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Unread 01-13-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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Sway and Track bar removal question -

For you guys that have removed your sway and track bars:

The way I see it, with these gone, the only thing locating your axles is the springs. Is this correct? Have any of you guys had any spring / drag link damage from this?


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Unread 01-13-2009, 03:43 PM   #2
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Springs, shocks, and somewhat the d-shaft....No damage so far, and not for lack of trying....
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You are correct, the springs will be the only thing locating the axles. That's all you need. It has no effect on the steering components, or their wear rate.

Ditch 'em & be done.

We have 2 YJ's, with no tracks, no sways, no problems.

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Unread 01-13-2009, 05:35 PM   #4
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Yep, just the springs, just like CJs.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 05:47 PM   #5
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the jeep is the only leaf sprung vehical i've ever seen with a track bar (locator bar). if a big ol heavy chevy don't need um, niether do we, but i'll keep my sways for now though
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When I ditched mine I ended up feeling a bit disconcerted and I moved my seat and mirrors around before realizing what was making me feel that way, the trac bars were no longer pulling the body around which made the Jeep float more. Without the trac bars the suspension can do its thing without transmitting as much movement all the way to the drivers seat, I have noticed no adverse effects on handling whatsoever but I no longer fight nearly as much with bump steer and I can crawl bigger snow banks.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 08:43 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. Looks like mine are comming off
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Unread 01-14-2009, 09:16 PM   #8
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good choice. have had mine off for a while, can't tell the difference unless i'm taking sharp corners. no premature wear or negative effects.
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