from where it's hitting. Give it a shove till it's centered again. Easy, fast, and not expensive at all.

You can keep it centered by putting a couple of hose clamps around it next to the bushings.
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I took a 1" pvc pipe and split it in half and used 2 hose clamps on each side and it been that way for over 2 years and nobody knows until now that I did it that way
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My 0.02$

If you sway bar bolt is hitting the frame on one side I can almost guarantee that you axle is not centered 100%.

I had this problem with my 3" lift.

An adjustable front trackbar to center the front axle fixed the problem for me - the sway bar has not moved an inch since..

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