Dana 30 ARB Cover and Addco Sway Bar - Spacer Needed? - JeepForum.com
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post #1 of 4 Old 06-08-2013, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Dana 30 ARB Cover and Addco Sway Bar - Spacer Needed?

I've got a stock 2004 Overland that I'm doing a bunch of maintenance on. I bought ARB differential covers and Lube Lockers for the front and rear, only to find out the rear Dana 44 is actually a 44a and the ARB/Lube Locker won't fit. I ordered a BTF Dana 44a cover and some ultra gray RTV instead.

Anyway, on the rear axle, I've ordered a set of IRO spacers to accommodate the larger differential cover. I'm going to install an Addco 1" sway bar at the same time I service the rear differential and install the new cover.

My question is this. I don't plan to install a new front sway bar when I service the front differential and install the ARB cover on the Dana 30. I'll replace the OEM sway bar later. Do I need to install spacers on the front sway bar? I've looked all over the Interwebs and can only find references to spacers for the rear sway bar when using heavier diff covers, and nothing about the front sway bar/diff.

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-12-2013, 08:20 PM
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the front sway bar mounts inversely compared to the rear one, so its not the issue with the aftermarket diff covers, the tie rods and track bars are usually the issue, fwiw the only one if seen personally or pics of were the solid brand covers having rubbing issues, course they were stock steering setups either

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I have an A R B cover on mine. No clearance issues for u to worry about

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Awesome, that's exactly what I was looking for!

The new ARB differential cover arrived today and it's incredibly well built. Pretty sure I could beat someone to death with this thing.

Now that everything has arrived, I'll hopefully be able to get this thing installed this weekend.

Thank you for your help!

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