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Unread 12-28-2009, 06:49 AM   #16
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Well it's about damn time!

Somebody (Ringwood in this case) has taken some excellent pics & labeled them as well.

Good on ya son!

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For the longest time I wondered what the different steering linkage components were and all that other stuff was under there. Figured it would help someone

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Unread 01-22-2010, 06:26 AM   #18
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This write up will be helpful for me, I'm planning on this removal this weekend, and have been 90% sure I knew which bars I was removing, but I'm sure I won't screw it up to bad now.
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I was waiting for a write up, jeez maneez.
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Unread 02-20-2010, 05:24 AM   #20
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mine took about 10 minutes no need to remove tires just remove 4 bolts
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Unread 02-20-2010, 06:35 AM   #21
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Thanks Couchrider it was a good write up... Would this be an ideal thing to do to a DD/weekend warrior or should I get those pesky quick disconnects? (any recommendations on those?)
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Thanks Couchrider it was a good write up... Would this be an ideal thing to do to a DD/weekend warrior or should I get those pesky quick disconnects? (any recommendations on those?)
My vote is to ditch them. I used quick disco's for a while and they are a huge PITA IMHO. Save the money and just ditch them.
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yeah i already moved the trac bar but havnt done the sway bar yet, afraid that the steering will get too sloppy, dd and drive on the freeway, anyone know if it changes the handling or adds a noticeable ammount of slop
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yeah i already moved the trac bar but havnt done the sway bar yet, afraid that the steering will get too sloppy, dd and drive on the freeway, anyone know if it changes the handling or adds a noticeable ammount of slop
I DD mine and the steering was not affected. The sway bar is not connected to any of the steering components.
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Great thread I just took my swaybar off with your instructions only took ten min. I wish I would have seen this thread before I bought about $50 worth of bushings and links and spent the DAY trying to take the pin out of the links.I came to check how to do it and ended up cutting it out in a few min.I will do the track bar tomorrow and will put the new stuff on classified.Thanks I also learned to research before spending money
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I just took off my Trackbars on friday (I didn't have to cut anything either!) and I went wheeling on sunday. This is the best free mod i've done yet. Plus it seems to turn better on the road and the bumps that were harsh and teeth rattling before are tamed down quite a bit.

I left my swaybars on fyi. Like most of us I drive it more on the street so I just felt better leaving it that way.
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yeah i already moved the trac bar but havnt done the sway bar yet, afraid that the steering will get too sloppy, dd and drive on the freeway, anyone know if it changes the handling or adds a noticeable ammount of slop
I actually noticed a considerable amount of slop that was added immediately after removing track and sway bars which I believe was caused by my poor steering linkage, drag link angle, and excessive play in the steering shaft universal joints. I replaced my steering with a Rugged Ridge HD steering kit which helped a good bit, but I'm sure after I install the dropped pitman arm and change the universals on my steering shaft it will be back to 100%.

After disconnecting my sway bars, while sitting still it seems as though the body will lift up and towards the directions I turn the wheel in.I attribute to the little bit of wobbliness in the steering caused by said body roll.

I suggest doing a thorough inspection of your steering linkage before you do this. If it needs replacing, address the problem and take the sways off while in the process.

I found the sway bar link bolts (on spring perch) came off pretty easily so you might be able to get away with simply removing those, tying the link up to the bar, and driving around the block to see how you like it.


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nice write up with pics, nicely done!!
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Thanks Couchrider it was a good write up... Would this be an ideal thing to do to a DD/weekend warrior or should I get those pesky quick disconnects? (any recommendations on those?)
I haven't taken off the trac bars, but have quick disconnects and have driven quite a bit without the sway bar. I would personally not remove the sway bar permanently. The steering isn't an issue, but when you hit highway curves there is noticeably more body roll. I guess it kind of depends where you are driving. If you are in the midwest where everything is open and relatively straight, it's probably not that big of a deal. In Oregon however, I drive on a lot of highways through the mountains and the fast curves are where you notice the swaybar disconnected. It is definitely a pain to disconnect and if you are doing it weekly you may want to permanently remove. However, if it is just occasionally, get the disconnects.
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