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Unread 08-25-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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Rear Sway Bar Removal

I have decided to remove my rear sway bar and I was wondering how the best way is to do it ?

My understanding is to jack up the rear end and remove the tires then all I have to do is unbolt it and pull it out right ?

What tools are going to be needed and for anyone that has done it how long should I expect it to take ?

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Unread 08-25-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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Regular hand tools. Sockets. The body mounts are quite easy to remove. The ones on either side that connect down by the leaf pack can be a PITA to remove. I ended up cutting mine.

Shouldn't take more than 30 minutes really
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Unread 08-25-2009, 02:25 PM   #3
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what did you have to cut it with ?
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Unread 08-25-2009, 02:40 PM   #4
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I was able to remove the sway bar, but it left behind this bracket. So, I cut it on the shiny line you see with a 3.5" rotary cutoff wheel. You could do it with a hacksaw or a sawz-all but this was the easiest way for me.

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Unread 08-25-2009, 02:55 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help, I am off of work tommorrow so I was hoping to find a project to do. Did you have to lift the jeep or did it make it easier ?
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Unread 08-25-2009, 06:26 PM   #6
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Just take the nuts off the outboard side of the u-bolts and it'll slide right off. Remember to re-torque the u-bolts.
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