|04-24-2011 04:29 PM|
|BlackedOutYJ||I'm gonna give this a shot. I guess worst case I can put them back on. And ya my bushings are in great shape but when I bought 1" lift shackles I bought all new bushings before I checked mine and spent an extra $50 I didn't have to because mine were perfect. |
|04-24-2011 04:15 PM|
|04-24-2011 03:39 PM|
|04-24-2011 01:06 PM|
|NewYJOwner||No Track Bars or front Sway Bar on mine and no issues. When running 70 on the freeway, I get just the slightest vibration with my 33/12.5' BFG A/T's but I think it's a balancing issue.|
|04-24-2011 11:50 AM|
|chensley||Is it a bad ideal to remove the track bars if your leaf springs are essentially flat as glass? I want to remove mine, but my springs are shot and I'm afraid of axle wrap.|
|04-24-2011 10:02 AM|
|jakec||sounds like its setup pretty good man. and since you got a tow rig who cares how it does on the street! i still have to drive mine everywhere.|
|04-24-2011 09:54 AM|
|Irongrave||Between the pitbulls, the very flexy flipped BDS springs (2in front wheel base stretch), little too much shackle lift, long travel shocks and a few other things all contribute to the DW. But thats why i have a Ram so i can pull the jeep to trails (nothing local anyway)|
|04-24-2011 09:30 AM|
|jakec||i dont have either tracbar or the swaybar and im good on the road. i drive interstate 15 miles a day and no problems at all. irongrave i wonder if those bias pitbulls are the reason for the bad wobble. if all your other components are in good shape that is. ive had a couple buddies of mine run those tires and on the road they made their whole jeep shake bad. one buddy was running them on a 3/4 ton ford and they did it to him too. in the dirt those tires are sweet though. and they look badass.|
|04-24-2011 01:40 AM|
|Mitchness||There's nothing wrong with running 33s, but it's a bit overkill to run that much lift for that size tire. 4" woulda been plenty. Unless you have grand plans of running 37s down the road.|
|04-24-2011 01:36 AM|
|BlackedOutYJ||Because my sissy 4 banger can barely pull 33s. It's not yet geared properly.|
|04-24-2011 01:33 AM|
Secondly, remove both your track bars, not just the front. They're both leaf sprung axles, so there's not much sense in removing only the one. If you're worried about body roll on the street leave the sway bar on, but I'll ask you what I ask every other YJer that asks this question. Did you buy a Jeep or a Corvette? Drive it like what it is and you'll have no problems.
Death wobble comes from ill-maintained components (or a massive amount of shackle lift). If you get DW after taking the track bars off your tie rod ends and/or your ball joints should be serviced and aligned.
|04-23-2011 11:04 PM|
|crafty||No track or sway bars here either. Running 35 BFG KM2's with SOA setup. This is my daily driver and has done many road trips. Try it and see how it feels to ya. Death wobble? Check everything over, something else is going on. Maybe a hub going or a bad hime joint? I don't even run a steering stabilizer shock anymore.|
|04-23-2011 11:00 PM|
|BlackedOutYJ||Ya that's what I figured I'd try. Just removing it and seeing if I liked it. Just worried about the safety issue of rolling it since I have 33s and 7" of lift|
|04-23-2011 10:42 PM|
I run without the front or rear track bar and the sway bar has also been removed. I don't have any problems with death wobble. I run 31" MT tires on 15X8 rims. The flex is great without the track bars or sway installed. I do get a bit more body roll in a turn, but I have learned to work with that.
I say take them off and see if you like it. If it is not for you, simply reinstall them.
|04-23-2011 10:27 PM|
|04-23-2011 10:23 PM|
|Irongrave||mine is gone it has a good bit more flex off road but i also dont have a sway bar. that being said with the 33 13.5s bias ply pit bulls i get death wobble about 35mph if you drive your rig on the street look into the JKS telescoping track bar so you will still have flex on the trails and street manners on paved roads|
|04-23-2011 10:19 PM|
Removing the front trackbar
Has anyone removed their front track bar to gain more flex? Is this a bad idea or unsafe? Looking to gain a little more flex. Please let me know your input!