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TJ Swaybar on a YJ

I'm planning on re-attaching a swaybar to my YJ, but one will not fit in the stock location do to modified steering. So I borrowed my buddies swaybar off of his '99 TJ. Here are a few pics of where it will be mounted. What does everyone think? The ends come pretty close to the frame/fenders, so I was wondering if it would be possible to heat them up and bend them out ever so slightly? Also, what do you think would be the best way to attach it to the axle, being as my tierod is pretty high up there?
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Looks to me as if its still a little to narrow. Is it? I don't know enough to answer your question about heating it up, But my first idea would be to cut it and add a piece in there to make it a little wider. Although, my ideas don't always work.. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: TJ Swaybar on a YJ

It is a little narrow, but that was the idea of heating up the ends and bendint them out, because right now they bend inward toward the frame rails. As for cutting and welding in a piece, I don't know if that'd be a good idea. The swaybar takes a lot of stress, and that weld would have to hold a lot of it. But someone else would have a better idea than I.
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Do you really need it??
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I'd guess he's a daily driver as well... maybe he does need that swaybar afterall [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: TJ Swaybar on a YJ

Yes, it is a daily driver and I DO need a swaybar...alteast with my current spring setup.

So anyone else have some ideas on doing this? Will I be okay heating it up and bending it a little bit? My biggest concern is how to mount it to the axle? Someone's got to know or have a good idea. I'm just concerned with where my tierod is.
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on my coil conv. kit pro-comp supplied a sleave and 2 bolts with inst. to cut in middle and use collar to make bar wider. That might work i had a machine shop do it as it's hardened and very hard to cut and drill hope that helps.I don't know about heating it up and bending it as that might take away from the strength
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