ok i was looking at my jeep and thinking that with the lift tires and the locker it aint made for slalom racing so i was thinking about removing the front sway bar??? has anyone done this? if so how much does it really alter on road handling ???
Theres really not much difference. I drove around for a long time with mine disconnected, but then my pa started bitchin at me about the safety factor. And its true, if you need to make a sudden turn or quick movement, your going to be all over the road. Just get some disconnects and leave it at that.
"first you learn to crawl, then walk, then drive, then crawl again."
I took my swaybars out... I have bungees holding the bar from dropping on my steering
I would say GO FOR IT!!!
It is far better on long travel I found, as you arent bouncing around like mad. Take the trac bar out too... youll notice a huge road difference, and a HUGE flex difference offroad.
1987 3" lifted YJ with 31" KOs new paint etc.
I've got stiff coils in the front of my XJ and have totally removed the swaybars...
The rear has been out since I bought the XJ and it was a stocker...the front has been out since I did the 6" lift. I haven't had probs but like I said...I have stiff coils up front and am running 33x12.50's...
No probs here, but then I'm not Jeff Gordon either...
Phil M. - Kent, WA
95 XJ Sport w/Stuff
"Who cares about a list of crap, can you drive it?"
[This message has been edited by nikon_jeeper (edited January 17, 2002).]
sorry i forgot to mention the jeep is a yj...and ya i think i will take it out and see how it is ...also braer i have the sway bars out of my 89 cherokee that was stolen if your interested in the bars there yours ...just email me and let me know...
Not having a swaybar or not having it connected will put unwanted stress on the rear end of your vehicle. I drove around for about a year without my front swaybar connected and from all of the driving and extra body roll I ended up having to replace the carrier in my rearend.(I donot have a rear swaybar)- mabye this was the better part of my problem, but I suggest why put your rig in that position, just buy quick disco's and disconnect when you need to.