Sway bars themselves will be on the front of your Jeep, the back of your Jeep, or even both. Some older model Jeeps may not have them at all. What is the rear sway bar purpose? The rear sway bar takes over when the front sway bar is done working going into and out of a turn
A sway bar is an important part of your Jeep's suspension. As part of the suspension, Jeep sway bars help reduce body roll when fast cornering and going over bumps and uneven terrain. The sway bar connects the left and right wheels together as well. Because the suspension is one of the most important systems on the Jeep, it usually get more attention than even cosmetic accessories, mods and gear.
The Importance of Sway BarsWhat's so important about suspensions anyway? The suspension is the part of the Jeep that makes you a hero or a zero when you hit the trails. While a stock suspension can get you to work daily, the trails are where you really want to go. Suspension upgrades are usually the most prominent consideration for anyone looking to do some off-roading.
The sway bar or, as it’s sometimes called, an “anti” swaybar, or a stabilizer bar, is meant to help do away with sway while driving your vehicle.
Sway bars don’t really have any moving parts, though they can flex a small amount. Commonly made from steel, some are hollow, some are solid. Their main function is to keep your truck or Jeep level when you make a turn. This becomes particularly handy when you’re on the highway at highway speeds. Anything you can do to make a Jeep handle better is a good thing. Especially if you’ve lifted it.
A sway bar is connected to your chassis, frame/suspension by two end-links. The name implies exactly where they are, on the ends of the sway bar, and they link the frame and suspension together.
A stock or everyday end link is typically nothing more than a rod with attachment holes for bolts at the end. The ends have a bushing, which is usually made from rubber, but they can be made from urethane on the better examples.
Sway bars themselves will be on the front of your Jeep, the back of your Jeep, or even both. Some older model Jeeps may not have them at all. What is the rear sway bar purpose? The rear sway bar takes over when the front sway bar is done working going into and out of a turn.
Now, for the off-roaders out there, you get a great option when it comes to sway bar end links. You can choose adjustable and quick-release options.
Once on the trail, you simply reach for the sway bar end link on your Jeep, release a pin, and safely disconnect it. The sway bar will still stay in place on your Jeep, you’re only disconnecting the end links.
Why do this? By disconnecting the end links, you’re allowing your suspension to have more travel and articulation. Making it easier to trail over obstacles and get in and out of trail situations. You’ll probably be moving slowly to navigate your Jeep over the terrain, so not using the sway won’t really mean anything at this point. More flex is best, right?
These better sway bar ends can also be adjustable. So no matter what kind of lift you have, you can get an end link that works best on your particular Jeep. The adjustment feature allows you to fine tune the length of end link.
We carry dozens of different types of sway bar end links (and some beefier sway bars too), so check with us when you’re ready to upgrade your Jeep. This is one suspension part that helps both on the highway and on the trail.