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Unread 01-26-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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Rear sway links w/lift

I remember reading on here about sway links from a different vehicle that you can use on ZJ's with a lift, to compensate for the length of the stock ones being too short. For some reason, Chevy is ringing a bell, but I'm not 100% sure.

95 ZJ, Up Country coils and 3" spacers. So it should be around 4.5" lifted. It's a trail rig so I don't run a front sway, but I'm looking to keep the rear.

I'd like to swing by AutoZone on my way to work today and get whatever it is I need.

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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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1. Get rid of the crappy fat boobs three inch spacer. That with upcountry springs isn't 4.5 if lift. You need a front seat bar for better road manners. That is a no brainer. For rear links, get some ten inch bolts and use them for the longer links. Hopefully you've intended your front and rear bump stops and rear coil spring posts to alleviate you spitting out a rear coil.

2. Do you have longer than stock shocks?

3. Do you have new or adjustable control arms?

4. Do you have new track bars front and rear?

Fat Bob's spacers are the cheapest and last of the ways to properly lift your zj.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 12:04 PM   #3
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1. Get rid of the crappy fat boobs three inch spacer. That with upcountry springs isn't 4.5 if lift. You need a front seat bar for better road manners. That is a no brainer. For rear links, get some ten inch bolts and use them for the longer links. Hopefully you've intended your front and rear bump stops and rear coil spring posts to alleviate you spitting out a rear coil.

2. Do you have longer than stock shocks?

3. Do you have new or adjustable control arms?

4. Do you have new track bars front and rear?

Fat Bob's spacers are the cheapest and last of the ways to properly lift your zj.
The key word here is BUDGET. I already had the 3" spacers (how'd you know they were Fat Bobs?) that I put on a month or so after buying my jeep. Also had Skyjacker control arms and longer Nitro shocks for up to 5" lift. With the axles fully drooped, the shocks still have further to go. I had a little more money to play with when I first bought & lifted my jeep than I do now, thankfully, so I already had some of the extras I need.

Since then my coil springs sagged to the point where I only had 1" of lift. Got an offer I couldn't refuse for an Up Country ZJ and took the stuff out of that to get it back up to where it was originally, and then some.

How does UC + 3" spacer not equal 4.5?" That's what the front came out to (and it seems to have leveled itself out, as an update from my past thread about being saggy). That's also with an ARB front bumper on it that weighs a ton, so I don't see why the rear wouldn't.

I have an adjustable front track bar. Will probably go with a bracket for the rear.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 01:12 PM   #4
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Only FB makes the three inch spaced and it gives lits of zjers issues that could be fixed with using springs.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
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The only issues I've had were death wobble when I first installed it which I fixed with a new track bar, and dropping the rear coils which I fixed by extending the upper retainers. I've been more than impressed with this lift for what I paid.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 08:03 PM   #6
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3+1 isn't 4.5 for starters.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 08:41 PM   #7
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Polka your WRONG 3 + 1 is 4.5 He IS USING OBAMA Mathematics you are just not keeping up with ZJMatt! Just FREE YOUR MIND!
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Unread 01-26-2013, 08:42 PM   #8
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Fuzzy numbers!
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Unread 01-27-2013, 03:46 AM   #9
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3 + 1? Sorry we have a Bunch of trolls on the forum. But after finishing Both axle swaps my Jeep measures about 4.25 all the way around. 22.25 from hub center to fender lip. Since that's the way you're telling people to measure...
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Unread 01-27-2013, 06:24 AM   #10
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Lift renders the rear sway bar useless anyway.
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Really?
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Annd here we go again.
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Unread 01-27-2013, 08:25 AM   #13
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Basically, yes. The rear sway bar exists to fine tune the stock oversteer characteristics. Once the vehicle has been lifted 3-4+ inches the stock handling characteristics have been thrown out the window.
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Ive heard this convo about 30 times haha. I dont run a rear sway. There is too much **** in the way on my rig. I believe if you drive on the road you should definitely have a front sway. I can feel it a bit not running a rear but I dont think its as necessary in the rear as it is in the front

using bolts for longer sway links is a good idea.


I had a ZJ with upcountry springs and 3" blocks that I made myself. It drove great. I would still recommend a better type of lift though
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I ran front and rear sway bars with 6.5 of lift. Never got in the way. Really helped street ability.
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