What Is a Sway Bar?Last Updated February 5, 2020 | Alison Smith
Sway bars, often referred to as stabilizer bars or anti-roll bars, are featured in many vehicles to help prevent vehicle body roll and lean, especially when cornering. Sway bars are attached to the chassis, helping connect both the right side and left side in order to stabilize the vehicle while still permitting each side’s suspension to move on its own. While sway bars are great for certain driving applications such as on the track or on the trail, the purpose that each sway bar serves will be quite different depending on the scenario. Let’s look at Jeep sway bars and how they improve performance off-roading and on the street.
Shopping for new wheels and tires for your Jeep is an exciting process, but there’s also a lot of technical information that you’re going to need before making a decision. Finding out the proper specifications is key to making sure all your aftermarket parts fit cohesively with no issues. Jeep bolt patterns, wheel size, backspace, and offset are critical in determining the correctly sized wheels you will need for your rig.
If there’s any indicator that there’s something wrong with your Jeep Wrangler, the check engine light would be the biggest clue. However, just because the check engine light is on, doesn’t mean there’s anything seriously wrong with it. From a loose fuel cap to a cylinder misfire, there are several reasons why the check engine light may turn on. By determining the proper Wrangler engine code, you can get a clear idea of the root of the problem so you can find a solution.
The Jeep Wrangler is built for the outdoors, whether that’s crawling over rocks, racing in the desert, or traversing a creek. All JK and JL Wranglers are Trail Rated, as well as some of Jeep’s other vehicles including certain models of the Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Compass, and Renegade. But what does Trail Rated mean, exactly? Jeep’s Trail Rated vehicles have surpassed an extreme series of tests in five areas: articulation, ground clearance, maneuverability, traction, and water fording.
Going off-roading for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. If you’re planning your first trailblazing trip, then be sure to check out these tips on off-roading for beginners. Always be prepared for anything and everything, stay with a group, and have fun! Don’t forget recovery gear in case you get stuck. Pack extra snacks and water in case of an emergency, as well as blankets.