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post #1 of 11 Old 04-20-2012, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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85 CJ7 Spring Over Axle Swaybar?

Anyone able to do it? I have a SOA and I'm new to jeeps, and my swaybar is FUBAR. Like its totally broken. Im not looking to go fast in this, I only really need to go 55, so if I can run it without a swaybar, what are recommendations for that? Id really like to not tip over lol. Pics of my current swaybar setup are at the bottom of this thread if it helps.

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-20-2012, 03:27 PM
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I'd be more concerned with your draglink/steering.
I'd also like to know where the caster is at ?
But to answer your question, They make heavy duty off the shelf spring plates with bolt on,screw in studs.
http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=2873
I'd also get a set of quick disconnects while you are at it.
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I built my own short links so the sway bar is kept level.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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Don't run it on road without a sway bar. Sure, you can do it, but you sacrifice a lot of safety in the process.


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post #5 of 11 Old 04-20-2012, 06:13 PM
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I simply welded some tabs on to the axle tubes.
Pull out the lynch pin, and the pin slides out releasing the sway bars.



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Cool, you guys rock
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post #7 of 11 Old 04-23-2012, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered the RR spring plates for the right and left hand side, and I was wondering if I rotated my bar up a little, I could create enough distance for these, which seem like a pretty good deal. Please keep in mind that my jeep isnt a dedicated hardcore rock climbing super duper every ounce of my check jeep. Its a budget build kinda thing thats meant to be pure fun.

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post #8 of 11 Old 04-23-2012, 10:04 PM
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I put my stock plate on top of my perch and made me a new top plate. i also have a 2'' block but you dont need that. you can see here.
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^^^ Example of what NOT to do.....

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Deleted.. Already being discussed in another post about soa

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post #11 of 11 Old 04-24-2012, 11:11 AM
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another thing to consider is 1 ton spring plates off a gm, they have a threaded hole on the side and WONT bend like your stock one did. in this pic you can see them, but the threaded hole is on the left side ( i had to swap the plates when i put in new springs) but you get the idea. this picture was taken first thing when i bolted the axles in, so i know there are problems (shocks, front driveshaft, swaybar is upside down) but they are all fixed now
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