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Unread 10-30-2010, 01:41 PM   #1
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Stabilizer Bar vs Sway Bar. Same thing different word right?

A Stabilizer Bar and Sway Bar are the same thing but just have a different word correct?

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Unread 10-30-2010, 01:48 PM   #2
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Yep they are the same thing What is a stabilizer bar? - Ask.cars.com
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Unread 10-30-2010, 01:51 PM   #3
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I was watching an episode of Stacy David's gears where he was putting a Rusty's lift on a 4dr JK. He kept calling the control arms "links".
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I was watching an episode of Stacy David's gears where he was putting a Rusty's lift on a 4dr JK. He kept calling the control arms "links".
Control arms, that is different, that is what keeps the rear end attached to the vehicle. It's the links in your four link.
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Control arms, that is different, that is what keeps the rear end attached to the vehicle. It's the links in your four link.
Can you be more specific? As in, what's the difference between links and arms? I know what links are as far as sway bar links go, but I thought the JKs (or Wranglers in general) had a pair of upper and lower controls arms for each axle like our WJs. He kept calling the arms links....matter of fact, I think I remember him specifically calling them "control links". Is that not the same thing as control arms?

Not questioning you or even Stacy David (who I've become a fan of), but just trying to understand the mechanics a bit more.
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Unread 10-30-2010, 04:04 PM   #6
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Yea they are the same thing people just tend to calnl them differently.
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Unread 10-30-2010, 04:17 PM   #7
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control arms, trailing/leading arms, links, it's all the same.
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Unread 11-09-2010, 07:07 PM   #8
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Be aware though that there is such a thing on our WJs (and many others) as a steering stabilizer and it doesn't often go by any other name...

It's known to go bad by leaking out fluid after 7-8 years or @100-115K miles.
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