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Unread 12-19-2012, 12:56 AM   #1
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What controls the body rocking from side to side?

I don't wheel my ZJ, but I do drive it over waste ground that has lots of ruts and humps and dips in it, plus low sand dunes, and the one thing I really notice is that the body rocks from side to side when on uneven ground. The up-and-down movement is pretty well controlled (my shocks are less than a year old and it's still sitting at factory ride height on the springs), it's the side-to-side that annoys me. What's worn out in the suspension that could be causing that?

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Unread 12-19-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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front/rear Swaybars & swaybar links, they have bushings in them
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Unread 12-19-2012, 01:04 AM   #3
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D'oh! Of course

Am I likely to need entirely new bars, or just new bushings?
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Unread 12-19-2012, 01:16 AM   #4
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likely? Bushings

theirs 3 different size sway bar bushings, i wanna say yours is a 26mm but I not 100%


the links are cheap enough to buy the whole thing


T-55, 3/4. 15mm are sizes ya need
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Unread 12-19-2012, 01:17 AM   #5
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probably links and bushings they are cheap i did mine for like 50$ i think
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Unread 12-19-2012, 01:27 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. I do actually have new poly sway bar bushings around here somewhere.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 04:09 AM   #7
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I fitted the poly bushes to the bar and the links on mine - easy job, great results.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 04:19 AM   #8
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I'll save the job until my Xmas present arrives...

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Unread 12-19-2012, 09:24 AM   #9
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Control arm bushings have a lot to do with body roll as well.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 10:36 AM   #10
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That's how mine was when I had the bilsteins on, switched to some proper shocks and its gone. And like said above, check sway har bushings and end links
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Unread 12-19-2012, 12:18 PM   #11
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YES, THEY ARE 26MM. also check the track bar.
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