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catfisch 03-09-2004 02:39 PM

Did yall hook up the rear Tracbar after your lifts?
 
Just installed a 3'' RC Lift and caught hell getting the top bolt out of the rear track bar (so i just left it for the time being).. did yall bother hooking yours back up? -Cat

tomwbates 03-09-2004 02:43 PM

No way, I removed my front and rear. Only difference i could tell was that it rode better!

bamakrw 03-09-2004 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by catfisch
Just installed a 3'' RC Lift and caught hell getting the top bolt out of the rear track bar (so i just let it for the time being).. did yall bother hooking yours back up? -Cat

It took me a while but I eventually got it out and hooked it back up with the relocation bracket. I took my front one off but only because I couldn't figure out how to mount the relocation bracket.

catfisch 03-09-2004 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tomwbates
No way, I removed my front and rear. Only difference i could tell was that it rode better!

I'm not really having any problems w/ it .. except my rear drums are a little out of adjustment so when i really have to get into the brakes the *** end wants to float all over the place.. feels like i'm pulling a really heavy trailer. So i think one drum is engaging harder them the over and it's making my rearend shift a little as the shackles and springs flex. Of course it snaps right back into aliginment soon as i stop. -Cat

pdw 03-09-2004 03:29 PM

The instructions for the Rubicon Express 4.5" lift tell you to get rid of the rear trac bar, but to keep the front trac bar.
I guess that you can run without the front trac bar on the street, but is that such a good idea? Doesn't the front trac bar help to keep your steering consistant? Especially under braking conditions or emergency manuvers?

bamakrw 03-09-2004 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by catfisch
Just installed a 3'' RC Lift and caught hell getting the top bolt out of the rear track bar (so i just left it for the time being).. did yall bother hooking yours back up? -Cat

Did you hook your front track bar up using the relocation bracket provided? From the instructions that were provided in my kit, it
looked as it (the bracket) should have been mounted on the passenger side and not the driver side where it is supposed to be on my 90 model.

iwishihad1 08-30-2006 09:14 PM

swaybar+tracbar gone = bad road manners
 
hey everybody

my buddies got a 92 yj with 1.5 inch suspension lift, 1 inch body and 32 inch BFG muds. he does great in the mud, but anything that requires any flex at all, hes not going anywhere. are there swaybars front and rear, and tracbars front and rear that can be removed to help his flex.

and if we do how bad will it be on the road

thanks:thumbsup:

COSourdough 08-30-2006 09:36 PM

There are about a gazillion threads on this subject; general consensus seems to be: Get rid of the rear track bar, take off the front trackbar and sway bar and try it out, sensibly, see how you like it. If you're not happy with the body roll on the road, get diconnects for the swaybar. Personally, I got rid of swaybar and both trackbars and don't notice any negative effects on the road. Get a lot more flex and even a bit smoother ride on the road.

paultyler 08-30-2006 09:40 PM

I removed my front and rear track bar with no ill effects that I can see. But I do not think it is safe to go without the sway bar, although some guys think it is OK. Get a set of disconnects for the sway bar. You will be glad you did if you ever get into an emergency maneuver at high spped.

z71offroader 08-30-2006 10:03 PM

trac bars wont affect ur handling but ur sway bar in the front will, id suggest just like above....remove all trac bars and get some disconnects.

bobbert350 08-30-2006 10:08 PM

track bar not a bad idea to remove..but the sway bar u will get a ton of body roll..u can try to take them both off its not too hard..i would take the track bar off then drive it a bit...then if happy but want to take the sway bar off take that off and see how u like it cauz u can alway put it back on

NaeKid 08-30-2006 10:41 PM

No problems for me towing a trailer. My Jeep is on 38" tires - no sway bars or trackbars on my Jeep for the last 4 years.

bowenjeep 08-30-2006 11:03 PM

I took the trac-bars and sway bars off when i had my 28' tires and it was somthing to get used to but bearable.

I just put on some 31's and now you can say goodbye if you have to make any kind of emergancy manuver. Looking into disconnects myself.

COSourdough 08-31-2006 06:55 AM

I've got 31s, and 3" lift; I don't notice any body roll, even when swerving at higher speeds. I guess it all depends on the springs. I'm not throwing the swaybar away yet, because I'm eventually gonna replace my Rough Country crap with better springs, and I might need to put the bar back on.

iwishihad1 08-31-2006 08:54 PM

ok..thanks everybody

hes coming over sunday for removal of his front and rear tracbar, and swaybars. yjs have a swaybar in the rear also correct.

hopefully our wheelin trip monday, hell be much happier with his jeep. if it could flex he could definately go some places. hes a pretty decent driver, but with a suspension, where axles might as well be welded to the frame, and open differentials. anytime something off camber comes into play hes not moving

so thanks for the help


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