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Unread 02-07-2011, 10:10 AM   #91
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is it a dd?? if so yes! you can buy longer sway bar connectors.

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Unread 02-07-2011, 10:13 AM   #92
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Do a search & you should find all the info you could ever want on track bars...I believe it's called "everything you ever wanted to know about track/swaybar removal". Hope this helps.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 10:13 AM   #93
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is it a dd?? if so yes! you can buy longer sway bar connectors.
A track bar and sway bar are two different things so getting longer sway bat links are not going to help the track bar fit.

OP no you do not need it on a leaf sprung rig in my, and most other YJers opinions. On a TJ it is a different story.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 10:15 AM   #94
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is it a dd?? if so yes! you can buy longer sway bar connectors.
He said track bar. And the answer is no, you most likely will not need it. Getting rid of the front and rear track bars was one of the best things I did to my jeep.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 11:21 AM   #95
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IMO as long as your front end components are in accepable condition (alinement, tie rod ends, steering box etc) you dont need it and wont ever feel any difference on the street as a DD. You will see a great deal of improvement off road - flex and on my YJ it was a a better ride on the road as well, not as stiff.

Best and cheapest single mod, remove both of them.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/e...waybar-602709/
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Unread 02-07-2011, 12:14 PM   #96
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The front trac bar if parallel to the drag link will minimize bump steer. As your frame moves up and down as you drive the vehicle the distance between the pitman arm and drag link connection on the vehicle will try to change. Without a trac bar the frame will move just straight up and down. The pitman arm will move left and right to make up for the distance change. This will cause the steering wheel to rotate CW and CCW. That is bump steer. You hit a bump and the steering wheel turns. The trac bar will try and keep this distance the same by moving the frame left and right as it bounces up and down.With a suspension lift the trac bar and drag link will only be parallel at one point and as you steer left and right they get out of sync with each other. So either alleviate some bump steer at the expense of jerking the frame left and right or deal with bump steer that can even break a finger when off roading. The only solution is to keep everything parallel. Lifting can cause severe shimmying. Large tires can really exagerate the condition. I had a Dodge truck with a 14 inch lift and 44inch tires and my first test drive shook the truck violently. That began a long expensive lesson about suspensions. The picture is of the backend of the truck. There were no kits for 14 inch lifts for 2004 3/4 Dodge trucks because they changed from Dana to Corporate axles. So I built the entire lift kit except for the springs and spring spacers.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 12:34 PM   #97
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I dont know about having one attached to the jeep and all, but you should definitely keep that front trac bar handy in the back of your Jeep for beating off rabid squirrels, coons, banjo playing rednecks and the occasional mountain goat. It does make a handy weapon.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 12:42 PM   #98
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I dont know about having one attached to the jeep and all, but you should definitely keep that front trac bar handy in the back of your Jeep for beating off rabid squirrels, coons, banjo playing rednecks and the occasional mountain goat. It does make a handy weapon.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 02:20 PM   #99
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I removed my rear 7 months ago when I bought my yj because I replaced the blown 35 with a 44. When I put on my 1.5"shackle lift (on top of the 2"spring lift and 2"body lift from the PO) a month ago the track bar pulled the axle out of line so I took it off.there is noticeable bump steer, but not to bad. Also at high speed (around 60) on sharp turns you can feel the body pull to the outside. This is also my DD which I drive ~200 miles a day. I would recommend reattaching the sway bar though. If you really want. To see for yourself check out YouTube, I'm sure there's some video on there.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 02:45 PM   #100
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No sways, no tracks. Made an emergency swerve at 40mph, felt fine.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 03:00 PM   #101
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I'm going to be running 35s And i already have taken off my rear track bar
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Unread 03-04-2011, 08:52 PM   #102
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removed the rear montsh ago ^^ sure made difference... keeping the front sway bar on though... ill prob test out how it feels with the front track bar removed over this weekend ^^
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Unread 03-05-2011, 07:43 PM   #103
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Pulled my track bars off today; couldn’t believe the difference in ride! The difference is simply unbelievable. I left the sway bar on since it sees highway time as my dd. There shouldn’t have been, nor was there any effect on the steering of the vehicle. This is my second YJ, and I wish I had done this to my first!

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Unread 03-13-2011, 04:01 AM   #104
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i had to cut my front trac bar off because the damn bolts were so stuck that not even air tools were working.

i just took bolt cutters to it and used the steering to break the off the bar from the frame. those mounts that were holding it on were pretty weak so just a few turns to the left and the right and it popped right off.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 01:07 AM   #105
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E-Brake Cables to short and to track bar or not to track bar?

I'm installing a 4.5" BDS lift into my 93 YJ and the passenger side parking brake cable is to short at full extention so I was thinking about getting longer cables for both sides, anyone got a solution for this? Also my buddies are getting into fisticuffs over the track bar. One says to toss it, the other says to use the BDS extention, and the other one says to get an adjustible track bar. I'm going to be putting a wilderness roof rack on it and I intend to load it up so any imput would be appreciated. Once I finish the rear then I'll move up to the front. I just bought this YJ and we nicknamed it B.A. Jeep for Back Alley as that's where we found it as it had been sitting for two years with a blown engine. So if you've been there throw out your idea's, thanks!
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