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Spanky Malone 01-05-2013 12:23 PM

Rear Swaybar Install on 2008 Overland
 
Just replaced the OEM front swaybar on my '08 Overland with a new SRT unit from JustForJeeps and what a difference it made! Aside from the usual rusted bolts, install was a snap.

Now I've turned my attention to the rear bar, and am getting ready to install an ADDCO to replace the pencil-thin OEM bar. I've read through multiple threads, including the very informative DIY by jahkneefive, grabbed the appropriate tools and got started.

I was surprised to find that my rear swaybar end links are different than described by others.... The link bolts into the unibody up top as expected, but at the swaybar connection, the "bolt" doesn't have a head, resembling a TRE. Using an 18mm wrench, I discovered the "bolt" just spins. :mad:

What's the deal here? I will likely just use a clamp of some sort to load the threaded post and remove the nut, but wanted to get some insight from others that have tackled this swap.

TIA!

bobharly 01-06-2013 12:24 AM

Re: Rear Swaybar Install on 2008 Overland
 
You need a torx T-40 to get it off. At the end of the stud/bolt you will see or feel an indent. That's where you get a hold of it to spin the nut off with the 18mm.

Spanky Malone 01-06-2013 09:45 PM

Re: Rear Swaybar Install on 2008 Overland
 
I'll check it out... Thanks!

Billyb.cpt 01-06-2013 09:51 PM

Re: Rear Swaybar Install on 2008 Overland
 
In what respect did the front SRT sway bar affect the ride?

Spanky Malone 01-07-2013 10:54 AM

Re: Rear Swaybar Install on 2008 Overland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Billyb.cpt (Post 733573)
In what respect did the front SRT sway bar affect the ride?

On my 2008, it significantly reduced the front end dive during turn-in, and was most noticeable while negotiating on and off-ramps. Jeep now stays flatter through turns and the front end feels more responsive at speed. However, the swap did magnify the shortcomings of my OEM rear swaybar :D


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