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Old 01-30-2014, 11:14 PM   #31
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A few days after I brought it home I had to take advantage of the Beautiful weather outside .

So the obvious thing to do was Detail the Jeep, Wash, Claybar, Buff the paint , Then to remove the Hardtop and Doors. Once that was done it was time to work on the interior a little. I had replaced the stock shift knobs with the ones I had in my last YJ, Rewired the head unit so it worked, I had also installed my son's car seat so he could enjoy the Jeep with me . After I was finished with that I went back to working on the exterior and Bedlined the T-case skid, Frame, Front bumper, Rear crossmember, and Hitch. Then on to the Underside I Relocated that useless government mandated BS like Trackbars and Swaybars into the Trash can

After I was done doing my projects my buddy came over to check out "The Smurf" We started talking about the running issue so we popped the hood and started to tinker with the carb. We had found a broken Vacuum line under the carb. So we took some extra line off another hose and cut a small piece to install on the bad line. After that it wanted to idle but the Idle set screw was set to like 300 rpm so it died. Tyler had started it up and I had adjusted the screw a little and have it Idling at 750-800 rpm and it runs on its own now. But it has a slight stumble while Idling but when driving its smooth as silk so I am sure the timing is off. I'll address that over the weekend.



Can I pick your brain real quick? Can you elaborate on the removal and disposal of the trackbars and swaybar? I will be reinstalling my axles next week when my lift kit shows up and my frame is painted up. I assumed I would paint and reinstall the track and swaybars. In the very little research I did, I believe I found that the trackbars keep the axles centered, which I believe would take shear loading off of the leafs. The swaybar bolts to the frame, so I guess that is a vertical loading cushion? I figured out the use of the swaybar quick discos for articulation, and was figuring on going with those in the future, but do not need to order them now, they are not necessary to get my rig back on the road, (89 YJ). So what's the deal? Can I just leave these bars off for some kind of gain? What would I be gaining? What would I be losing? What would I be risking? Thanks a lot. Your post is the first I have heard of this, so excuse my ignorance. Thanks again!

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Can I pick your brain real quick? Can you elaborate on the removal and disposal of the trackbars and swaybar? I will be reinstalling my axles next week when my lift kit shows up and my frame is painted up. I assumed I would paint and reinstall the track and swaybars. In the very little research I did, I believe I found that the trackbars keep the axles centered, which I believe would take shear loading off of the leafs. The swaybar bolts to the frame, so I guess that is a vertical loading cushion? I figured out the use of the swaybar quick discos for articulation, and was figuring on going with those in the future, but do not need to order them now, they are not necessary to get my rig back on the road, (89 YJ). So what's the deal? Can I just leave these bars off for some kind of gain? What would I be gaining? What would I be losing? What would I be risking? Thanks a lot. Your post is the first I have heard of this, so excuse my ignorance. Thanks again!
I never ran swaybars on my 95 YJ and It was lifted anywhere from 3.5"-7" over that period of time, I just drove it like a Jeep and took turns slow Swaybar inhibits wheel travel Trackbars are not needed on leaf sprung vehicles they inhibit travel of the suspension and leafsprings keep the axles centered if you remove trackbars the jeep will ride much much smoother. So what you'll gain is a more plush ride and better wheel travel offroad since the springs will be able to do their job

In the diagram below you can see in FIGURE A the standard view of the YJ front axle as seen from behind, with a cutaway view of the frame rail above the axle (In this particular picture its shown with a spring over axle setup, however the same applies to spring under axle)

You see the pivoting ends marked 1 and 2 are pivot points, permanently attached to the frame rail, and axle respectively. They do not move.

Looking at FIGURE B you will see when the suspension flexes, the leaf springs can only travel up (compress) or down (droop). In this example I show the trac bar mounted on the frame (1) and show what arc the trac bar will travel in, the pivot point being the center of point 1. You see that in a perfect arc, pivot point 2 cannot stay mounted to the axle at the CAD housing, however being that pivot point 2 IS cast into the housing it cannot move as suggested in the example, and has to stay mounted at the top of the CAD housing. This is why your suspension will bind and not function as any other leaf sprung axle not made by Jeep intended the suspension type to cycle.

The trac bar when following its normal arc will only allow the suspension to droop or compress so far before it becomes the limiting factor, and must then pull the frame rail to compensate.

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Old 02-04-2014, 10:09 AM   #33
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We got a little lake effect snow last night

My refund check is due to arrive tomorrow so it probably won't register at the bank until Thursday. Once it hits I'll be ordering my lift

(4.5 rough country with the military wrap springs ) and a bestop supertop. When the top comes in I plan on driving about an hour south to trade my hardtop for some 4:10 axles.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:08 PM   #34
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are you going to go out and play in the snow?
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:51 PM   #35
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are you going to go out and play in the snow?
Nope. Watching the kids and can't take a newborn wheeling. That and these tires suck and I can get stuck in 1/2 of snow
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:13 AM   #36
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Ok Guys I ordered the lift a few minutes ago !

It ran me 519.00 shipped from Jeepaddons-Chris That is 30 Cheaper then RC and RC even wanted 65 for shipping it was a no brainer
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:27 AM   #37
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Today I bought some tires off my Neighbor, They are 35x12.50 General Grabber Red Letters mounted on American Racing ATX Slots wheels . He had the tires siped and they have maybe 1,200-1,500 miles on them at most, He discovered his unibody is torn in 2 places so its just sitting . I'll be installing the wheels and tires onto my XJ until I get the D35 swaped out with a 8.8 rear. Until that happens I'll be running the 33" KM2's off my XJ

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Quick preview of things to come. I tried to test fit the 33's to see how the flares would cover them , and see if I could get away running the 33's stock for a week or two. The verdict is since I have to turn and there are bumps in the road that's a big negative !
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Jeep is looking good so far!
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Jeep is looking good so far!
Thanks I can't wait to get it lifted of the 6 other Jeeps I've owned this one has stayed stock height the longest the others were lifted within a week or so . It'll be in the air soon enough. I may build or buy sliders for it soon also.
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tires will make a huge change on how the jeep looks
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:40 PM   #43
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I just ordered some sliders for the YJ. They should arrive between the 11th and 18th of this month.

Tomorrow I'll be ordering my Best top supertop with 2 piece soft doors. Once it's installed

I'll be trading my hardtop for some 4:10 axles and keeping an eye out for a 4:10 8.8 rear to swap in.
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I just ordered some Warrior products Rear corner gaurds with led cutout's , I also ordered a flush mount led reverse light. I'll be reusing my led tails, Before I install them I will be hitting them with some bedliner to get the texture to match the sliders that I ordered last night

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Just ordered my Best Top Supertop in black with tinted windows and 2 Piece soft doors

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Today, I ordered some HID offroad lights for the YJ, Along with some windshield mount brackets. I ordered the 4" lights because they are really a 6" light. ( I learned that with my YJ when I ordered the 7" and they are closer to 9" )
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Today my new windshield was installed I found a not so pleasant Surprise, But I am picking up a new windshield frame in a day or so. Then I'll swap it out with the glass when I install my softop. As the glass guy left brown Santa arrived bearing gifts.
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Fed Ex dropped off some others goodies.

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Here is the YJ parts collection. I am thinking about skipping work tomorrow and dropping the kids off at the babysitters do I can install some armor
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I started to install the rear 1/4 armor today and I can say that warrior products cut the holes for the lights 1/4" too small. I can not get my lights installed which is rather irritating. I don't recommend their armor at all. Now I need to find a led tail that rivits on if I want to use the armor.
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I got it figured out I needed to trim the rubber grommets. Just need to install the lift and soft top.
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Do you like those rocker guards?

I was going to buy these:

Jeep YJ Rocker Guards

but im not sure, the step bar is nice...
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Do you like those rocker guards? I was going to buy these: Jeep YJ Rocker Guards but im not sure, the step bar is nice...
I like them they were not priced bad and the bar sticks out flush with my TJ rubicon flares so like 4" it'll work better as a step then the Psc ones I had on my 95.
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looking good!!!!
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looking good!!!!
Thanks, In a couple of hours I'll be throwing on the lift, Before then I need to trim the front corner of the rear flares so it slides over the tube on the sliders then It'll be done until the soft top goes on. Thats when I'll buy a 4:10 geared front axle and Pick up a 4.10 gear 8.8 rear
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My attempt at installing the lift was a bust my impact gun rated at 350ftlbs did have enough ass to break free the tcase skid bolts , pitman arm, or leafs at the frame do I'll try to get it in my buddy's shop one night this week to use his oxy/ace torch and his impact that puts out 1000ftlbs Until then here she is armored up an on 33's with the RC boomerang shackles that are pretty darn beefy.
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I forgot to post up how beefy the rc shackles are yesterday. And I tried fitting my soft doors today but they don't quite fit with the hardtop installed.
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Looking good man!
Thanks

My offroad lights came in today and since the ballast is internal they won't fit on my windshield brackets I might re drill a hole on the bracket to see of I can get them to work. If not I'll have 2 insanely bright rock lights lol.

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