Modified The Swaybar

Ever since I installed the swaybar to combat the wicked amount of body roll, the rear end of the jeep has never articulated properly. The swaybar I ended up getting was designed to be stiff enough that front sway bar is not necessary. The bar measured out to be 1.060″ thick and claimed to be 30% stiffer than an Anti-Rock.  Since the jeep was a daily driver at the time and had a crazy amount of body roll, this sounded good. worked amazingly for the street.

There were some issues that arose from having such a stiff sway bar though. The biggest issue was that the rear never articulated properly. A year later I finally called  the local machine shop and asked them if they could take .160″ off my sway bar to make it .900″.

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The swaybar after being turned down from 1.060″ to .900″

The results were awesome! Now it is the about same stiffness as an Anti-Rock, allowing the full amount of articulation out of the rear suspension while maintaining stability.

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