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05-15-2013 04:31 PM
beardown no reason for track bars on leaf spring vehicle, take em off, it will allow a bit more articulation, the leafs are all you need to hold frame to axl,,,, I would like to see some articulation percentages on yjs with and without tracks... I've heard up to 30% more but kinda skeptical! anyone seen these numbers published?
05-12-2013 08:45 PM
Xpress
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Originally Posted by Hockeygeek21 View Post
Could that have been the culprit?
Worn out suspension and steering components will cause that sloppy feeling when you remove the track bar. The Track Bar is a bandaid.
05-12-2013 07:21 PM
Hockeygeek21
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Originally Posted by Speedy4x4 View Post

You probably have the old bushings as well.
Could that have been the culprit?
05-12-2013 12:23 PM
Speedy4x4
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Originally Posted by Hockeygeek21 View Post
I removed my track bars this weekend and I feel that the handeling when turning was very sloppy.. I eneded up putting them back on. It might be because my leaf springs are the stock ones from 1994 lol
You probably have the old bushings as well.
05-12-2013 11:20 AM
Hockeygeek21 I removed my track bars this weekend and I feel that the handeling when turning was very sloppy.. I eneded up putting them back on. It might be because my leaf springs are the stock ones from 1994 lol
05-11-2013 09:49 AM
Dac7529 [QUOTE=divialips;3743921]so I removed my sway bar completely but left the front track bar. Removing the sway bar helped my ride and flex a lot. After reading your message should I put in a new sway bar that accepts my lift and completely remove the track bar instead?[/QUOTE

Track bars are or were put on the the yjs due to the so claimed roll over issue that cjs have. Basically put in place to satisfy some sort of agency I can't remember the details. However, they also widened the wheel base which in turn reduced the chance
es of a rollover. Ill cut to the chase if your gonna be using it primarily for offroading you want it off. I kept my sway bar on. And if you have a 3 inch or more lift then definitely take it off put the sway back on use some quick disconnects on it. You will not regret it.
05-11-2013 07:31 AM
divialips so I removed my sway bar completely but left the front track bar. Removing the sway bar helped my ride and flex a lot. After reading your message should I put in a new sway bar that accepts my lift and completely remove the track bar instead?
05-11-2013 07:22 AM
Dac7529 Track bars are useless on the yjs as stated in an earlier post this is mostly due to the leaf springs they have 3 points of contact plenty safe. However, my understanding is that this is yj specific if you happen to have a Jeep with coil over springs that also has track. Bars you better disreguard this alteration. Thats just my opinion
05-11-2013 07:19 AM
Dac7529 Track bars are useless on the yjs as stated in an earlier post this is mostly due to the leaf springs they have 3 points of contact plenty safe. However, my understanding is that this is yj specific if you happen to have a Jeep with coil over springs that also has track. Bars you better disreguard this alteration.
05-10-2013 12:41 PM
Lucky2balive I cut the bolt of mine with a grinder, however it did kick back once and sliced my hand... I had to get it stitched

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05-10-2013 09:07 AM
Billmummey I'm glad somebody appreciates my choice of words
05-10-2013 08:47 AM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by Billmummey View Post
I'm quick to blow a nut off and pound out the bolt when it's easily accessible
Sounds kinky.
05-10-2013 08:44 AM
Billmummey I'm quick to blow a nut off and pound out the bolt when it's easily accessible
05-10-2013 07:44 AM
Dirttracker18
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Originally Posted by Billmummey View Post
I love my cutting torches


One of those tools I dont use often but when I need them they are indispensable! I count them up there with my 20 ton press, rarely used but essential when needed.

Next on the list, Plasma cutter
05-09-2013 10:44 PM
Billmummey I love my cutting torches
05-09-2013 10:13 PM
Cole Noah
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Originally Posted by Michigan jeeper View Post
That picture actually really did help but I can't seem to get the bolt connecting it to the Frame lose I soaked it with liquid wrench and still nothing any other ideas I don't have a cut off saw or anything like that just trying to see if there's any old tricks to get old bolts loose?
Did you let it sit for atleast 20 mins? Hit the bolts with a hammer? On mine I used a crescent wrench and a ratchet with a torx head, one on each side of the bold and some good ol elbow grease
05-09-2013 09:28 PM
Michigan jeeper That picture actually really did help but I can't seem to get the bolt connecting it to the Frame lose I soaked it with liquid wrench and still nothing any other ideas I don't have a cut off saw or anything like that just trying to see if there's any old tricks to get old bolts loose?
05-09-2013 02:14 PM
Oran1987 Might be a tad late on this but, hope the picture helps. ( not a yj but gives basic idea)
05-09-2013 10:52 AM
Cole Noah
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Originally Posted by Michigan jeeper View Post
Ok I'll try some of that on them!
Using all the power I could with wrench they wouldn't move, then went to the auto parts store, bought a can of liquid wrench, sprayed it on, hit the bolts a few times with a hammer, lets them sit for a few minutes and then they came right on off. Worked great
05-09-2013 09:57 AM
Michigan jeeper Ok I'll try some of that on them!
05-09-2013 09:28 AM
Cole Noah Liquid wrench really helped me get mine off
05-08-2013 10:49 PM
Michigan jeeper Well I'm gonna have to get some penatrating oil and pull the front on off tomorrow when I get home from school I couldn't get it in bolted where it connects to the frame
05-08-2013 01:55 AM
Lil_town Just pulled mine off today, the first of a few things I'm doing this week, also ball joints, drag link, tie rod ends, steering stabilizer, fluids, and all u joints. also does anyone have a part # for extended brake lines i can get at the local parts store?
05-07-2013 10:11 PM
AllMudd Guess I was lucky then. All I needed was a little muscle and mine came right off!
05-07-2013 09:07 PM
Billmummey Just looked... Lucky me my rear has already been taken out by previous owner
05-07-2013 09:01 PM
Jpond53
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Originally Posted by Jerricho View Post
All this talk of torx bolts, mine were frozen, and I had to cut the bolt heads off with my disk cutter, but even that was not too bad.
My front came out with a little bit of penetrating oil and wrenching for a little bit but my rear only one bolt came out fine and the other one was completely seized up. So I cut it off and it wasn't too bad as well.
05-07-2013 07:08 PM
1st87yj REMOVE the track bars. Will ride much smoother, especially when angling up driveway approaches for example.
05-07-2013 03:13 PM
Jerricho Definately!
05-07-2013 01:06 PM
Michigan jeeper So should I take the track bars off?
05-07-2013 10:57 AM
Jerricho All this talk of torx bolts, mine were frozen, and I had to cut the bolt heads off with my disk cutter, but even that was not too bad.
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