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Old 04-09-2011, 10:44 AM
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what do I need? where do I find it?

A friend of mine told me yesterday that my jeep is missing a piece that might make driving a bit more stable. My jeep has a 4" lift on it and he seems to think that whoever put the lift on, didn't finish the job, or just didn't realize what was needed? Here is a picture I took and I am hoping that someone can direct me. I can't remember the name of what I need, but it's supposed to stabilize the jeep better?

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looks like the front track bar, don't worry about it you don't need it.

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Old 04-09-2011, 11:04 AM
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looks like the front track bar, don't worry about it you don't need it.
My friend seemed to think it would help with stability while I use it on road. If I don't need it, would it at least improve drive-ability?
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Yep missing track bar and it is not needed. Many people take them off for improved flex. It's not needed on your yj because it has leaf springs and they hold the axel centered under the jeep. If you had coils like on a tj you would need one.
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Yep missing track bar and it is not needed. Many people take them off for improved flex. It's not needed on your yj because it has leaf springs and they hold the axel centered under the jeep. If you had coils like on a tj you would need one.
Just so I cement it in my brain...even if it's a DD...I still don't need it? Thanks for all the advice, I sure appreciate it!!!
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I took mine off and it was a daily driver at the time and i thought it actually rode alil better, its a jeep its only going to ride so good lol. but you will be fine without the track bar it just binds up the suspension so just forget its missing an go have fun in the JEEP.


is the rear one off to? or did they just take off the front. if the rear is still on which it probably isnt get under there and yank that thing out too
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I took mine off and it was a daily driver at the time and i thought it actually rode alil better, its a jeep its only going to ride so good lol. but you will be fine without the track bar it just binds up the suspension so just forget its missing an go have fun in the JEEP.


is the rear one off to? or did they just take off the front. if the rear is still on which it probably isnt get under there and yank that thing out too
lol, I will certainly check! Thanks a ton
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Rides way better without it! Your sway bar appears to be missing as well...
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I would find a sway bar ,but dont worrry about the trac bars.just took mine off last week and wow it really is a better ride .the suspension actually works now.
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The trac bar as it was mentioned, is meant to center the axle below the vehicle, that being said how do you think leaf springs work? They are bolted to the frame on two ends and to the axle, there is no side to side movement top speak of so as it was also said, it serves more than no purpose, it hinders your suspension travel greatly. Hopefully everyone has given you piece of mind there.

The sway bar on the other hand helps with body roll while turning, it's meant to keep the body mostly level instead of leaning, you are fine without it just take corners slower than you would in a car. Most people who have them and offroad their jeep will use quick disconnects for them, allowing you to easily take it off so it doesn't limit flex as well.

My jeep is spring over axle with shackle lift and has neither, I daily drive it too, does fine.. I even drove her on the freeway for 8 hours before
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My friend seemed to think it would help with stability while I use it on road. If I don't need it, would it at least improve drive-ability?
Sway bar will get you stability. Track bar keeps the axles from going side-to-side. At the speeds this vehicle normally moves you will need a sway bar but have the ones with quick disconnect.

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