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post #91 of 1435 Old 02-26-2009, 09:57 AM
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Let me make sure I understand...you took off the trac bar and tried to see if it made a difference in the flex with the swaybar still connected?

RC springs are pretty flexy...




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post #92 of 1435 Old 02-26-2009, 09:59 AM
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I doubt it's stiffness.
Despite popular belief, I run RC AAL all around and get pretty good flex for 1.5 inches of lift and that's about as stiff as they come.
I removed the trac bad and I have my 31s crammed up inside of the fenders at full flex (I've already done some fender damage haha).
It may just be a myth, though I think it just allows the axle to move in a more fluid motion without the variable of a metal rob limiting it's movement in any direction.

I'm not sure if I'm correct.
Maybe someone with more knowledge can chime in.

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P.S. - Full flex with AALs. Tracbar (front) and sway bar removed.

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While I'm at it,
Sorry for the hi-jack, but would anyone here know how to prevent my tires from bending up my fenders (the sheetmetal part) without hurting the uptravel of the axle (i.e., extra long bumpstops inhibiting up axle movement).

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I removed mine and it made a huge difference. I'm not sure that a floor jack test is a real test.
Take it out and play with it. Bend it, flex it, and abuse it.
You can always put it back on if you don't notice a difference.
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Let me make sure I understand...you took off the trac bar and tried to see if it made a difference in the flex with the swaybar still connected?

RC springs are pretty flexy...

Yeah I tried it both with the sway connected and without just for comparison purposes.
I was also unsure about the floor jack test. It can't simulate the type of flex in your pics.

I guess I will have to go try it out now. Thanks for the input.

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having the track bar on limits flex my almost 30% although you will not see any results with the sway bar still connected.
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How new are your spings are they broke in yet??
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having the track bar on limits flex my almost 30% although you will not see any results with the sway bar still connected.
Thats kinda what I was getting at with my post. Alot of guys say they remove trac bars but leave the sway. To me(based on my little test) you have to remove both to see the results.

BTW my springs:They are about 1+ years old and been off road a number of times, they should be broken in by now.

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Thats kinda what I was getting at with my post. Alot of guys say they remove trac bars but leave the sway. To me(based on my little test) you have to remove both to see the results.
This is true. Most people who say remove the trac bars but keep the swaybar most of the time mean that you should keep the swaybar but install swaybar disconnects. That way you are sway free on the road, but then disconnect it when youre off road.

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Thats kinda what I was getting at with my post. Alot of guys say they remove trac bars but leave the sway. To me(based on my little test) you have to remove both to see the results.

BTW my springs:They are about 1+ years old and been off road a number of times, they should be broken in by now.
okay wasnt sure i know my rear springs just now have been finally broken in and there over two years old the PO never really wheeled it and then once i started wheeling i removed the rear track bar and they are a lot softer now havnt taken the front off yet but soon after i fix my ball joints buy a steering dampener fix my steering column and buy new tie rods i will be good to go
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Front track/sway bar removal pics(repetitive/redundant questions merged here as well)


Maybe I am just being a dolt, but after extensive searching of the forums, I am unable to find a "Track Bar Removal for the Chronically Dumb" write-up. I keep reading all of the threads, and read all of the benefits [ride, flex, etc.] but every time I crawl under the Jeep to try this mod, I do not really know where to begin. Is there a "How-to" write-up anywhere on this forum that will walk me through the need-to-know's about removing track bars/sway bars? I am desperate to do this, but still nervous about going into it not fully armed with the do's and don'ts.

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Do you have a Chiltons manual? It has a decent explanation. However it says nothing about the sway bar.

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Thats the old style, you need the new SUPER-SUPERSAWZALL, it rotates 180 in the center, and is shorter, lol

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Thanks, I think!
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