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post #1 of 18 Old 08-09-2010, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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Gain Ground Clearance with Sway Bar Relocation

I do not have a Rubicon but I saw this video on YouTube and thought those who do might find this simple mod interesting.

This shop shows how to rotate the sway bar motor to gain almost two inches of clearance.

YouTube - ‪MetalCloak JK Sway Bar Ground Clearance Kit Installation‬‎

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I like the idea of the plug being on the top now but with a Shrockworks skid I don't think this mod would increase my clearance.

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One of my first mods. I did this a few years ago, but I don't think that bolt was available when I flipped mine.
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Gax, good quote on your avatar. One of the best books I ever read.
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what noticeable gain did you get out of it? Did it raise your front end up or just give you more clearance when flexing?
it just moves the motor up out of the way to not get smashed on rocks n stuff.

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Gax, good quote on your avatar. One of the best books I ever read.
Thanks...it is a very good book and always timely.

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I sold the motor... got a lot of ground clearance!

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what noticeable gain did you get out of it? Did it raise your front end up or just give you more clearance when flexing?


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it just moves the motor up out of the way to not get smashed on rocks n stuff.
What Mike said. I kind of laughed about the clearance gain part, but it does protect your motor. Some bumpers have skids for it, but mine was sticking out about 1" or so. Now its tucked very nice.
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I wish I had done this before I smashed my motor last night. It should have been designed that way.
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I have mine rotated, but not that much. I'll have to see if I still have the clearance to do that with my frame chop up there. Be VERY careful cutting that shroud, that condenser is super thin aluminum under pressure, extremely easy to put a hole in it.

I may gain 1" or so if I rotate it further

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The Metalcloak bolt is PRICEY!!!

I found a cheaper version.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#92981a410/=8i9lhb
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The Metalcloak bolt is PRICEY!!!

I found a cheaper version.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#92981a410/=8i9lhb
The thread length on the McMaster bolt is too short to engage threaded housing.
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I bought mine from Poly Performance.

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Mine clears the speed bumps at the mall just fine.


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x2. Rotated mine around last weekend. (And relocated the steering stabilizer while I was under there too) Thanks Poly!
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Just to share with you all, this is the clearance gained...





And the MetalCloak Sway Bar Relocation Kit has not only gone down in price... retail is only $19, but it also is part of our 20% Bumper Sale.

http://www.metalcloak.com/Jeep-Wrang...pers-s/150.htm


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$10 shipping for a bolt! I guess I will be going to Homedepot this weekend.

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