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post #1 of 6 Old 09-10-2010, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Pitman Arm Hitting Sway Bar Pt. II

Mystery solved: The sway bar on this JK Rubi (and others) hits the front crossmember tube on both sides. When I saw that some time ago I used an angle grinder to take off enough of the tube on both sides to stop the rub. It took off just enough to stop the interference, but that was enough to let the sway bar slide to the right enough for the pitman arm to contact it at full left lock. The only way to stop this is to some way prevent the sway bar from sliding side to side, or to grind some of the bar away.

I went by the dealer this AM and looked at half a dozen new Rubis sitting on their lot. Sway bars on every one of the bastards hit the crossmember tube on both sides. More great Jeep engineering!

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-10-2010, 09:12 PM
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Never heard of this.
But a simple tube clamp or hose clamp on both sides of the sway bar, next to the bushings, would keep it from moving side to side.
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Thanks, Co4Lo, that's as good a suggestion as I've gotten. Will give it a try & see if the clamps can hold in place. If you take a stocker and hold the steering at full left lock there's only about 1/4" clearance between the pitman arm and the bar.
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I had the same issue on my 2 door!

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Never heard of this. But a simple tube clamp or hose clamp on both sides of the sway bar, next to the bushings, would keep it from moving side to side.
FWIW, if you have this problem CO4LO's hose clamp idea works like a charm.

(Edit to give credit where credit is due...sorry, Rod!)

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FWIW, if you have this problem Rodicon's hose clamp idea works like a charm.
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