My 2 cents. With the set up you are running you have zero need for an anti-rock. I would get different springs and/ or shocks, after researching them. Anti-rock shouldn't be an upgrade to make your jeep perform better ON road by any means. Most people tolerate that anti-rock on road because they like if offroad.
I have anti-rock ft. & back, I don't have the roll on road like everybody talks about but it could be because of shocks, LA suspension or wider width differentials.
I really don't know what the OP shoud get besides maybe save up a little and get both bumper & anti-rock.
Weight will creep up on your Jeep as you do add things. If it were me I wouldn't necessarily be looking to add heavier stuff just to smooth out the ride. My goal would be to get the equipment I want with the functionality I want at the lowest weight I could afford and then tune the suspension to fit that. Rather than simply adding heavy stuff to match the suspension.
I'd rather add a Savvy light weight bumper instead of a heavy steel bumper. Comparable performance but the light weight AL Savvy bumper will help the big picture more than adding 40 lb. of steel up front with a steel bumper. IF this mean different springs then so bit it. Keeping the weight down on our Jeeps will put less stress on components and help them perform better and last longer.
If the ride isn't clobbering you now then I'd be patient but I wouldn't add weight for the sake of adding weight. Does that make sense?
I have the OME on my TJ. Same deal. Bought it with the expectation (4 years ago) that i'd be armoring up and on 35's by now. Hasn't happened so I recently picked up a pair of the Light Duty Rear Springs and swapped out the HD springs (hanging on to them so i can re-install for bigger offroading trips loaded with gear or handle the 35's eventually )
The Lighter springs really didn't help much. A little, but not much. I paid 50 bucks for them and i am happy, though if i paid the 150+ or whatever they are from a shop i'd probably be disappointed.
Tire Pressure is really key on my jeep. when i get the tire pressure just right the suspension eats up the bumps it should and the jeep stays planted on the road and sways less than if the pressure is too low.
I have been driving without a front anti-sway bar to see if the ride is improved. It certainly seems to help. I'm thinking the AR is going to be my next upgrade.
Goodluck with your choice!
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I'd say antirock FTW, I can't wait till I have the money for one! If you really have to question if the insanely stiff front sway bar diminishes ride quality, disconnect it and spend some time driving on rough roads. An antirock isn't going to turn your jeep into a caddy, but it will certainly help from jarring your around on rougher roads.
2004 Rubicon - 4.0 - 5 speed manual - Rough Country 4" Stage II lift, RC front adjustable track bar, 2.2 shocks, 33x12.5x15 Goodyear MTR with Kevlar on Crager soft 8's, 4 Hella Black Magics, Edge Trail Jammer with Intake, JL TR 2-ways in the pods, Kenwood Excelon deck in the dash, Rough Country Stinger & Winch Plate, Trail Gear rear bumper w/ tire carrier, HiLift, Rock Krawler X Factor Plus Steering
I have never seen a need for a super strong bumper for a Jeep. Something has to give in a crash. If the bumper don't give the frame may and thats about the last part I would want to change. AR would do more for your Jeep I feel .
I can't wait to see how you like it. Wheeling in May?
where in May? definatly interested
still on the fence on the AR, i was actually just getting ready to order the bumper and steering skid from Rokmen. i'm not sure the AR is going to help on road as much as the bumper will. AHHHHHH if only i could make up my mind or order both
I had a bumper when I installed my HD front springs. Adding winch helped a little more. I test drove disconnected one day and I loved it. I can't drive on road like that so AR is on my list too.
Post up whatever you do. You can also get a used bumper and winch and use the saved money for AR.