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Unread 06-19-2013, 06:45 AM   #1
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yj on 37"s and soa. want to know who is and is not running rear trac bars.

here's the dilly-yo

i have been running 32"s with no sway bar up front and no trac bar in the rear on zero lift except higher frame to body mounts. (not a body lift, welded on frame mounts that are higher). i onlt had minimal bump steer while driving at highway speeds on 55mph country roads.

i am now soa on d60's with copious trimming to the rear fenders, metalcloaks up front, and 37"s on stock springs. i plan on going with a 2.5" lift set of springs or a stock height set of 6 pack springs.

my question to all of you soa yj guys is this...
are you running a rear trac bar with out any highway problems?
i want to run a front trac bar like the one jks sells that's easily disco'ed.


i have to ask questions on new threads now that i don't have Ratmonkey to constantly bother with build questions.

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Unread 06-19-2013, 07:04 AM   #2
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also...
this is not a daily driver. it will, however, be driven on the road from time to time.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 07:56 AM   #3
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Tracbar no, Traction bar yes. Spring wrap is bad when you go SOA.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 08:49 AM   #4
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I have been spring over for years,no track bars,sway,or traction bars. I have no death wobble,and no spring wrap. Rubicon express spring over inverted eyes,6 pack springs in all 4 corners
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Unread 06-19-2013, 08:56 AM   #5
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A traction bar would be needed. You'll snap ujoints offroad too.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 10:09 AM   #6
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SOA on 2 inch BDS, D30, 8.8, 35/12.5 Wrangler MTs

Front: No trac bar, no sway bar

Rear: No trac bar, Added traction bar

Road driven frequently with no issues. A MILD difference in body roll was noted after removing the sway bar, but common sense driving manages that easily.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 02:58 PM   #7
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SOA on 2 inch BDS, D30, 8.8, 35/12.5 Wrangler MTs

Front: No trac bar, no sway bar

Rear: No trac bar, Added traction bar

Road driven frequently with no issues. A MILD difference in body roll was noted after removing the sway bar, but common sense driving manages that easily.
I second this.. as I run soa on 2.5 bds springs, dana 30 8.8 .. 35x14.5x15 boggers by day
38x12.5x15 tsl swampers by night

Front: no trac or sway

Rear: no trac but ive added the 5th link traction bar

70miles an hr no problem
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Tracbar no, Traction bar yes. Spring wrap is bad when you go SOA.
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A traction bar would be needed. You'll snap ujoints offroad too.
i am definitely putting in an anti wrap bar. i have brand new 5 pack stock height springs that didn't last a day behind the v8. i have the skyjacker anti wrap setup to put on now that the tons are under and fastened in their final resting place.

thanks for the replies. i suppose i will wait until i get the rig on the road and the wrap bar under before i judge weather i need any trac bars at all.

what lift are all of you running on your soa? i am thinking that i may have to get a 2.5" lift to give the 37"s room to move.


EDIT:
well i guess that answers the lift question. i may just get heavy duty 6 leaf stock height springs to replace my old tired sagged front springs and the wrapped 5 leaf rear springs.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 03:07 PM   #9
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With a traction bar and leaf springs, you won't need a track bar for anything. Unless you plan to link it.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 03:25 PM   #10
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i had thought about linking it but with everything that has happened lately my heart just isn't in any more major mods.


also... congratulations on becoming a mod canman, i just noticed your name in black.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 03:30 PM   #11
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I run SOA with 1.5 in RE springs. No trac bars, no traction bar, I used longer perches axle wrap not an issue for me. I do run a sway bar when i know ill be doing a lot of free way driving.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 03:37 PM   #12
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95 yj, SOA, re 1.5 springs, 33 toyo mt, rocky road high steer. no track bars or anti wrap. may add anti wrap as the rear pack gets softer. jeep handles better than it did stock. no bump steer.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 04:01 PM   #13
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i had thought about linking it but with everything that has happened lately my heart just isn't in any more major mods.


also... congratulations on becoming a mod canman, i just noticed your name in black.
Thanks. And again, my condolences with Tyler's passing. He was truly the anvil in which we forged our jeeps. A great loss to us all.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 04:39 PM   #14
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Thanks. And again, my condolences with Tyler's passing. He was truly the anvil in which we forged our jeeps. A great loss to us all.
it's funny having to post questions like this on here. i would bet my post count would be 100 times what it is without having him as my personal on call jeep adviser. nine times out of ten i would ask him a question and he knew 5 threads to link me to for my own research. you all can foresee me asking more questions along these lines in the future.

thanks for the condolences and the input. i am a couple weeks from driving the jeep again if everything falls into place. the trac bars would have set me back, i may have a ride or 2 in it before replacing the springs. all my extra time and money has been siphoned elsewhere. i won't be able to afford my double wrap springs for a little while.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 05:04 PM   #15
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also...

drop pitman arms...
what are you guys using? i am running some heavy 37"s and also wanted to know if anyone has any suggestions for a heavy duty drop arm.

anyone running the astro van arm?
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