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post #706 of 731 Old 06-16-2014, 07:50 PM
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The side bolsters make entering and exiting the Jeep a little tougher but the extra support is well worth it.
Agreed.... Can't imagine running anything deeper on a DD rig. Wife hasn't given it a shot yet so that should be interesting when it happens

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I originally ordered an anti rock but they were on backorder and couldn't give me a delivery date. And no rear sway bar sucked.

This one was in stock. So it won. So far so good.

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I have a stock rear sway bar so that's not an issue and when I get around to wanting it done, if the Antirock is in back order, I can wait.

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Well.... I needed a rear swaybar solution before getting around to the Antirock so I poked around in my garage and came up with one. Years ago I had ordered a Full Traction rear swaybar so I dug it out and ordered a new set of Antirock links. Blaine helped me out with enlarging the holes to accommodate the new linkage and then I got to work this afternoon. Haven't driven it yet but that will happen tomorrow. The stocker was toast... It was tweaked and the bushings were gone which was letting it slide sideways and it was getting into my control arms. It's a bit beefier than the stock bar but it's also longer so I think everything will balance out.

Edit: sorry for the blurry pic but I was having a hard time with the camera under the Jeep.... Dealing with a broken thumb from a MTB crash on Wednesday.
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I really like that combo for the rear.

What is the bar size? I know addco and hell wig both make a larger than stock bar. The fronts are 1.25 but I think the rear bar is 3/4-1 inch chromoly.
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It's 3/4 and I took it to Blaine as I don't have a drillpress or carbon bits to get through hardened spring steel.... The opinion after he drilled it was that it's pretty soft. Not like the stocker. We'll see how long it lasts LOL.

As for the performance..... Huge improvement. I used the mounting points furthest out on the bar and adjusted the linkage so that the bar ends and linkage didn't hang down below my control arms.

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awesome- thanks for quick response.
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Curious as to how you'll like it on the trail. I have the Addco in the rear with an Antirock up front.

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I've always run the stock rear bar modified with Antirock links and while the FT bar is a bit larger in diameter, the arms on which the links mount are longer than the stocker which I think will balance things out. We'll see. The Jeep is noticeably flatter in the corners on road.

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I just read a good amount of this thread and I really liked how everything turned out Robert I see there haven't been any updates since July, any recent updates being left unspoken?
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I actually do have a project in progress that I should be putting some updates up in the next couple/three weeks or so. Thanx for asking

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i actually do have a project in progress that i should be putting some updates up in the next couple/three weeks or so. Thanx for asking
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I actually do have a project in progress that I should be putting some updates up in the next couple/three weeks or so. Thanx for asking
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Agreed.... Can't imagine running anything deeper on a DD rig. Wife hasn't given it a shot yet so that should be interesting when it happens
Looks like the seats I have (Twisted Stitch, APEX seats) have bolsters that are a bit higher. You do have to kind of "hop" out of them, but once you do it a few times it's easy. I was a little concerned about this as well, but after DDing my willys with these seats, I decided to get some for the TJ as well.

Once I mount them to the roll cage (I'll be working on the cage soon) they will be mounted a little bit lower, and leaned back a little bit more. Will be a more comfortable seating position, and will probably be a little bit easier to get in and out of. Though it's not difficult to get in an out as is. You just can't "slide" out of them like with the factory seats, you have to grab the roll cage and pull your self up and out. Sounds like alot of work, but once you do it a few times and figure it out, it's really no problem.

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