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post #1 of 18 Old 11-07-2006, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Need More Flex

So I was out doin some of this
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...OnLochRock.jpg
When I ended up doing this
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...se/3Wheels.jpg
Will removing my rear trac bar help with that? I heard I shouldnt remove the front since its a DD. What else can I do to keep the wheels on the ground? I had a similar post but now I cant find it so thanks to those of you who responded before.


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post #2 of 18 Old 11-07-2006, 06:12 PM
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removing the track bars and sway bar would help a bit, in the second pic you would probably still be on 2 wheels. but get some quick discos since its a DD

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post #3 of 18 Old 11-07-2006, 07:32 PM
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Just my .02, removed my front track bar and noticed NO difference at all in the "street-ability" on road. It gave me a little more flex in the front and removing the rear track bar gave ALOT more flex in the back.

The sway bars on the front are going to limit your front flex quite a bit...from what I understand, disconnects work great for those if it's a dd.



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post #4 of 18 Old 11-07-2006, 08:08 PM
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take all four off, and try it. Just do all of them at once. If you don't like it, start putting them back on one by one. Its way better to have them all off and if you don't like the feeling of being a little more tipsy in cornering, put the front sway back on, and so on.

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post #5 of 18 Old 11-07-2006, 08:14 PM
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A buddy of mine had a lifted YJ and he had disconnects. He got tired of taking them off and putting them back on so he left them off, he didn't really notice a difference. You could always run Zboxes and revolvers (personally I wouldn't because they can be dangerous but you always could). I would try your sway bars first and if you don't like it with out them, keep the rear and try it without the front

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post #6 of 18 Old 11-07-2006, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the click free Jeepin92yj

And thanks everyone else. I thought I read on here that I should take them off one by one. Its not like I speed in my Jeep though. If I wanted to go fast Im pretty sure I got the wrong vehicle. Ill take them all off tomorrow. Thanks everyone.

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post #7 of 18 Old 11-08-2006, 12:00 AM
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-remove trackbars as stated
-swaybar disconect
-rebuild bushings, make sure they are not frozen. polish the inscerts and make sure they measure at least 3 1/16" wide and not 3". lube them alot. make sure they can rotate inside the bushing itself. i use delrin inscerts and teflon full length leaf liners.
-rebuild shock mounting system and use longer shocks. the factory locations are one of this biggest limitations.
-remove stupid bumpstops that come with "lift kits."
-not only should your hydro brake lines be long enough but the parking brake cable needs to be lengthened even on the most conscervative lifts.
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post #8 of 18 Old 11-08-2006, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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-remove trackbars as stated
-not only should your hydro brake lines be long enough but the parking brake cable needs to be lengthened even on the most conscervative lifts.
Do I need to get longer brake lines before I take of the trac bars? I dont want to flex and rip the brake line out of place. I have stock brake lines that are going to get replaced soon with steel braided. I guess I could just wait and remove the trac bars after the brake line upgrade.

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post #9 of 18 Old 11-08-2006, 08:38 AM
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No, with no lift you should be ok on stock brake lines. I ran 4" lift, no trac or sway bars with stock brake lines. They did stretch tight, so I took the clamp loose from the frame until I get extended lines.
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No, with no lift you should be ok on stock brake lines. I ran 4" lift, no trac or sway bars with stock brake lines. They did stretch tight, so I took the clamp loose from the frame until I get extended lines.
I have 2.5" lift but if you have 4" I should be fine then. Thx.

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post #11 of 18 Old 11-08-2006, 09:05 AM
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Find some place to flex it out to its max, slowly, and check your lines as you go. An RTI ramp works great if you have access to one
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I personally don't run either front or rear trac bars, HUGE difference in flex, no difference on road, mine is my DD and I drive on the highway at 75 just fine.

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post #13 of 18 Old 11-08-2006, 10:27 AM
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My jeep yj was my daily driver till last week I bought a dodge to tow it and drive daily. I have 5.5 inch lift, 33" tires, and I had all trac bars, sway bars off... The only thing I had were my 3 inch leafs holding it on. I would drive the shi^& out of it at 80 mph from denver to dillon every day... Its fine man, and makes a smooth ride...
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post #14 of 18 Old 11-08-2006, 10:28 AM
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also 25% more flex with only sway bars off
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post #15 of 18 Old 11-08-2006, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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also 25% more flex with only sway bars off
Im sold on takin the trac bars and sway bars off. Now it just needs to stop raining so I can do it.

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