Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/)
-   TJ General Discussion Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/)
-   -   Front Sway Bar Rusty & Worn (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/front-sway-bar-rusty-and-worn-155791.html)

ednayn 04-24-2012 03:02 PM

Front Sway Bar Rusty & Worn
 
I went to change my front sway bar bushings today and found that the bar is so rusty and worn that even the new bushings are loose. The diameter at the bushing area is probably 1/4 smaller than the rest of the bar. Any ideas for a stock aftermarket supplier and cost?

Bulldogranger 04-24-2012 05:33 PM

I am in the same boat. I don't know how much a replacement bar is but as soon as I get the funds, I'll be putting in the Currie sway bar system to rectify the situation. Plus, the system has new links as well.

Redsand 04-24-2012 05:54 PM

currie antirock

ednayn 04-24-2012 08:21 PM

Well I'm not planning any extreme off-roading with this daily driver but that Currie Antirock looks cool. I called a dealer today. A stock sway bar is $160. Gonna have to live with it as is for now.

tailhole 04-24-2012 08:23 PM

X2. On the antirock, just installed mine this weekend and it's great.
If you want a stock one, swing by the shop I will give you one.
I will never go back to stock

tailhole 04-24-2012 08:28 PM

IMO. I wish I had it when the jeep was still stock.
I would never had thought it would had made the jeep ride so much better

yoopone 04-26-2012 06:19 AM

I bought a stock sway bar on eBay for $25 plus shipping. Lots of used ones available. Mine was rusted and worn so bad the bar just flopped around side to side. It was pretty useless. Bought the Jeep that way.

Muddeprived 04-26-2012 06:59 AM

Salvage yards would be littered with em.

If you are anywhere in the east, check out D A V E Y S J E E P S . C O M - Specializing in Jeeps & Jeep Parts. Request the part and ask for shipping. He'll get back to you if he has any in his yard. I get all my stock parts from him.

KBR97 04-26-2012 07:26 AM

Why go to the dealer? Do you want to pay more?

Go to the junkyard or buy one from a local parts store or online auto parts retailer.

ednayn 05-03-2012 07:04 AM

tailhole deserves the wranglerforum good samaritan award... if there is one ;)
Pay it forward, friends!

UnlimitedLJ04 05-03-2012 07:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ednayn (Post 2299195)
Well I'm not planning any extreme off-roading with this daily driver but that Currie Antirock looks cool. I called a dealer today. A stock sway bar is $160. Gonna have to live with it as is for now.

LOL, around here everybody's answer to any sway bar question is the Currie Anti-Rock.

It's a good product, but for your application a much more functional way to go is significantly cheaper and easier to do in your garage.

Remove the stock sway bar, buy new bushings and new factory style links, use a wire wheel on an angle grinder to clean the rust off, repaint it flat black, and bolt it all back up.

tailhole 05-03-2012 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ednayn
tailhole deserves the wranglerforum good samaritan award... if there is one ;)
Pay it forward, friends!

It's all good dude. I hope it works out for ya.

ednayn 05-04-2012 07:17 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Attachment 119772

There's the old one.

UnlimitedLJ04 05-04-2012 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ednayn (Post 2335816)
Attachment 119772

There's the old one.

20 minutes with a wire wheel or flap disc on an angle grinder and it'll shine like new. paint it black and reinstall.

I used two pieces of 1/4" thick diamond plate steel on my roll cage as gussets. They were sourced from a piece of scrap laying in a pasture under about 18" of grass....and they looked a lot worse than your sway bar. Here's what they looked like after some quality time with a wire wheel...

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...s/DSC01292.jpg

ednayn 05-05-2012 06:06 AM

It wasn't the rust that was so much a problem but it was worn at the bushing area so much, that even new bushings had 1/8" of play. Replaced it with a perfect cond used one - good for another 165k!

UnlimitedLJ04 05-05-2012 07:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ednayn (Post 2336956)
It wasn't the rust that was so much a problem but it was worn at the bushing area so much, that even new bushings had 1/8" of play. Replaced it with a perfect cond used one - good for another 165k!

:thumb:

tailhole 05-05-2012 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ednayn

There's the old one.

Dang. That is rusty.
That other one is in a lot better shape.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 PM.