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Front Sway Bar Question

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Forgive, I don't know much about this stuff. Anyways, front sway bar its slipping to the right (See pic) and it is coming in contact with the frame. I loosened the nuts and adjusted the sway bar back and tightened down the bolts again. It moved again. Suggestion on how to solve my problem? Here are some pics.
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Forgive, I don't know much about this stuff. Anyways, front sway bar its slipping to the right (See pic) and it is coming in contact with the frame. I loosened the nuts and adjusted the sway bar back and tightened down the bolts again. It moved again. Suggestion on how to solve my problem? Here are some pics. View attachment 314955

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Same answer as always. Shaft collars on the sway bar on the insides of the mounts.
 
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Same answer as always. Shaft collars on the sway bar on the insides of the mounts.
I don't know what you mean entirely. Where can one get these shaft collars? Sorry to sound stupid, but I am still learning here! thanks so much!
 
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Do you have an adjustable length track bar up front? A suspension lift with the factory non-adjustable or a misadjusted adjustable track bar will pull the axle to the side and pull the antiswaybar to the side with it.
I believe the track bar is OEM style. I had it replaced about a year ago. If that's the case, what's the fix in your opinion?
 
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I believe the track bar is OEM style. I had it replaced about a year ago. If that's the case, what's the fix in your opinion?
Do you have an adjustable length track bar up front? A suspension lift with the factory non-adjustable or a misadjusted adjustable track bar will pull the axle to the side and pull the antiswaybar to the side with it.
I think its OEM style. Here are pics.
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That looks stock so your axle(s) are likely off-center from your 4" suspension lift. Do your tires stick out further on one side? If so the fix is an aftermarket adjustable length track bar(s). Making them longer will push your axle(s) back into the center.
 
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That looks stock so your axle(s) are likely off-center from your 4" suspension lift. Do your tires stick out further on one side? If so the fix is an aftermarket adjustable length track bar(s). Making them longer will push your axle(s) back into the center.
About a year ago, I had the jeep aligned and the track bar replaced. Work was done at a reputable alignment/suspension shop. I'm surprised that the mechanic didn't suggest an adjustable length track bar.
 
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I disconnected my sway bar when I lifted my jeep. Haven't reconnected it since. I don't drive a ton of miles on the road, still, I barely notice any additional roll when cornering. I guess I don't see the point of it unless you're driving mostly on the road...
 

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About a year ago, I had the jeep aligned and the track bar replaced. Work was done at a reputable alignment/suspension shop. I'm surprised that the mechanic didn't suggest an adjustable length track bar.
I’m not surprised. Many shops are stupid. As @Jerry Bransford asked, is your tire on one side sticking out further than the other? With 4” lift and stock TB I guarantee it is. No use getting the collars. You need an adjustable front TB so you can center the axle under the Jeep. Then it will stop pulling the sway bar to one side.
 

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I disconnected my sway bar when I lifted my jeep. Haven't reconnected it since. I don't drive a ton of miles on the road, still, I barely notice any additional roll when cornering. I guess I don't see the point of it unless you're driving mostly on the road...
Are there any other parts on the rig that assist with chassis control when cornering?
 

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I disconnected my sway bar when I lifted my jeep. Haven't reconnected it since. I don't drive a ton of miles on the road, still, I barely notice any additional roll when cornering. I guess I don't see the point of it unless you're driving mostly on the road...

Very much needed for safety on the road.
 

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Then it will stop pulling the sway bar to one side.
Do a little test for me. Next time you accelerate from a stop with enthusiasm, take note as to how the front end lifts and whether it lifts evenly, or one side tends to lift higher and if so which side.
 

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Do a little test for me. Next time you accelerate from a stop with enthusiasm, take note as to how the front end lifts and whether it lifts evenly, or one side tends to lift higher and if so which side.
We know the driver side lifts more due to rotational engine torque.