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Unread 08-01-2010, 05:10 PM   #46
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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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Unread 08-01-2010, 06:36 PM   #47
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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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Unread 10-14-2010, 06:50 PM   #48
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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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Unread 10-14-2010, 11:00 PM   #49
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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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Unread 10-14-2010, 11:23 PM   #50
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Unread 10-15-2010, 08:46 AM   #51
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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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Unread 10-15-2010, 09:05 AM   #52
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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.
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Unread 10-15-2010, 09:49 AM   #53
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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.
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Unread 10-15-2010, 10:51 AM   #54
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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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Unread 10-15-2010, 10:58 AM   #55
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i use mine 100 percent street and i tossed them and mine is totally stock
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Unread 10-15-2010, 11:06 AM   #56
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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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Unread 10-15-2010, 11:18 AM   #57
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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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Unread 10-15-2010, 11:24 AM   #58
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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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Unread 10-15-2010, 11:46 AM   #59
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and what do you mean by this?

"My 94 yj has a nice turn to the right every once in awhile."

the trac bar won't do this
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Unread 10-15-2010, 11:50 AM   #60
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To answer the original question, I don't think the bolt threads into anything. As far as I know it's just a bolt and nut so any crade 8 the right size will work. Most likely a 1/2 or 7/16 x about 3"



and yes, ditch it anyway.
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