Swaybar Shifting Over Fix
rotating my tires and doing a routine check of things, I noticed that
my swaybar had completely shifted over towards the driver side of
my Jeep and was now causing my swaybar link to rub up againt the frame
rail. Well, I was able to re-center my swaybar by grabbing and then
yanking it over but within a day, it had completely shifted back over.
Needless to say, a more perminant solution was in order.
After doing some research, I found that this is in fact a common problem
with many TJ owners and the best solution would be to upgrade the
swaybar with a Currie
Anit-Rock system. This sounded great to me all the way until I found
that it costs about $300. I still would love to have one of these
setups but until I can afford it, I decided to find a cheaper solution
and this is it.... shaft collars.
You Will Need
Two-Piece Clamp-On Collar Steel
1-3/16" Bore, 2-1/16" OD, 1/2" Width
• 3/16" Allen Wrench
Go to McMASTER-CARR
and order (2) shaft collars as specified above. They should only cost
$6.15 a piece.
2. Begin by removing
your plastic swaybar cover. There are only two bolts on either side
attaching it to your frame.
3. Grab your swaybar
from the passenger side of your Jeep firmly and yank it towards you
until it is centered again. Make sure your swaybar links have enough
room between the frame rails. If you cannot yank your swaybar over,
just loosen the mounts a bit first.
4. Un-assemble your
two-piece steel shaft collars and then install them onto your swaybar
just on the inside of your swaybar mounts as shown in the pic to the
5. Re-install your plastic
cover and you should be done.
Please let me know if you have any questions.