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Unread 11-28-2013, 08:53 PM   #871
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removal of track bar

I'm installing a 2 inch Zone lift on my '94 YJ. The instructions say "loosen but do not remove the track bar bolts at the frame and axle." I can't figure out why I'm doing this. The track bar is not coming off according to the instructions. I know some of you have said you don't need it but it is going to be a pain to get to these bolts/nuts. What do I need to loosen the track bar bolts for?

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Unread 11-28-2013, 08:55 PM   #872
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just take it off with a hack saw or torch or anything.. You dont need it.
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Unread 11-28-2013, 08:57 PM   #873
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X2 you will never know it's gone !
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Unread 11-28-2013, 09:09 PM   #874
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X2 you will never know it's gone !
The beauty is you will know its gone.

OP: you'll want to take it off in one piece if possible. Heat on the bolts is quite helpful. An impact with torx sockets is possible to finangle inside the angles to take them off with powah!!
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Unread 11-28-2013, 09:16 PM   #875
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I think I'm gonna wait till I take the springs off to see if it gives me better access to it. I tried earlier and it was really tight getting in there. I can see where an impact would be helpful but I don't have one. What's gonna happen if I leave it alone and why am I loosening it just to re tighten it when I'm finished?
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Unread 11-28-2013, 09:19 PM   #876
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The beauty is you will know its gone.
Does anyone care to elaborate on this.. I just ordered the FabTech 3.5" military wrap springs and I planned to NOT *Install the track or stabilizer bar. I figured these springs will probably be so stiff in the break in period I would not miss them.
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Unread 11-28-2013, 09:40 PM   #877
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Does anyone care to elaborate on this.. I just ordered the FabTech 3.5" military wrap springs and I planned to NOT *Install the track or stabilizer bar. I figured these springs will probably be so stiff in the break in period I would not miss them.
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Unread 11-28-2013, 09:45 PM   #878
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Yeah Sorry, I was being lazy and didn't do a Search and Car*Jacked his thread..lol Thanks
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Unread 11-28-2013, 11:17 PM   #879
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That's fine, everyone has questions but not everyone has answers. PM sent.
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Unread 11-29-2013, 11:48 AM   #880
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I think I'm gonna wait till I take the springs off to see if it gives me better access to it. I tried earlier and it was really tight getting in there. I can see where an impact would be helpful but I don't have one. What's gonna happen if I leave it alone and why am I loosening it just to re tighten it when I'm finished?
IIRC the easiest way to get at the track bars when I took mine off was, straight in from the front with the front wheels off on the front one. The back one was a bit more painful but do-able, sitting underneath the jeep on the drivers side with the rear jack up about 2 feet in the air.

It was the best thing I ever did, removing them. Be sure to us plenty of penetrating oil, I prefer Kroil or PB Blaster. With a 24" by 1/2 drive breaker bar.
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Unread 12-31-2013, 08:25 PM   #881
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rear sway bar, or rear dumb/stupid bar question

I have a 93 and want to remove the rear sway bar, but its not budging. I can get the bolt to loosen at all. We are wanting to ride in the morning and I am done trying. My question is....is the bar solid steel? If so do you think a dewalt cordless sawzall would cut thru it? Its all I have. I do have a 4" grinder but not really a cutting wheel on it more of a grinding disc.
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Unread 12-31-2013, 08:42 PM   #882
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It doesn't have to be removed to go wheeling.

PB Blaster will help

It is solid steel and can be cut off.

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Unread 12-31-2013, 08:50 PM   #883
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Yeah I know I can still ride with it but I already put in the quick disconnects on the front and have one side loose on the rear. Some of the trails we are hitting tomorrow are a little tougher than the Ines we are use to and I know it will help with my traction.
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Unread 12-31-2013, 09:20 PM   #884
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Man..after doing all that crap to include busting my knuckle and cutting my thumb trying to get those stupid bolts out....it took 45 seconds to cut the damn thing off. Now time for bed there is mud and trails for the new year!
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Unread 12-31-2013, 09:22 PM   #885
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We have rear sway bars?
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