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05-01-2012 06:31 PM
beardown ha yea! another jeep mystery to go along with the pain in the ass torx bolts!!! why why!
05-01-2012 05:17 PM
Ibuildembig x2, rear doesnt matter unless its rear steering
05-01-2012 04:36 PM
Imped
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Originally Posted by beardown View Post
yj rear leaf and track bar
I guess I should've said "aside from a YJ". I still don't understand why that was the case.
05-01-2012 04:23 PM
2004_Silver_Sport
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Originally Posted by Imped

He's talking front. I've never seen a vehicle with rear leafs and a track bar. Absolutely pointless redundancy and they'd be fighting each other constantly.
Oh ok gotcha. My bad.
05-01-2012 04:23 PM
beardown yj rear leaf and track bar
05-01-2012 04:19 PM
Imped
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Originally Posted by 2004_Silver_Sport View Post
Too add to that IIRC my 2000 Ranger didn't have a track bar in the rear nor do the Silverado's and Sierras
He's talking front. I've never seen a vehicle with rear leafs and a track bar. Absolutely pointless redundancy and they'd be fighting each other constantly.
05-01-2012 04:17 PM
2004_Silver_Sport
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig
67-79 Ford F250/F350, 73-87 Chevy, and 72-93 Dodge 250 350.
Too add to that IIRC my 2000 Ranger didn't have a track bar in the rear nor do the Silverado's and Sierras. Actually now that I think about it a lot of trucks with leafs in the rear don't come with track bars.
05-01-2012 03:30 PM
Ibuildembig 67-79 Ford F250/F350, 73-87 Chevy, and 72-93 Dodge 250 350.
05-01-2012 03:29 PM
beardown is anything stock made with leads and without track bars?
05-01-2012 03:21 PM
Ibuildembig Actually it doesnt limit travel enough to matter, and it does make them drive better. Historically there are alot of vehicle with trackbars and leafs.
05-01-2012 03:16 PM
Imped
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Originally Posted by beardown View Post
why did they put the track bars on yjs anyway?
Because 95% of the owners will never need more than a few inches of suspension travel so the conflicting arcs of the track bar, drag link and leaf springs will never realistically come into play. Plus, it gives the steering box something to directly push against. The difference isn't large, but the steering is a bit less direct on leaf-sprung rigs without a track bar.
05-01-2012 03:06 PM
beardown why did they put the track bars on yjs anyway?
05-01-2012 02:57 PM
Imped
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I would keep them on anything but a yj though
Not sure why you felt so compelled to provide the forum with those two points.....but DUH.

Along with keeping the axle laterally constrained, the front track bar provides the leverage necessary to turn the tires. Without it, the frame will just shift sideways over the axle but the tires won't turn. Additionally, the track bar defines the roll center height which describes how the front end will respond when cornering.

AKA--if you don't have leafs, it's absolutely critical.
05-01-2012 02:53 PM
beardown I would keep them on anything but a yj though
05-01-2012 02:52 PM
beardown they do nothing in yj other thn cut down (a little) on articulation!!, the leafs in yjs do the job of frame to axl
04-22-2012 01:51 AM
50Johnbob The track bar is an important & necessary part of your Jeeps suspension. It provides a connection between the axle housing & the frame to keep the axle centered under the body. Your Jeep also has a rear track bar for the same reason.
04-22-2012 01:32 AM
Regent1723 It prevents your axel from moving side to side
04-22-2012 01:31 AM
TJDave You have both front and rear track bars. They keep the axles centered under the Jeep. TJ's do not have leaf springs to help with that.

Front runs from driver's side frame to passenger side of axle. Rear is the opposite.
04-22-2012 01:02 AM
ReconBubba6
Front Track bar...

Will someone explain to me what a front track bar actually does please...

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