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post #151 of 1353 Old 08-01-2010, 10:38 AM
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This thread is for information purposes and if you choose to remove your sway bars, it's your responsibility what happens to the rig and your health. If you think it's un safe, then make your own thread and see who gives a ****.

I don't care about your fancy disconnects or your telescoping track bars. If I wanted to discuss that I would make a thread about telescoping track bars and sway bar disconnects.

I put a lot of time into publishing this write up. Don't come into my thread and try and tell me that I'm stupid or that I do anything without consideration.
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post #152 of 1353 Old 08-01-2010, 03:11 PM
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opp's, wrong thread.
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post #153 of 1353 Old 08-01-2010, 05:10 PM
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I took my sway bar off the other day, and I would suggest just using a wrench before taking a grinder to the bolts. My bolts and nuts came loose with not too much drama. This way, if you don't like the ride, you can just put it back together without having to hunt down new hardware that you just destroyed.
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post #154 of 1353 Old 08-01-2010, 06:36 PM
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If you can get your bolts out without cutting them I definitely suggest that as a first option


By the way, who put this in general?

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post #155 of 1353 Old 10-14-2010, 06:50 PM
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Yj front track bar bolt size help

My 94 yj has a nice turn to the right every once in awhile. When I added my lift I had to replace the trackbar due to the bolt being pretty much plastic welded to the bushing. I replaced the whole trackbar but icouldnt get my hands on the right size bolt. Since then I forgot where I wrote down the correct bolt sizes for the front track bar. I am pretty sure that it was a 12mm fine thread. Can anyone confirm the size and give me the right length I would greatly appreciate it. I've been looking all over this site and the Internet and can't find a damn thing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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post #156 of 1353 Old 10-14-2010, 11:00 PM
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You are gonna hear it so let me be first dicth the trackbars ft and rear both.

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post #157 of 1353 Old 10-14-2010, 11:23 PM
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post #158 of 1353 Old 10-15-2010, 08:46 AM
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Thats fine for trail riding however my jeep gets alot of use in the winter when the weather is questionable and id rather not have to jerk the wheel every so often to keep the thing straight.

In the case of ditching the track bars, if anyone ditches theirs can they measure the bolts for me first before they throw everything away.

Anybody have any sizes and not suggestions to ditch it?
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post #159 of 1353 Old 10-15-2010, 09:05 AM
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probably not. everyone ditches it because it works in a different plane then the leaf springs so they fight each other and cause a very rough ride.

I don't feel like working on anything, at this time.
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post #160 of 1353 Old 10-15-2010, 09:49 AM
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stm144 - Depending on other projects and whether or not mine will come off easily, I'll probably be removing my track bars this weekend. If I like the ride better, I'll send you my bolts if you cover shipping.
Or you can go to a pick-a-part/pick'n'pull and get them.

Wrenching isn't the problem, it's the brains attached to the hands...unfortunately, I'm lacking some of the former so that's why I'm asking you guys!!

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post #161 of 1353 Old 10-15-2010, 10:51 AM
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So even for 90% street use and stock height I should get rid of the track bars front and rear????
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post #162 of 1353 Old 10-15-2010, 10:58 AM
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i use mine 100 percent street and i tossed them and mine is totally stock

I don't feel like working on anything, at this time.
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post #163 of 1353 Old 10-15-2010, 11:06 AM
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Track bars are worthless on a leaf sprung vehicle, period. What you should keep with a stock height suspension is the sway bar. This is becuase the springs are softer and worn out from years of use, you'll have more body roll than with new, stiffer lift springs.

If you're having driveability issues, there is something else wrong besides the track bar, because CJ's don't even have track bars, and 95% of us YJ's on here don't either.

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post #164 of 1353 Old 10-15-2010, 11:18 AM
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Track bars aren't going to cause your vehicle to drift off. You have other problems. I'd start by checking your tie rod ends.

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post #165 of 1353 Old 10-15-2010, 11:24 AM
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As others have said, the track bars are NOT needed.

I've said this before, The only way that you will notice any ill effects from remvoing the track bars, is if the rest of your suspension is worn out.
Leaf spring suspensions do not need a track bar, the leaf springs locate the axle, as well as support the weight. The problems arise when the spring and shackle bushings are worn(at which point, they should be replaced, regardless of weather you're running a track bar or not.). With worn bushings, the springs can then move side to side (pivot around the bushings), which will let the axle move side to side, and make the steering feel loose or unresponsive.

For example, I'm running a 3" suspension lift, and removed both track bars, as well as the sway bar, about 5 years ago, and aside from a better ride on the road, and better flex off road, there was no change in the way it drives.

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