Can I take off both, or should I just take off one or the other? Am I still gonna be stable on pavement at 60+ MPH...interstate...etc.??? I know people usually take off either the swaybar or the trac bars, but if I take off both, I just want to make sure thats safe. Thanks in advance guys. Oh, btw, it's a 90 4cyl wrangler.
12-25-2008 11:39 PM
If you hunt around here long enough you are going to find postings on this very subject with opinions supporting each case. Personally for me, my YJ, and my driving style, I prefer to have the front away bar connected. I pulled the rear trak bar when I installed a RE lift kit. I put their front sway bar disco's on and quickly swapped out to some JKS ones.
12-25-2008 11:47 PM
With stock suspension, I'm not gonna rip my brakelines apart or anything though right? I mean, I know it's not gonna flex like it's on the front of a magazine, but it will definately get more flex with no trac bars or front swaybar right. I'm a very safe driver too...lol. Been driving for 13 years and not a wreck that was my fault yet...knock on wood...lol. My main concern is highway driving, it's not gonna like, get sideways for no reason and just go nuts or anything is it?
12-26-2008 12:19 AM
get swaybar discos and leave the front swaybar connected when on the road...make sure your leaf spring bolts and ubolts are all tight and then ditch the track bars...not having a swaybar will give you more body roll and less stablility on road but i ran my tj with no front swaybar connected for a long time while dding it and never wrecked it
12-26-2008 10:37 AM
hiway drives can be dangerous with no track or sway bars and deadly with out both. esspecialy if its a dd. i just got my new disco's and teloscoping track bar. i love them. postin pics up of the flex difference in a few days.
12-26-2008 10:39 AM
^^^I have the sway bar on yet but took the trac bars off. I drive 65 everyday to work and it tracks the same. I would have to respectfully disagree withe the deadly part.
12-26-2008 10:42 AM
see you rely heavely on your leafs to keep your axle centered.
12-26-2008 10:43 AM
So did the CJ. They didn't have any probs.
12-26-2008 10:47 AM
ah the subject can get really heated, let us all argue. i say keep them on get disconnects. i can tell the clear difference between my rear and front axle. the rear is free float (no shock to) and the front is solid sway bar, track bar, shocks. the rear flexes side to side a lot on the high way. its like a tv with 60 and 120hz you probaly wont be ale to tell the difference unless you accually have a base to compair to.
12-26-2008 11:16 AM
Haven't had either on mine for years and it's my DD with multi state trips under it's tires. No issue here. Even had someone bump a tire when I was doing 70mph that shot me into a median strip. Let off the gas and settled down the fishtail action. No worries here.
12-26-2008 12:46 PM
i do not have both and it is a dd it is not to bad keep the front trac bars but take off the rear one off
12-26-2008 01:12 PM
I think its just what you are comfortable with.. Try both and see for yourself
I ran no trac or sway bars with stock springs and made a couple of drives from Eastern Nebraska to Wyoming. Never had any problems or felt unstable.
12-26-2008 09:50 PM
Cool, thanks guys for all the input on this. I think I'll take both off and see how it drives. If I get a bad feeling about it, I'll put it all back on. We'll see. I'm sure all jeeps are different too. To each his own.
12-28-2008 10:20 PM
i am on 35"s and a 4 inch lift with a 4" body lift to. i am really top heavy so. i could see how it would be much better on a jeep with smaller tires and less of a lift.