Front track bar yes yet again even though its been beat to death tell me why to keep - Page 3 -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 33 Old 02-25-2009, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Yuba City, California
Posts: 4,138
Originally Posted by Burnerman View Post
OP.. do this... Tell Dad you want them off, Have him take a drive in the Jeep with the trac bars off and on but make sure he doesn't know if they're on or not. You know ,like a blindfold taste test. See if he notices any difference and make him tell you which ride had the trac bars on. If he can't tell or likes the trac bar off ride, You Win! I get a much better ride without them. I will say that the swaybar should stay installed for the road though.
My son( burnerboy) just bought his 1st Jeep. His trac bars will be right next to mine in the garage. The swaybar stays (with disconnects).!
Lol i have had my dad drive it when the sway bar was off and he didnt know he thought it was just squirly because the short wheel base he doesnt care about stability he just doesnt want extra stress on other parts he knows im a good driver and responsable he just doesnt want me to have to pay for ball joints or tie rod ends or stuff like that because its causing them more stress ya know

Yea he didnt care when i got rid of the rear track bar just worried about the front

My marshmallow build

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Goobersbro is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #32 of 33 Old 02-25-2009, 08:30 PM
Registered User
Burnerman's Avatar
1996 ZJ 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vernon, NJ
Posts: 4,758
Trac bars won't overstress those parts. If anything it may allow the spring bushings to better distribute the stresses. As long as the frame is good, the spring hangers are solid, the springs are new and the bushings are new it won't do anything bad. Ball joints, rod ends and wheel bearings are more stressed by offset wheels, large tires and hard cornering. The trac bars keep the axle centered, true, but without them the only stress points are the the shackles, shackle mounts and bushings. Keep the swaybar....

96 ZJ.
05' Grand Cherokee Limited, 2"OME lift
Burnerman is offline  
post #33 of 33 Old 02-25-2009, 08:33 PM
Web Wheeler
jeepsterjc's Avatar
1977 CJ8 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Creston
Posts: 1,996
Here's my 2 cents. I've always bragged that my YJ drove like a sports car and most of the buddies were disbelievers until they drove it. Then behind the wheel they can't believe how fun it is to drive- quick, precise, and really on a set of rails.

After removing the front trackbar the steering wheel may not center exactly as before the turning the corner. Also, the steering will be less precise. As the shackles torque up (mine are not tight), the ride becomes stiffer but steering response is better but not like with the trackbar. Yes- I have new poly bushes all around.

With the front track bar installed the front flex is reduced. I have noticed just slightly more body roll with my front track bar removed. My sway is off and the rear trackbar long gone and my 4 leafs are stiff.

Try it and see. Start slowly and just be careful. My YJ just drives like my buddies CJ... oh yeah, 10s of 1000s of those were made- no trackbars.

The New Hybrid Scrambler Build :-)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

The old '87 YJ LT1 350 Build

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jeepsterjc is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Front Track Bar Help (Death Wobble) rbwamsley TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 59 09-12-2011 08:28 PM
this has probley been beat to death. rusteze Wrangler General Discussion 6 05-15-2009 05:59 PM
JKS front track bar going looooooose so I get DEATH WOBBLE! humbertotrevino TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 4 11-25-2008 09:27 AM
beat to death blueandyellowed TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 6 05-22-2008 06:45 AM
Beat to death I'm sure..... Dudewayne TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 3 06-24-2006 08:16 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome