I guess I will be the bad guy here.
After having discos, then running my Jeep without a front sway bar - I figured it was time to go with the antirock. Did plenty of research and pulled the trigger.
Initial install of the Antirock took 30 minutes. Set it to the second to last setting. Took it for a test drive and noticed immediate results. The jeep feels more steady and sure both on and offroad. I think it feels better than the stock swaybar onroad. Offroad, doesnt feel like being offroad anymore - the jeep just glides across uneven terrain. Now I dont have to mess with disconnects.
Before buying the Antirock I did lots of reading and looking at pics in relation to my bumper. Even PMing people with my bumper/antirock combo. From everything I read and looked at - it should have fit with minor trimming. Every Jeep is different I guess...
Any high quality / full width bumper is going to have boxed mounting ends. Such is the case with my Mopar Rockcrawler bumper. Knowing I had trim openings in the bumper I grabbed the angle grinder and went at it. 3 days, 5 grinding wheels, destroyed powdercoating and lots of headaches later - I was left with a mutilated $600 bumper. I removed nearly 2lbs of steel to just barely clear the Antirock arms. I also had to trim the arms themselves and even the boltheads that secure the arms. You need clearance fron the front of the frame all the way to the cross member. Will this hurt the integrity of the bumper?
My bumper in particular has tubes on either side to protect the fog lights, which cant be cut or removed. So my experience will be unique. Never the less, I really think Currie could have taken the time to refine the arm design with countersunk hardware and rounded arm ends fore those of us with boxed bumper ends. Currie claims the antirock works with 95% of aftermarket bumper to which I say bull****
! There is nothing wrong with improving on a good thing Currie!!!
The current design is 3-4 years old. Even offsetting the torsion bar more towards the wheel side of the cross member would buy plenty of clearance = less cutting.
for being great offroad.
for the hassle of having to chop your bumper up more than what should be needed.
Im sure it will be all worth the hassle in the longrun.