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post #1 of 14 Old 11-05-2019, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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YJ front sway bar width?

Hey All, Can anyone help? My '79 cj5 is far from stock and suspension is no exception. Running OME YJ springs and wider ubolt plates so the CJ front sway bar is too narrow. Spent a good 2 hours here and in google trying to find the width of a YJ front bar.

Would anyone with a YJ measure the width of their front sway bar, from outside of the eyelet at the disconnect across to the outside of the eyelet?

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post #2 of 14 Old 11-06-2019, 02:09 PM
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I'd suggest that you use your CJ5 sway bar, and just fashion new mounting points onto the axle in the position that you want them. Aftermarket sway bar disconnects may help.

Something similar is on my YJ - JKS Quicker Disconnects. Look in my thread - page 6 shows the sway bar axle mounts. Page 11 shows the sway bar links installed:

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/...49/index6.html

If this doesn't help, I do have a YJ sway bar at home that I could measure. But the CJ5 frame is much, much narrower, and I'm 90% sure that the YJ sway bar won't be a help to you.


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Right close to 36 5/8".

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The cj5 bar is 33.25" and is 1-1.25" too short on each side after going to the wider 2.5" front leaf spring perches. Each disconnect (OEM) is 1.5" give or take wide. Going up to an 1 1/8" yj bar may be almost perfect if one disconnect is inboard of the eyelet, with the other outboard. Need to play around mocking it up for clearance next.
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Right close to 36 5/8".
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I'd suggest that you use your CJ5 sway bar, and just fashion new mounting points onto the axle in the position that you want them. Aftermarket sway bar disconnects may help.

Something similar is on my YJ - JKS Quicker Disconnects. Look in my thread - page 6 shows the sway bar axle mounts. Page 11 shows the sway bar links installed:

If this doesn't help, I do have a YJ sway bar at home that I could measure. But the CJ5 frame is much, much narrower, and I'm 90% sure that the YJ sway bar won't be a help to you.
Already planning jks disconnects. My front axle will change, d30 will never stand up to the 360 motor/6.32 trans/2.46 d20 combo with 33" if i want to beat on it. Keeping stock mounts on ubolt plates for the current time.

Yep, already know how much wider yj is. Sway bar shape and mount locations I think will allow for a direct swap, but need to see how the 1 1/8 bar bushings mount to cj frame to know for sure.
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Or, no sway bar. LS on 37's and drive on the highway... Same with my Stroker on 35's
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Or, no sway bar. LS on 37's and drive on the highway... Same with my Stroker on 35's
If I didn't occasionally commute to work on chicago expressways, I'd of done just that. Around here, need all the help you can get when the pricks in rush hour want the spot you are already in.
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Update for anyone who finds this in the future.

The YJ bar on a ’79 CJ5 worked out pretty easy. Both use the same frame mounting points and mount shells, the 1 1/8" YJ bar and bushing fit into the stock CJ shell.

The YJ bar doesn't have the turned down ends like the CJ bar does, but the stock YJ end links are longer and fit well but close to the knuckles on the D30. Other than length the YJ end links are the same dimensions, using the same bushings so they're a direct fit. Both passenger and driver end links are flipped from mounting outboard of the bar to inboard.

The only modification needed to the bar is drill out the taper due to flipping the links to inboard. I plan on using the JKS 4100 end links so this isn't an issue as the taper element is bypassed, replaced with a thru bolt and cone.

Next step is to mock up required endlink length and call up JKS to make sure the 4100 is long enough with all the mods.

As this setup will have the end links going on the outside of the spring mount and inside of the bar, will likely need a good size lever to take off the first one, or put on the second one. Who knows, may need to go with split end links like the jks 9300
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@jrpark22000 ... Reviving this thread from the dead to ask what you ended up doing? How much lift do you have, if any?


I have a 76 CJ5 that I'm about to swap a Scout II Dana 44 into, which will include putting OME YJ springs outside the frame rails (and crossover hy-steer, and probably other nightmares as yet undiscovered). It sounds like a YJ sway bar is exactly what I need. I have a 2.5" lift. Just wondering what your end-result looked like.
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post #11 of 14 Old 07-26-2021, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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I'm running OME spings, 2.5" lift give or take. Here's pics as it sits today.
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post #12 of 14 Old 07-26-2021, 11:03 PM
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That setup is just begging for a u-bolt flip.

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post #13 of 14 Old 07-27-2021, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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First it'll get the custom new D44 with an elocker
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