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post #1 of 7 Old 09-23-2001, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Removing track bars

What does removing the track bars do? Does it decrease on road driving? Would you recomend it to a stock YJ driver? Should I throw away the track bars once i lift my rig?


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post #2 of 7 Old 09-24-2001, 08:43 AM
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FYI, I tossed my rear track bar and have had no ill effects... Of course it doesn't handle like a Porsche (but it didn't before either)...

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post #3 of 7 Old 10-05-2001, 08:31 AM
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What about removing the front track bar? Will this move create unsafe driving?

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post #4 of 7 Old 10-05-2001, 10:44 AM
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No, as long as you don't push the Jeep too hard. I have been driving my Jeep without the sway bar or either track bar since I lifted it almost a year ago. Aside from body lean and a tendency for the alignment to "wander", there have been no ill side effects.

And the improvement you get in articulation from dropping the track and sway bars is quite notable.

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post #5 of 7 Old 10-05-2001, 10:55 AM
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NIGHTCLAW IS RIGHT. AS LONG AS YOU DONT TRY TO DRIVE LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL YOUR SHOULD BE FINE. I REMOVED BOTH OF MINE ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND IT DOES HELP IN THE FLEX DEPARTMENT. IT ACTUALLY HELP MY JEEP RIDE BETTER BY LETTING THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAVEL BETTER WHEN I HIT THE USUAL BUMPS ON THE DAILY DRIVE. I PUT QUICK DISCOS IN INSTEAD OF REMOVING IT ALTOGETHER MY WIFE DIDN'T LIKE THE BODY LEAN.

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post #6 of 7 Old 10-08-2001, 02:15 PM
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what's a quick discos?
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-08-2001, 08:15 PM
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Quick disconnects are for the swaybar. If you wheel, you need these.

As far as trac bars go, disconnect them off road for sure. If you don't, you will just destroy the mounts or the bolts if you wheel in twisty stuff.

On road, you'll never notice the rear one missing. Toss it.

On the front, you'll notice slower steering response with it off. I used to disconnect mine before a trail ride and reconnect it afterwards. I don't run with one in the front anymore at all.

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