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Michigan jeeper 05-06-2013 06:43 PM

Removing trac bars
 
How do I go about doing this? Where exactly is the front one? The rear is already gone but I wan to take them off so I can flex! Pictures?

Willybusmc 05-06-2013 07:03 PM

In my 95, I need a t55 torx and an 18mm to get the front ones off. I don't have a picture right now but it's attached to the front axle on the opposite end as the diff, and goes diagonally up to the other side of the frame

Michigan jeeper 05-06-2013 07:09 PM

Ok can you get a picture because I want to make sure I'm taking the right one off haha

Billmummey 05-06-2013 07:44 PM

Why would you want to remove the Trac bar? From what I can see the away bar is the only thing that limits the flex..am I wrong about this?

Michigan jeeper 05-06-2013 07:49 PM

I've heard many people talking about removing trac bars and saying they like it a lot more and gives them pre flex and also i am going to get quick discos on the sway bars soon too!

Billmummey 05-06-2013 08:12 PM

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Well the Trac bar is easy to find.... Right above the shock for the steering stabilizer there is a long bar that is attached to the front end and on the passenger side and goes up at an angle all the way to the frame on the drivers side right next to the pitman arm

Billmummey 05-06-2013 08:13 PM

I also have quick disconnects for the away bar and I just leave them off

jokerchief462 05-06-2013 08:29 PM

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:rofl::rofl::rofl: That's all

Michigan jeeper 05-06-2013 09:42 PM

Thank you! Dose it flex more with the sway arms off and the trac bars gone?

AllMudd 05-06-2013 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Michigan jeeper (Post 3726478)
How do I go about doing this? Where exactly is the front one? The rear is already gone but I wan to take them off so I can flex! Pictures?

I feel that every week someone asks about this. I took mine off but yes you need a Torx socket I do believe its 55 and I used a 7/8" wrench. But here is some photos:

Front driver side followed by front passenger side. Then rear drivers and rear passenger. And as far as the sway bar that's also up to the driver. I suggest disconnect it and drive around then decide to remove it or keep it.

Michigan jeeper 05-06-2013 11:09 PM

Are you running it without sway bars? Mine is a daily driver so I don't know does it get a lot of body roll? And is it tipy on road around corners? I don't do really much hardcore wheeling but want to get some flex out of it are quicker discos a better idea?

Billmummey 05-06-2013 11:15 PM

I don't get really any more body roll or atleast it's not noticeable to me while I'm driving...my springs are pretty stiff though, if you don't like the amount of body roll you have them quick disconnects are the way to go.... I know I gotten flex with out the away bar hooked up but I'm curious how much more I could get with no Trac bar

Jpond53 05-06-2013 11:22 PM

There's a pretty good thread on here about the track bar stuff...tells you everything you need to know and what all the advantages are and all the disadvantages. Just go to good and type in something like jeep track bar removal or something...its not very difficult!

Michigan jeeper 05-07-2013 10:44 AM

Ok thanks I might take my trac bar off today and try it out

Xpress 05-07-2013 10:47 AM

Trac and Track Bars are 2 totally different things.

Trac is short for Traction Bar. This is a bar that runs parallel to the Jeep and prevent the rear axle from twisting under heavy acceleration.

A Track Bar, or Panhard Bar, runs perpendicular to the frame, or parallel to the axle, and prevents left to right movement of the axle.

Track Bars are useless on leaf springs. They bind up the leafs, due to how they flex.

Traction Bars are highly useful, especially on SOA Jeeps with bigger powerplants.

Jerricho 05-07-2013 10:57 AM

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.

Michigan jeeper 05-07-2013 01:06 PM

So should I take the track bars off?

Jerricho 05-07-2013 03:13 PM

Definately!

1st87yj 05-07-2013 07:08 PM

REMOVE the track bars. Will ride much smoother, especially when angling up driveway approaches for example.

Jpond53 05-07-2013 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerricho (Post 3729185)
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.

Billmummey 05-07-2013 09:07 PM

Just looked... Lucky me my rear has already been taken out by previous owner

AllMudd 05-07-2013 10:11 PM

Guess I was lucky then. All I needed was a little muscle and mine came right off!

Lil_town 05-08-2013 01:55 AM

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?

Michigan jeeper 05-08-2013 10:49 PM

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

Cole Noah 05-09-2013 09:28 AM

Liquid wrench really helped me get mine off

Michigan jeeper 05-09-2013 09:57 AM

Ok I'll try some of that on them!

Cole Noah 05-09-2013 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Michigan jeeper (Post 3737032)
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

Oran1987 05-09-2013 02:14 PM

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Might be a tad late on this but, hope the picture helps. ( not a yj but gives basic idea)

Michigan jeeper 05-09-2013 09:28 PM

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?

Cole Noah 05-09-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Michigan jeeper (Post 3739450)
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


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