Originally Posted by DezertXj88
I have no sways, so I guess thats why it felt so much better at highway speeds..before it just felt..twitchy. Wanted to go everywhere everytime it hit a bump. Not soaks it up and keeps on tracking true.
Swaybar shouldn't affect bump- absorbing quality that much. If everything is ok. it only makes a little difference in ride (ie. a bit harsh on certain type of bigger hits on one side only), but that's about it. Your Jeep shouldn't try turning or swaying in any direction with the sway bar connected - it actually should reduce that kind of behaviour.
Originally Posted by habbyguy
..but I'll just say I'd NEVER use my DD XJ on the road without a sway bar, especially after I lifted it. ... Without sway bars, when (not if) you have to do a violent maneuver, the XJ will do its best to point its chassis at the sky. Look at the tales of rolled (on the road) XJs and you'll see a common thread throughout (missing sway bars).
I've driven both my XJs and my ZJ with and without swaybars on highways. Even the ZJ is suprsignly stable without the swaybars, although I'm only at 1.75" lift and running 32s. There is a clear difference in body roll of course, and I cannot recommend running without swaybars either. But it's not that
Considering I had the front sway bar connected (it was the stiffest one used on XJs) when I flipped my XJ on a parking lot doing ~15mph. I had 4" lift and 35s. Sure, I was playing a bit when that happened, but I can say it went over very easily and quickly
So if it's gonna roll, it's gonna roll. These things flip fairly easily if you're running stock axles and some lift + bigger tires, even with the sway bar connected. <even easier to do that w/o swaybar.
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