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Old 03-15-2016, 11:25 PM
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To sway or not to sway

Doing a 4" lift to my 89 YJ. Trying to get sway bar link pin out without any luck, any tips? Some are sawing just take the whole sway bar off? This is my daily driver and I heard it sways a lot? Any concerns? I'm already with out my front and rear track bar.

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Remove the nut and reinstall it upside down so you don't damage the threads. A few shots with a hammer to break the taper loose.

I'm running a 2.5 lift with sway bar and no track bars. Handles fine. For a DD, I would not remove the sway bar.

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You may need to remove it as an assemble to get it apart. When you put it back together, go to poly bushings. They made a noticeable difference in mine.
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No sway bar on mine with 4" lift and I feel no negative affects. Every keep is different, get it disconnected and take it for a trip and see how you like it. If it's too tippy to you reinstall with some quick disconnect sway bar links for off-roading

I use my sway bar to keep the chicken coop open while they free range. Repurposing is the name of the game right?!?!
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i had to pull my whole sway bar off when i replaced the links, set it on the ground then beat on it with a pickle fork an a big hammer, worked after some time.
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My 91 with 4" lift and 31's handles fine with no sway bar. It's been off since September and I drive 50 miles round trip for work.
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It probably has pre load on it from the weight of the Jeep. Put the nut back on until the face of it is level with the threads, hit it with a hammer, (after you have used penetrate)While someone is bouncing on the bumper gently.
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My 91 with 4" lift and 31's handles fine with no sway bar. It's been off since September and I drive 50 miles round trip for work.
yeah I'm just gonna take it off finish my left and see what it feels like. it worst-case scenario I put it back on. I drive only 20 miles a day round trip half street and half highway.

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It probably has pre load on it from the weight of the Jeep. Put the nut back on until the face of it is level with the threads, hit it with a hammer, (after you have used penetrate)While someone is bouncing on the bumper gently.
I have the bottom disconnected it's only attached to the sway bar. I can wiggle it and spin it around just the bolt won't move. But I will try the nut technique. I'm taking the whole swaybar off anyway to change some bushings so I'll be able to get a better angle at it
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I obviously didn't know the bottom was disco's already. Have you tried PB Blaster or something ?
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I obviously didn't know the bottom was disco's already. Have you tried PB Blaster or something ?
your fine willy m. The bottoms are free because I took them off the leafspring plate.( no discos)
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In my jeep (when road driving) I've only noticed a difference between sway bar on/off in one circumstance. When driving at freeway speeds going over a diagonal bump like an overpass and each axel impacts twice it can cause severe sway. The first time it happened it was icy and scared the **** out of me. It would be very easy for an inexperienced driver to over correct and roll the Jeep. With the sway bar connected it's still a big bump but not scary. I leave the sway bar connected for ALL road driving and only disconnect for trail driving when I need the articulation. Better safe than sorry.
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My 95 with 2.5" OME lift... no sway or track and couldn't be happier.

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