Trac bar on lifted yj - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-14-2014, 01:09 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 24
Trac bar on lifted yj

I have a 2 1/2 inch lift on my yj and the trac bars are having a tough time with the lift I took them out seems to drive fine anyone know if it's safe or not to be driving around with the front and rear trac bar off please let me know
Thanks!!!

Y yj Y not22 is offline   Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 01:21 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
ddferdt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 261
As far as I've seen on every other thread, it's safe. They're just there to shut the yuppies up. I have mine off on my stock leafs

ddferdt is offline   Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 01:31 PM
Thread Starter
  #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 24
Sounds good I'm just gonna keep them off thanks a lot!!!
Y yj Y not22 is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-14-2014, 05:22 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
TigWizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: S.W. Ohio
Posts: 829
I took mine off a couple weeks ago and nothing negative to report. Only positives. Most of the mystery clunking has disappeared, the ride is much better, and the handling seems unchanged. I'm running stock suspension, so YMMV.
__________________
91 2.5 5 spd
Stock, for now
216,000 miles
A work in progress
TigWizard is offline   Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 05:49 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
ddferdt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 261
Quote:
Originally Posted by tigwizard View Post
i took mine off a couple weeks ago and nothing negative to report. Only positives. Most of the mystery clunking has disappeared, the ride is much better, and the handling seems unchanged. I'm running stock suspension, so ymmv.
x2
ddferdt is offline   Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 05:52 PM   #6
IITYWTMWYBMAB

::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 12,281
ran with out mine on a 4" lift.. no major negative issue in how it drove. Now if you have very worn out springs.. then maybe it could be an issue, more body roll etc.. but in general terms.. its fine with out them.
__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94.15
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ. JK


JKU Build Inside: Party Girl
WranglerForum: Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHO...TLdAuMbTLs_bxw

JKUR 2" Rancho Sport - BlackForest Throwback Top - Milestar 315 Patagona Mt's - Outlaw Sheriff Rims - Bushwacker Flat Fenders -
Spicer Parts F/R Diff Covers, Front Drive Shaft - 4340 Alloy Shafts- Metal Cloak Overland Rock w/Flip Step -JCR Transmission Skid- Quadratec LED Headlights- Q9500i winch
4Jeepn is offline   Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 06:03 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Posts: 465
Joe Dillard is offline   Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 08:40 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
Decoy_58's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Central Calif
Posts: 594
Have no trac bars on mine it has a 3" body lift drives and rides great
__________________
1990 4.2 MPFI, 1" body lift, 1" shackle lift
,2.5 suspension lift, 9500lbs winch,33x12.50x15
tuffy glove box vault,smittybilt locking consol,
4:10 gears,new steering column,S.S brake lines,
new sound bar,new head unit,new roll bar pads
HANG THE BASTARD ECV (DECOY)58
Decoy_58 is offline   Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 08:51 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
samizdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 449
Stock suspension on mine and they've been off for a month now. Much better ride IMO.
__________________
97 TJ Sport, 4.0, AX-15, 4" lift, Rancho 5000's, Pro Comp ES2000 Stabilizer, JKS discos, T-Case drop, Rampage top, Sony/Sirius deck, 33" Firestone Destination MT's
samizdad is offline   Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 10:37 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
OregonPlinker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Creswell, OR.
Posts: 878
Trac and sway bars were the first thing I scrapped on both my YJs. If you drive on the road a lot you should leave the sway bars though. Discos are easy enough to deal with...
__________________
91 Laredo, 4.0ho, TF999, Magnaflow exhaust, Yukon rear axles, Spartan Lockers, Posi locker, 3.5 inch springs, 1"MML, 1"BL, 1"shackles, trimmed fenders, raised flares, 35x13.50s.
OregonPlinker is offline   Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 11:13 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
TigWizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: S.W. Ohio
Posts: 829
Quote:
Originally Posted by OregonPlinker View Post
Trac and sway bars were the first thing I scrapped on both my YJs. If you drive on the road a lot you should leave the sway bars though. Discos are easy enough to deal with...
My sway bar bushings are toast. When it gets warmer I'll take off the sway bar and drive it for a while. If it feels dicey, I'll just put it back on with new bushings.
__________________
91 2.5 5 spd
Stock, for now
216,000 miles
A work in progress
TigWizard is offline   Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 11:22 AM   #12
BAP
Jeeper
 
BAP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,909
my track bar and sway bars have been off for 2 years and they will never go back on
handles great on road and waay better off road, i do however have new 4inch springs.
__________________
4inch suspension lift,3inch body lift,4.0 5 speed,8.8 with disc,s,16inch moto metal rims ,and some 35s..
with trail rash..and getting 25mpg,s
BAP is offline   Quote
Old 01-18-2014, 08:21 AM   #13
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Pa
Posts: 1
i have my sway bars off now for about 2 months havent seen any change at all...
Tcole93 is offline   Quote
Old 01-18-2014, 09:01 AM   #14
BAP
Jeeper
 
BAP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,909
i have been thinking about putting mine back on,,,,--might bend them and make a step or even something for my bumper,,,anyone have any ideas how we could use our sway and track bars,,,and dont get me started on our bumperets...
__________________
4inch suspension lift,3inch body lift,4.0 5 speed,8.8 with disc,s,16inch moto metal rims ,and some 35s..
with trail rash..and getting 25mpg,s
BAP is offline   Quote
Old 01-18-2014, 09:09 AM   #15
Jeeper
 
OhioLugg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 1,276
Just finished 4" Spring lift. New Shocks etc. Kept the front one on, rear one came off with a sawzall (lol) No probs so far. Didnt want to change too much at once. If Wheeling gets hardcore may take the front off and see how she does.
__________________
___________________________
95 YJ New project as of 8/13
Gone but not forgotten; 99 TJ, 4" lift, 01 XJ, 3" lift, 95 XJ, 3" lift, 81 CJ7 Laredo, 74 CJ5, 360V8
OhioLugg is offline   Quote
Old 01-18-2014, 09:13 AM   #16
Jeeper
 
TigWizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: S.W. Ohio
Posts: 829
Quote:
Originally Posted by OhioLugg View Post
Just finished 4" Spring lift. New Shocks etc. Kept the front one on, rear one came off with a sawzall (lol) No probs so far. Didnt want to change too much at once. If Wheeling gets hardcore may take the front off and see how she does.
I had to cut the frame bolt on the rear track bar to get it out. The front bar I had to cut. The nut on the frame end came right off, but I could not get the bolt out. So I cut the bar as close to the mount as I could, and left a small piece of the bar. When the weather changes, I'll go after what's left of the bar.
__________________
91 2.5 5 spd
Stock, for now
216,000 miles
A work in progress
TigWizard is offline   Quote
Old 01-18-2014, 09:40 AM   #17
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 625
I run a telescoping front track bar and no rear. I also run sway bar disconnects...


A lot of Jeeps remove both track bars and sway bars but I figure if there is an alternative such as the disconnects and telescoping track bar why not.
__________________
Las Vegas
1995 YJ / New in 2013 Build Link
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/je...ld-333681.html
Jrozar is offline   Quote
Old 01-18-2014, 10:54 AM   #18
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Posts: 465
I need to start selling tracbars to those who want them. I'll be a millionair before long and famous for selling ice to an Eskimo.
Joe Dillard is offline   Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 01:31 AM   #19
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 625
You should what are you waiting for....sway bars to.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Dillard View Post
I need to start selling tracbars to those who want them. I'll be a millionair before long and famous for selling ice to an Eskimo.
__________________
Las Vegas
1995 YJ / New in 2013 Build Link
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/je...ld-333681.html
Jrozar is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 02:03 AM   #20
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 56
The first thing I did when I got my Wrangler was take off the sway bars and the trac bars. If your springs are soft then it can be an issue. I only felt a small amount of extra body roll as I drove around. Mainly during hard acceleration during a turn. On my YJ I have new 3.5'' lift springs , shocks, and a shackle lift.
Pull em off and test drive it a good amount to see how it feels to your driving style.

__________________
1987 Jeep YJ 4.2l I6 - 33x12.5r15 BFG MT KM1, 3.5" Black Diamond Springs, 2" shackle lift,Nutter bypass, Vacuum delete, JB Conversions SS SYE, Magnaflow 40,
BUILT NOT BOUGHT X Flexy and I Know It!
DigitalDisciple is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.