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Old 08-06-2010, 03:28 AM   #1
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Removing front sway bar???

So I heard that on the early wranglers you can just remove the front sway bar all together because the leaf springs would keep everything in ckeck? Is this true or should I just keep with the sway bar disconnects?

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Sway bar no.. you want that for on the road, disconnect for offroad.. however you can remove the trac bar(s). But keep it around incase you don't like how it handles.

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You will probably get about a 50/50 like or dislike for removing the way bars. Some have done it and think it is great. I have driven with mine disconnected and the ride is not too bad, but the body roll is increased quite a bit. I keep mine on most of the time and disconnect at the trail head.

I agree with 4Jeepn, toss the track bars as you really don't need them for your Jeep to drive safetly.

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if playing in the mud is on the docket would you disconnect the sway bar?
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I'm thinking that unless your gonna get vertical on the rocks your not gonna need to disconnect the sway bar. Sound right to anyone else?
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if playing in the mud is on the docket would you disconnect the sway bar?
Depends, is it more of a big mud pit, or something with ruts, where you need to have the flex?
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:31 PM   #7
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i noticed less difference ditching the sway bar than i did ditching the track bar fwiw. they're both long gone now though
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Probally more of just a big mud pit but maybe some flexing, but i just noticed this is for a yj i have a tj would that matter?
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Probally more of just a big mud pit but maybe some flexing, but i just noticed this is for a yj i have a tj would that matter?
TJ: sway disco is a good thing.
TJ : track bar remove: bad thing
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Thanks 4jeepn ill give it a go
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I took my front and rear sway bars off my YJ with no problems didnt notice anything different on the highway. heck of a difference off road.

How much of a lift do you have and how much BL do you have - that will play into how bad the roll is. less lift and no BL you'll probably not notice anything.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:47 PM   #12
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NOOB q here... whats BL? And is there only a track bar in the rear? or is there one up front?
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BL is Body Lift. Your Jeep would have came from the factory with both front and rear track bars.

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Disconnecting the "sway bar" links is an every day thing with the friends I go wheeling with - right along with airing down your tires. Only on trails. You reconnect those links for road use and air back up.

There's *NO way* I'd disconnect the "Trac-Bar."

The "Trac-Bar" is what keeps the wheels/tires going in a strait line! If you take the Trac-Bar out, your wheels will go whatever direction they want - one wheel pointing to where you want to go, and the other wheel to "who knows" wherever.

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Actually FNjeep, the track bar is different from the steering linkages that you illustrate. The track bar attaches to the front to the Jeep on the frame on the drivers side, then reaches across to the axle on the passanger side. It was required by government safety standards to help control body roll. The CJ Jeeps never had them installed. The track bars were introduced in 1987 Wrangler with the YJ model.

On a TJ Wrangler, yes, you must keep the track bar installed since the axle is held in place by linkages that attach to the frame behind the front axle going to the axle. The track bar is what "tracks" the axle to stay under the vehicle.

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