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post #1 of 16 Old 05-22-2012, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Front sway bars on 2005 Rubicon

I need to replace the front sway bars on my 2005 TJ Rubicon. It doesnt look like there is any damage to the bar itself but the bushing are smashed and the top one on the drivers side is split.

So my question is: Is it worth upgrading to a quick disconnect bar or stay stock? And do I need to replace the entire bar assembly or just the bushings. My jeep is stock. I am running 265 75 16 tires....

What kit should I get....

Thanks for all the help

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post #2 of 16 Old 05-22-2012, 09:49 PM
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Check the local pick'n'pull.

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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You have one sway bar. You're referring to the links.

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ok... the links.... sorry..... any recommendations?
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post #5 of 16 Old 05-22-2012, 10:31 PM
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If you are referring to the way bar links in the pic and do any offroading I would for sure recommend looking into some quick disconnects its makes your rider smoother/ and allows more flex on the trail.

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jeepinjeffrey,

Thank you that helps a ton! Its the sway bar link that the bushings are bad... yesterday after a day of fishing and some wheeling in rough rocky stuff I was coming home on the highway and hit a rough spot in the road. i was traveling about 60 or so and the front end of the jeep started to shimmy back and forth. this happened a few times on the ride home. I got under there this morning and noticed that the bushings are smashed and there is a lot of play in there. Do I need to look at other problems as well?
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No problem save that pic if you even need it again, and I would first replace those then if you have any more problems search something called "bump Steer" on here and take a look at that.

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Your sway bar and sway bar links have nothing to do with keeping the axle properly constrained. While the links may be worn down, that won't help your wobble issue.

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Your sway bar and sway bar links have nothing to do with keeping the axle properly constrained. While the links may be worn down, that won't help your wobble issue.
^This!

OP, since your Jeep has the stock suspension, the parts are pretty cheap. Again, junkyards/pick'n'pulls can be a goldmine.

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
My build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ru...thread-792423/
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The Moog's are WAY nicer for stock-height. #K3197. The ball joint so much beefier than stock or other aftermarket- and it has a zerk.

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you dont need quick disconnect endlinks on a rubicon. it has an electronic disconnect.
Not in 2005...
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was deleting it as you posted haha thanks though
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post #14 of 16 Old 05-26-2012, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Since this is the first time I have EVER notice that front end wobble issue.... And you say that its not the links.... What would it be....

I have decided to stick with the stock Links as I dont do extreme wheeling... Only from point A to B so I can hunt or fish. if it gets that rough I will walk
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Their are alot of things that could cause front end wobble from tires being out of balance to tierod ends, balljoints, and other things. Mine had a wobble after a tire rotation and it worried me at first but after a simple tire rebalance all was well.

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