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post #1 of 11 Old 12-18-2012, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 11 Old 12-19-2012, 12:00 AM
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front/rear Swaybars & swaybar links, they have bushings in them
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post #3 of 11 Old 12-19-2012, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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D'oh! Of course

Am I likely to need entirely new bars, or just new bushings?
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post #4 of 11 Old 12-19-2012, 12:16 AM
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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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post #5 of 11 Old 12-19-2012, 12:17 AM
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probably links and bushings they are cheap i did mine for like 50$ i think
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-19-2012, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I do actually have new poly sway bar bushings around here somewhere.
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post #7 of 11 Old 12-19-2012, 03:09 AM
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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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post #8 of 11 Old 12-19-2012, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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I'll save the job until my Xmas present arrives...

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post #9 of 11 Old 12-19-2012, 08:24 AM
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Fat chicks getting in and out of your ZJ

Control arm bushings have a lot to do with body roll as well.
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post #10 of 11 Old 12-19-2012, 09:36 AM
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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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post #11 of 11 Old 12-19-2012, 11:18 AM
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YES, THEY ARE 26MM. also check the track bar.
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