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Stock Sway Bar Question...

Discussion in 'TJ General Discussion' started by EJD, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. EJD

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    I was working on installing my new front bumper today and I was trying to line up the bumpers mounting holes with the ones on the frame and since i'm installing a winch and have a touch of OCD I just wanted to to be as centered as possible.

    I took measurements from the furthest edge of the sway bar on each side to each end of my bumper and long story short, turns out my sway bar is not completely centered. It is a half inch over center on the passenger side, meaning the driver side is a half inch under center.

    It just got me thinking is this supposed to be dead centered? or is this being out of "alignment" potentially causing and different body roll on one side? or anything at all? Just curious as I have no idea and would like to understand things better.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. glwood

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    I don't believe it really matters, as long as none of the link ends are hitting anything. It's going to want to move some horizontally due to it not having any actual retainer as such.
     
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    Yeah I just wasn't sure if it made any ride difference. End links are a few inches away from anything, so looks like no big deal. Thanks!
     
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    The stock front sway bar tends to wander from side to side a bit.

    2003 Rubicon
     
  5. Jerry Bransford

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    The antiswaybar has some available side-to-side movement to follow the axle as it moves side-to-side as it moves up & down. The track bar makes the axle move sideways as the front suspension moves up & down.
     
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    As others have stated the sway bar does have movement but if the bushings are toast that's a different issue.
     

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