Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum > Lifted '07 JKU Swaybar Question

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Lifted '07 JKU Swaybar Question Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
07-07-2012 10:44 AM
Beastmaster I finally got a chance to crawl under my rig and get a couple of pics. I don't like the look of the driver's side. It looks like have some new sway bar links in my future.
Thanks for all the advice, guys. This forum is awsome!
07-06-2012 03:05 PM
Beastmaster
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel_M View Post
Or Currie Antirocks or Teraflex dual rate sway bar or ORO Swayloc.

-Dan
Aaaarrrrgggg! So many options.

Makes me feel like I'm at the soft drink aisle at the market.
07-06-2012 01:28 PM
Daniel_M Or Currie Antirocks or Teraflex dual rate sway bar or ORO Swayloc.

-Dan
07-06-2012 01:14 PM
Beastmaster
Quote:
Originally Posted by pluke the 2 View Post
Yes. you want your sway bar parallel to the ground +- 5*.

and yes, with a 2.5" lift you should have moved or the old owner should have moved the rears to the front and installed a longer set supplied with the kit generally in the rear.
Thant's what I thought, thanks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel_M View Post
Disconnect when you are wheeling

-Dan
I guess it's time to buy some quick disconnects.
07-06-2012 01:00 PM
Daniel_M Disconnect when you are wheeling

-Dan
07-06-2012 12:59 PM
pluke the 2 the problem with sway bar links being to short is you will bind the sway bar and end up tweaking or bending something whether its the sway bar links or sway bar. typically ive seen the links get taco'd and trashed but i have seen a rubicon blow it's motor up on the trail...
07-06-2012 12:58 PM
pluke the 2 Yes. you want your sway bar parallel to the ground +- 5*.

and yes, with a 2.5" lift you should have moved or the old owner should have moved the rears to the front and installed a longer set supplied with the kit generally in the rear.
07-06-2012 12:54 PM
Beastmaster
Lifted '07 JKU Swaybar Question

I have a Sport Model '07 JK Unlimited I bought used last year. It already had 33" tires and a lift (2.5" I think) that I am coming to find out was done on the cheap. I have a question about my front sway bar. I have searched the forum links and I think I already know the answer to my question but I just need some adult guidance.

As I was doing some minor off-roading the other day, I hit some pretty good bumps and the front end came off the ground a couple of times. After one, I found the steering was "squishey" and felt like there was allot of play. I was only 1/4 mile from home so I limped back. Looking under the front end I found the sway bar had shifted and instead of the sway bar links pointing upward, they were pointing downward and actually rubbing on the tie rod! I jacked the front end and with little difficulty, managed to get the sway bar and links in the proper configuration. Nothing seemed to be damaged.

My question is this: When the PO lifted the Jeep, should he have put longer sway bar links to keep this from happening? (My sway bar is not as horizontal as in the picture below, it bends downward at a slight angle) Is all I need to do is to change out the sway bar links to get the sway bar more horizontal, or is there something more serious at play here?

I've attached a generic picture but I won't be able to get a pic of my rig until tomorrow, if anyone thinks it's necessary.

Thanks in advance for anyone's thoughts.


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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:12 PM.



Jeep®, 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