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Unread 05-01-2013, 11:50 AM   #16
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I'm gonna try a few things mentioned, see if my nut buster is big enough to get around the nut and just do that first though.

I've owned this Jeep for a few years now (I signed up in 09 apparently, and owned it a year before that, so 5 years now) and haven't had to need a grinder yet. Luckily I guess. I removed the front in 09 and just never got around to the rear bar.

Here's to hoping!

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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:22 PM   #17
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I used vice grips to hold the torx side, and just backed the nut off the back.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:26 PM   #18
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Torx on one side and huge breaker bar on the other. Always turn the nut or you will strip the torx.
Slow ride, take it easy
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Unread 05-02-2013, 09:29 AM   #19
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I remember the rear track bar bolt being a pain. I used heat on the nut and it was still a pain to get off. Cut it, heat it, what ever, just remove it.

Remove both track bars and you will be very happy with your ride. One guy on here stated to save them for inspections. Why do people say things they know nothing about? Track bars are not needed on a Yj, unless you go SOA. Then it is a completely different track bar setup that is used.

Stock track bars stop articulation and cause a rough ride.

With stock track bars your Yj will have a buck board ride. Without, you will enjoy your Yj much more.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 09:41 AM   #20
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I am not disagreeing that there is no good reason to have trackbars on a YJ. I am not saying that it isn't stupid to require them for safety inspection.

But that doesn't do you any good when some eager beaver flunks your inspection and you can't renew the license plate for your jeep because you cut them off or threw them away.

It happened to me (luckily, all I had to do was put them back on, get it reinspected and then take them back off). I made them call the highway patrol and they backed up the inspection station and said that he was right to flunk it. And the inspector put it in the computer, which meant that no one else was able to pass it until I put them back on.

Same guy also flunked me for my toggle switch windshield wipers and the Highway Patrol said to pass that.
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