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Old 01-18-2020, 05:25 PM
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Adding a sway bar

I would like to add a sway bar to my J10, which didn't come with one. I don't think the spring plates have sway bar mounts.
1. Do I have to get the plates with mounts, or are there other alternatives?
2. Will my frame have holes for the bushing mounts?

I appreciate any help anyone could provide. I am putting on new front springs in the next few days, so if I have to switch the plates I'd like to do it now...
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:16 PM
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I would like to add a sway bar to my J10, which didn't come with one. I don't think the spring plates have sway bar mounts.
1. Do I have to get the plates with mounts, or are there other alternatives?
2. Will my frame have holes for the bushing mounts?

I appreciate any help anyone could provide. I am putting on new front springs in the next few days, so if I have to switch the plates I'd like to do it now...




The frame on a 76 that did not come with a factory sway bar will need to have a mount welded to the frame. You will also have to find a 76+ sway bar, spring plates, sway bar U-Mount, Bolts, connecting link, and the special studs that that hold it in place.
If you have a lift kit, you will need extended connecting links for it.


I have two 76 Waggy's, and one came with a sway bar, and the other did not.
My first Wagoneer is the one that came without.
After driving my Chuchua Waggy with, I was sold!
My yellow Wagoneer handled so much better on the road with the sway bar.


Here is a picture of the mount I had to add to the frame;



You could sawzall or gring a factory mount from a junkyard, but I just welded some C channel in there and tapped out two holes to mount the bar.


These are the spring plates you will need from a donor Wag:


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Old 01-19-2020, 02:37 PM
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Thanks for that information. I will try to start gathering up the parts.
I posted in the want ads to see if anyone has any of the parts, hopefully I hear back from someone. There aren't many of these in the salvage yards around me.
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Old 01-22-2020, 02:32 PM
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If you need any pictures of the factory mounts on the frame, and how I added mounts to the Waggy that did not come with a SB let me know?
I see you might of found everything you need in the wanted section.
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Old 01-22-2020, 02:53 PM
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So on this same subject has anyone installed a rear anti sway bar,? they are listed on one of the vendors
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:16 PM
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So on this same subject has anyone installed a rear anti sway bar,? they are listed on one of the vendors




I have one that I pulled off of my 74 waggy, but that thing was destined to the scrap yard, so I have no idea how well it worked? I mean that Wagoneer was hashed, and it did not have a front bar anyways.


So I do plan to install it on one of my 76's later on how ever. I have pictures of it installed (mainly so I can remember how to put on another Jeep later.

But this should be in a new thread on "rear sway bars".
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Old 01-23-2020, 04:19 PM
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I *think* I can see what you did fairly well from the pictures you posted. I will be attempting to do the same thing. The one thing I may need is to know the distance to the frame mounts out from some fixed point so I can properly locate them.
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