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10-22-2009 08:48 PM
Sb5551 Wow, you responded really quick.
10-22-2009 08:46 PM
csamn2007 Ok good, i didnt plan on it. Just one of those things i heard. Im going to buy myself an adjustable trackbar.
10-22-2009 08:45 PM
Sb5551 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.
10-22-2009 08:39 PM
csamn2007 I heard you can take off your trackbar and be ok is this true?
10-22-2009 04:58 PM
ExDementia 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...
10-22-2009 02:59 PM
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.
10-22-2009 02:42 PM
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.
10-22-2009 02:40 PM
Jp90Talon 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.
10-22-2009 02:35 PM
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.
10-22-2009 02:21 PM
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.
10-22-2009 02:09 PM
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.
10-22-2009 02:07 PM
nicolas-eric Without the front swaybar itīs dangerous IMO. Especially at higher stpeeds +60 mph.
10-22-2009 02:05 PM
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.
10-22-2009 01:51 PM
4point 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.
10-22-2009 01:50 PM
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.
10-22-2009 01:46 PM
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!

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