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post #1 of 9 Old 10-19-2017, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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Rear sway bar diameter wk vs XK

Can someone tell me real quick, what the diameter is of the rear sway bar of either the wk or XK, i have a wk, but the previous owner removed the rear. I ordered the rear and front sway from XK(which is supposed to be the SRT8 stuff), but i want to make sure the rear is correct, because it still looks a bit small.


2001 WJ Limited NV247 4.7
2008 KK Limited MP253 3.7
2008 WK Limited NV245 3.0 CRD
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-19-2017, 07:12 AM
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I think you have to order the SRT8 bar - I was under the impression the WK and XK used the same bar.

Original bar is 16mm - the SRT8 bar is 20.25mm - at least on my calipers.
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post #3 of 9 Old 10-19-2017, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much. That helps confirm. The rear i measured was 20.5mm. I was just making sure the salvage yard sent the right one. They said one of theirs was broken and had to get a new bar. You can get both sways from any XK, they are the same as the SRT8.

2001 WJ Limited NV247 4.7
2008 KK Limited MP253 3.7
2008 WK Limited NV245 3.0 CRD
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post #4 of 9 Old 10-19-2017, 07:20 AM
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Cool. Yeah, I just ordered the SRT8 front and rear. I honestly couldn't tell much difference between the fronts... I heard the WK non-srt8 bar is hollow, but I can't tell. I suppose you'd have to put both of them on the scale to weigh the difference.

So the previous owner removed the rear sway entirely? What's it feel like to drive without the rear sway???
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post #5 of 9 Old 10-19-2017, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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It feels like a death trap. It has the ome lift and Wrangler Rubicon wheels and tires (32"+). That's why looked into it. The bar will make a huge change for me and then i can feel much safer on the highway.
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2001 WJ Limited NV247 4.7
2008 KK Limited MP253 3.7
2008 WK Limited NV245 3.0 CRD
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-19-2017, 07:26 AM
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Yeah I bet! The rear SRT8 sway was one of the best mods for the all around feel of the drive. It stiffened up the rear end a bit, moving away from that luxury ride feel, but I don't mind that at all.
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post #7 of 9 Old 10-19-2017, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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I'm really excited, because it's scary on the turns

2001 WJ Limited NV247 4.7
2008 KK Limited MP253 3.7
2008 WK Limited NV245 3.0 CRD
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post #8 of 9 Old 10-19-2017, 06:49 PM
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I have the Addco bars front and rear. Love them.
I don't think the stock bar is hollow especially for the v8, it's pretty heavy.

Swapping the rear sucks. I cut the old bar in half to get it out. Putting the new one in take a lot of patience and trial and error.
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post #9 of 9 Old 10-19-2017, 09:56 PM
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I replaced my bars with the srt8 / commander bars & did notice a fair improvement. the front bar was quick & clean on the install. the rear was a bit more difficult. I removed both rear wheels. disconnected both links from the bar, unbolted the mounts & slid the bar out the right side. it wouldn't fit out the left side. took all of about 40 min R & R. The commander rear springs also helped handling a lot, but that's another story,
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