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has anyone installed aftermarket sway bars?

i bought front and rear addco sway bars which have arrived. my dad and I are going to tackle the job tomorrow afternoon. according to the hayes manual we are to lift the vehicle to do the job, but i remember reading somewhere that we're supposed to leave the vehicle flat on the ground in order to do it. has anyone ever done it and if so can you give me any information that will help with the install...
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Re: has anyone installed aftermarket sway bars?

I beleive CHUCK on here put on some addco sway bars

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=5862

thats the link to his install if that helps any
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Hi, I actually did the rear Addco sway bar. It's advised to leave the vehicle flat but I had my vehicle on a lift. It's pretty much 4 bolts to remove, install new sway and put back bolts, then enjoy. I mean for me I didn't notice any ill effects because of lifting it but if you can, replace it while flat.
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Re: has anyone installed aftermarket sway bars?

yeah, you can do it on the ground, in the air you have more room to work with is all.
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Re: has anyone installed aftermarket sway bars?

What i understood from the whole story is that it is important to fasten all suspension parts with the vehicle weight on wheels. Here is what the jeep manual says:
CAUTION: Suspension components with rubber
bushings must be tightened with the vehicle at normal
ride height. It is important to have the springs
supporting the weight of the vehicle when the fasteners
are torqued. If springs are not at their normal
ride position, vehicle ride comfort will be affected
and cause premature bushing wear.
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Re: has anyone installed aftermarket sway bars?

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What i understood from the whole story is that it is important to fasten all suspension parts with the vehicle weight on wheels. Here is what the jeep manual says:
CAUTION: Suspension components with rubber
bushings must be tightened with the vehicle at normal
ride height. It is important to have the springs
supporting the weight of the vehicle when the fasteners
are torqued. If springs are not at their normal
ride position, vehicle ride comfort will be affected
and cause premature bushing wear.
Yep the easiest way is to bolt everything up then lower the vehicle onto a set of jackstands under the axle with the tires off. That way the vehicle is taking weight and you can still access everything easily to torque without being underneath.
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