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    I was curious if anyone was running a sway bar on their CJ and if so, would you recommend one. I don't have any experince with a sway bar on my CJ, but I am thinking about putting one on because I have heard good things from the local 4X4 guy. Also, if you are running one, where does it attach, I am assuming it goes on the only two holes between the spring hanger and the bump stop? Got pictures?

  • #2
    For street or offroad?

    http://www.offroaders.com/info/tech-...way-bolts4.jpg

    This shows where/how the sway bar attaches, it has a bracket that bolts to the frame, and the sway bar attaches to the frame. It is the bracket with 2 bolts sticking down, nothing currently attached in the pic. Similar bracket on other side:
    http://www.offroaders.com/info/tech-...install1-l.jpg

    Another view: http://memimage.cardomain.net/member...43_14_full.jpg

    *not pics of my jeep, just stolen from google search*

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    • #3
      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...1/101_0186.jpg
      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...1/101_0185.jpg
      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...1/P1010624.jpg

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      • #4
        Thanks guys that was exactly what I was looking for. I want to run one to help the on road behavior of my Jeep. However there aren't even an brackets on my frame. Any Idea where I could get those? I don't think 4wd.com sells them.

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        • #5
          http://www.4wd.com/kyoung_4wdforums/...light=sway+bar
          Read that and somebody named Bret might can help ya out.

          Otherwise a junkyard should to you well. Might could also try 'wanted to buy' forum on JU or similar.

          It does plenty of good on the road especially on the highway, i'd say it's worth doing. I recently put mine back on and couldn't believe i'd driven 2 years without one. It does make the ride a little harsher around town with pot holes and such, but stability at speed is much appreciated.

          Good luck.

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          • #6
            You might have to get a set of spring plates for the front. The earlier jeeps had a spring plate with a mount for the shock on one side and the sway bar on the other. So if your front spring plates doesn't have two studs on it you will need a new set of fronts.

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            • #7
              I have the correct spring plate. It has the front one for the swar connecters and the back one for the shocks. I wasn't going to replace them until I took them off and had realized the P.O. had welded the broken corners back on to 3 of the 4. When I went to the local 4x4 guy he gave me the ones with both mounts.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by athenscj5
                I have the correct spring plate. It has the front one for the swar connecters and the back one for the shocks. I wasn't going to replace them until I took them off and had realized the P.O. had welded the broken corners back on to 3 of the 4. When I went to the local 4x4 guy he gave me the ones with both mounts.
                Cool, so all you need to do is get a bar and some discos. The bolts you can order from DC. If you need the part# J535 2787. You will need two of these bolts.

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                • #9
                  Actually I also need the sway bar frame brackets as pictured above. Like I said, there was nothing resembling a sway bar in my Jeep when I got it.

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                  • #10
                    I bought a set of Prothane (I think, could have been Daystar) swaybar bushings, and they had the brackets to go to the frame in the kit. but you should get the swaybar first, b/c you have to know the right diameter of the swaybar to get the right bushings. by the way, poly bushings are worlds better than the mushy factory rubber ones.

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                    • #11
                      I'm sure these guys will have all the parts you need. They have a large supply of used Jeep parts. Real good to deal with too.

                      http://www.collinsbrosjeep.com/

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for all the help guys. I got a used setup here locally that had everything I needed. Thanks!!!

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