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Old 09-15-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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When installing my BB on my 94 ZJ I broke the driver side of my rear sway bar. My questions are 1. Do I need a rear sway bar really? 2. If I do need one, what are some good after market replacements?

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Toss it. The one that makes all the diff is the front.
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That should make it even easier to throw in the trash!
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Curious to how you broke it, sure it wasent just a sway bar link? And if you need one and pay for shipping from 17022 you can have my old one.
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I would not run without a rear sway bar on a rear coil spring suspension. There is no friction to dampen the swaying motion like on a leaf spring suspension.
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I would not run without a rear sway bar on a rear coil spring suspension. There is no friction to dampen the swaying motion like on a leaf spring suspension.
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Curious to how you broke it, sure it wasent just a sway bar link? And if you need one and pay for shipping from 17022 you can have my old one.
It was bent where it connects and ended up breaking completely off so I used a saw to cut the other side off since the bolts were seized up... I will look into shipping and get back to you on your sway bar
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Gottcha just pm if u want it.
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I would not run without a rear sway bar on a rear coil spring suspension. There is no friction to dampen the swaying motion like on a leaf spring suspension.
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Coil springs and leaf springs are very different!
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The rear sway bar on a zj does nothing. I recently took my front and rear off and have no problems daily driving. When I took my rear off I noticed no difference at all. After the front was off you notice it but it's nothing that would concern me. I did put on new shocks and did a f/r swap before taking them off though.
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I was kind of wondering too about the rear sway bar. I am doing my long arms and the instructions mentioned to remove the rear sway bar and it will not be used after the rear long arms are installed due to clearance issues. It is a pretty puny little sway bar for a 4k lb rig. I think I'll beef up the front with something a little stiffer since I'm going without.
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Just started taking mine off - I assumed as mentioned that it is basically useless.
Now I DO tow some light stuff - Lawnmowers, John Boats, 4 wheeler etc..
Is that an issue?
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The rear sway bar on a zj does nothing. I recently took my front and rear off and have no problems daily driving. When I took my rear off I noticed no difference at all. After the front was off you notice it but it's nothing that would concern me. I did put on new shocks and did a f/r swap before taking them off though.
Says the guy with the upside down ZJ...
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Speaking from experience, the rear sway bar on a ZJ does help considerably more than on an XJ. The reason being as all stated above: coil suspension. You will certainly notice it missing. That being said, I've ran my ZJ without front or rear sway bars once, it's feels like a boat when cornering.
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damn didn't realize I was in ZJ - found this thread on a search. I am rolling an XJ
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