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Unread 06-12-2008, 08:09 PM   #1
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Adjust the sway bar?

My front end clunks when I am backing out with the wheel turned. I can see where the sway bar mounting point on the passenger side has rubbed on the spring and chipped away the protective coating.

At the time, it was obvious that the swaybar was loose, so I tightened it up (hand tight). Now there's even more clunking noises coming from both sides.

How do you properly tighten a swaybar? Is it supposed to be kind of loose or tightened all the way down?

On the other hand, what's the proper adjustment for the front swaybar? Is it possible to rotate it towards the grill some to make sure it doesn't hit the springs?

I'm trying to get some pictures, but it's like a zillion degrees outsides so my camera lens is still foggy. grrr.

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Unread 06-12-2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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Looks like you have stock sway bar links. You need to buy longer ones or some adjustable quick disconnects to rotate the bar up and avoid contact with the coil. Tighten the upper and lower link bolts nice and snug. You should inspect the sway bar bushings too while you're at it. Good luck. HTH
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Unread 06-13-2008, 12:04 PM   #3
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yeah, the bushings looked pretty bushed (har har). Do you think that's what could be causing the pop/clunking sounds? It happens the most when I'm turning and backing up.
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Unread 06-13-2008, 12:06 PM   #4
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This Is Why You Need Longer Swaybar Endlinks When You Install A Lift Kit.


Those drop brackets aren't long enough. Also, notice how the studs on the top of your endlinks are now bent?
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Unread 06-13-2008, 12:26 PM   #5
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after what size of lift should you get new / longer links?
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Anything taller than a budget boost.
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Whoo, easy. I didn't get the Jeep lifted, it was already lifted when I got it. That's why I'm here looking for advice. This is my first vehicle that is lifted and a Jeep.

I'm learning as I go.
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Just get some longer endlinks. If you plan on wheeling the Jeep much, invest in some quick disconnects from JKS or Rubicon Express. If you're the DIY type and are willing to trade some ease of use for cost, you can convert your stock endlinks into disconnects and lengthen then at the same time -- http://jeepin.com/features/discons
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Unread 06-13-2008, 04:33 PM   #9
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Thanks for the link. I'll look into that. Looks much cheaper than buying commercially.
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