Glad to know that I'm not going crazy! - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Discussion Forums > Off-Topic

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 10-22-2009, 01:46 PM   #1
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Jp90Talon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 3,139
Glad to know that I'm not going crazy!

Well at least crazier.

Ever since my trip up to Vt last weekend my jeep just hasn't felt quite right. Kinda felt loose and floaty. I just figured it was all in my head. Well today I took a second to look in the wheel wells and found the culprit. Somehow I managed to snap the passenger side sway bar link. The ball just popped right out of the joint. No clue when this could have happen. There is def a noticable dif driving highway speeds and corners with it off.

I'm not overly concerned since I already have a set of JKS quicker discos sitting in my living room waiting to go on. I am just glad I wasn't going nuts!

Jp90Talon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
jdhallissey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Gurnee,IL
Posts: 5,104
Send a message via AIM to jdhallissey
haha you own a jeep your going nuts. To be honest I took my sway bar out on my 97. Doesn't bother me one bit.

__________________
Know nothing SPEAK on everything

Quote:
Originally Posted by ccain View Post
Isn't the JK just a rebodied PT Cruiser?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by coyote_94yj
Just a few more inches Red. You can take it.


If you haven't gotten more out of the insurance company than you deserve, then you haven't screwed them nearly as much as they have been screwing you for the past xx years.
jdhallissey is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 01:51 PM   #3
Wrecktrician
 
4point's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Sierra
Posts: 7,351
It really makes a difference in the way it handles. I drive twisty mountain roads every day and when I play lazy at the end of trail and don't reconnect the links it makes for a tippy ride.
__________________
Just getting to work is an adventure.
4point is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 02:05 PM   #4
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Jp90Talon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 3,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdhallissey View Post
haha you own a jeep your going nuts. To be honest I took my sway bar out on my 97. Doesn't bother me one bit.
I drive >100 miles a day and much is windy backroads and highway. There is enough a diference that you get a little nervous when it feels like you are going to tip or bounce around.
Jp90Talon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 02:07 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
nicolas-eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 5,892
Send a message via ICQ to nicolas-eric Send a message via AIM to nicolas-eric Send a message via MSN to nicolas-eric Send a message via Yahoo to nicolas-eric
Without the front swaybar itīs dangerous IMO. Especially at higher stpeeds +60 mph.
nicolas-eric is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 02:09 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
jdhallissey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Gurnee,IL
Posts: 5,104
Send a message via AIM to jdhallissey
I have gotten it up to 75 and it was stable. I normally don't go much above 60 anyways. I have never felt a problem with it.
Ohh I drive it in windy conditions-- Chicago. My butt hole pucker comes on a lot later then most while driving. Maybe with the 4.0l and the torque of the motor make it feel much worse. I can rev the 2.5l to the moon and the truck doesn't even rock.
__________________
Know nothing SPEAK on everything

Quote:
Originally Posted by ccain View Post
Isn't the JK just a rebodied PT Cruiser?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by coyote_94yj
Just a few more inches Red. You can take it.


If you haven't gotten more out of the insurance company than you deserve, then you haven't screwed them nearly as much as they have been screwing you for the past xx years.
jdhallissey is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 02:21 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
nicolas-eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 5,892
Send a message via ICQ to nicolas-eric Send a message via AIM to nicolas-eric Send a message via MSN to nicolas-eric Send a message via Yahoo to nicolas-eric
If you hav eto get out of the way of something in an emergency your Jeep will roll because of the missing sway bar.
nicolas-eric is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 02:35 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
jdhallissey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Gurnee,IL
Posts: 5,104
Send a message via AIM to jdhallissey
^ already the emergency stop while swerving to miss a lady who cut in-front of me. Truck did alright but again I don't have the speed limits you have or the rest of the country either. IL well most of it is 50 or 55.
__________________
Know nothing SPEAK on everything

Quote:
Originally Posted by ccain View Post
Isn't the JK just a rebodied PT Cruiser?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by coyote_94yj
Just a few more inches Red. You can take it.


If you haven't gotten more out of the insurance company than you deserve, then you haven't screwed them nearly as much as they have been screwing you for the past xx years.
jdhallissey is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 02:40 PM   #9
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Jp90Talon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 3,139
Funny you mention that. I was just on the highway and nearly had to lock up my brakes due to an idiot in a mini cooper not paying attention in a construction zone. I was only going 55-60 and on a slight turn. When I hit the brakes the jeep started rocking like hell. It felt pretty hairy. This could also be do to the fact that I only have 1 sway bar attached and the other essentially gone.
Jp90Talon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 02:42 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
jdhallissey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Gurnee,IL
Posts: 5,104
Send a message via AIM to jdhallissey
^ that is why I took mine completely off. I had one side broken and the other not broken. Felt really weird. The sway bar actually shifted all the way to one side and the bushings went bad. So I just took the entire assembly off. Felt much better after that and doesn't bother me.
__________________
Know nothing SPEAK on everything

Quote:
Originally Posted by ccain View Post
Isn't the JK just a rebodied PT Cruiser?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by coyote_94yj
Just a few more inches Red. You can take it.


If you haven't gotten more out of the insurance company than you deserve, then you haven't screwed them nearly as much as they have been screwing you for the past xx years.
jdhallissey is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 02:59 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
nicolas-eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 5,892
Send a message via ICQ to nicolas-eric Send a message via AIM to nicolas-eric Send a message via MSN to nicolas-eric Send a message via Yahoo to nicolas-eric
@ jdhallissey:

Pleas re-install your sway bar and some discos and live a long and safe life.



With 2" lift and 32s it was still ok without the swaybar. But now with 5" and 2" BL and 35s it handles really bad without it.
nicolas-eric is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 04:58 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
ExDementia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,221
Agreed^ I had my swaybars for a few weeks because I lost a bolt

I had to swerve out of the way when a civic came into my lane on the freeway, it was the scariest thing I've done so far. It really freaked me out, and made me realize just how much a crash at 70 would suck... I kept picturing my arm going out the large window of a half door and getting trapped under the jeep as it rolled.

To me its not worth it just because I was too lazy to go to home depot and get a new bolt.


I mean jesus, my jeep wavers around in my lane when I pass a semi...
__________________
1991 XJ Cherokee, 4.0, AW4, NP-242, SYE
HP D30, Rusty's axle truss, Currie HD steering, diff. slider
C8.25, Powertrax locker
4.5" RE up front and Rough Country out back
33" BFG A/T's 15" soft 8's
Suspension seats, rock sliders, plated rear corner panels,
trimmed fenders, CB, exhaust, lights, remote locks and start, etc.
Past jeeps:97 TJ, 99 TJ

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop View Post
In video games, the bad guy's bullets travel much slower than the good guy's bullets.
ExDementia is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 08:39 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
csamn2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Peterson AFB CO
Posts: 1,911
Send a message via AIM to csamn2007
I heard you can take off your trackbar and be ok is this true?
__________________
2000 Wrangler Sport
2 in Procomp SL 1 in BL
33 in Procomp MTs
csamn2007 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 08:45 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
Sb5551's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Philadelphia
Posts: 2,077
No No, Do not do that.

That will cause serious damage because there will be nothing to stop the axle from going back and forth. If you go to a tri-link suspension setup you can remove it, but not on a stock suspension setup.
__________________
No more jeep for now
But I have free kandy and kittens in the back of my van


Sb5551 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 08:46 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
csamn2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Peterson AFB CO
Posts: 1,911
Send a message via AIM to csamn2007
Ok good, i didnt plan on it. Just one of those things i heard. Im going to buy myself an adjustable trackbar.
__________________
2000 Wrangler Sport
2 in Procomp SL 1 in BL
33 in Procomp MTs
csamn2007 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-22-2009, 08:48 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
Sb5551's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Philadelphia
Posts: 2,077
Wow, you responded really quick.

__________________
No more jeep for now
But I have free kandy and kittens in the back of my van


Sb5551 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:
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
Xtreme 4x4 is crazy njatrtljp Off-Topic 47 09-29-2009 08:34 AM
These people are crazy jeep41 Off-Topic 26 08-26-2009 11:02 PM
Glad to be here!! BoomerJeep WF New Member Check In 10 12-09-2007 07:50 PM
Crazy Guy wheelin the Poop Out of his Rig. stinger124 Off-Topic 5 12-06-2007 07:47 PM
Am I Crazy? Levinoss Off-Topic 3 09-13-2007 05:37 AM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 AM.



JeepŪ, 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