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post #16 of 35 Old 08-10-2011, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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it seems like everyone has the same thing to say about the track bars. looks like thats my next project. with the track bar, does that also include the steering damper?

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post #17 of 35 Old 08-10-2011, 04:55 PM
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it seems like everyone has the same thing to say about the track bars. looks like thats my next project. with the track bar, does that also include the steering damper?

Have a friend help, k?
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post #18 of 35 Old 08-10-2011, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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never mind. i got it. gonna be ordering some quick disconnects. any brand you recommend?
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post #19 of 35 Old 08-10-2011, 05:04 PM
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it seems like everyone has the same thing to say about the track bars. looks like thats my next project. with the track bar, does that also include the steering damper?
Nope, the track bars are completely separate from the steering damper. They're basically just a couple pieces of heavy pipe bolted thru each end.
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post #20 of 35 Old 08-10-2011, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Nope, the track bars are completely separate from the steering damper. They're basically just a couple pieces of heavy pipe bolted thru each end.
thanks. i had a blonde moment and figured that out on my own. lmao. but are there any brand of quick disc's that you guys recommend?
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never mind. i got it. gonna be ordering some quick disconnects. any brand you recommend?
Nope. take the stupid thing off, sway bar also. Rear track bar also. Take them off. Then come back and thank us.
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post #22 of 35 Old 08-10-2011, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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wouldnt i still want the sway bars at least for the street?
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post #23 of 35 Old 08-10-2011, 05:45 PM
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you might, most people don't. I have OME springs and don't run a sway bar, it's totally stable. These aren't race cars. Your RC springs do all the heavy work of keeping things in place. The trac bar and sway bars full time job is to restrict movement of the suspension.

At very minimum, remove the trac bars, and disconnect the sway bar & zip tie it up against the frame. drive a round a bit and see what you think. Do you do any off road at all? you'll never put the sway bar back on. I daily mine and will never put it back.
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You most definitely do NOT need the trac bars though. There is no downside to removing them!
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wouldnt i still want the sway bars at least for the street?
Just unbolt one end and tie it up with some wire and drive like that for a week. You'll probably find that you nvever really noticed any difference in handling, but it rode a bit better.

If this is the case then just unbolt the other side and throw the whole thing in the dumpster. If you didn't like it then order or build a disco.

I took all of mine off when I installed the lift and never looked back.

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does that also include the steering damper?
No, you need to keep that.

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post #26 of 35 Old 08-10-2011, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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alright. i will take ur guys advice when the jeep and i get reaquainted with each other.
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I had ran my YJ with out the Swaybar , or Trac-bars F&R for years it was my DD also. If you want to keep a swaybar the best swaybar disco's are the ones made by JKS they run around $135 and are made alot better than others

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post #29 of 35 Old 08-11-2011, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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i just met this guy today whom i noticed had the jks sway bar disco's and he said they dont hold up very well and the pins tend to break and stuff. is this true.?
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post #30 of 35 Old 08-11-2011, 01:30 PM
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Actually I just removed my sway bar completely about an hour ago. I'm very pleased with the results. It's a lot less harsh and I can feel the articulation over bumps and holes. This means that I'm getting more traction. I already had the track bars out. It does handle somewhat "softer" but not enough to be an issue. I'll have to practice a bit driving with the new setup.
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