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Quickor Front Performance Swaybar Install

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a suspension freak. I spent years racing BMW's and my daily drivers are highly modified BMW's. So suspension tuning and handling is something that I am very anal about.

That being said, I HATE it when I make the switch from by BMW to the Jeeps. It's a total different driving experience (and expected) but I am always looking for ways to improve the handling on the Jeeps; especially since the smallest Jeep we own is at 3.5" and 33" tires.

I've tired various products in the past and with most have gotten good results. With the Jeep's it's a fine line between good road handling and still being able to perform well off road on the trails. Some products will improve the on road characteristics but hinder the off road performance greatly. So some things I'd like to add to the Jeeps I simply haven't due to the fact we wheel our Jeeps quite often.

One thing I've really been wanting to add is an upgraded performance swaybar. I know from experience with the BMW's how much of an improvement a set of swaybars helps and wanted to see if they would do the same on the Jeeps. I had done my research on them and found that the only company that makes an upgraded swaybar for the Jeep XJ/MJ was Addco. I had planned on purchasing one but than was contacted by a friend out of Canada that had another option for me.

I ended up picking up a Quickor Performance front swaybar kit. A bit of the history behind Quickor. Quickor Eng. was founded by Glenn Risburger back in the early 80's in Canada. They started off making performance swaybar kits for track cars. Glen than sold Quickor to Warn Ind. and went to work for their truck division in 1986. Glenn and Quickor parted company in mid 1990. Warn kept the ground effects and swaybar portion of the company and the bushing side was sold to Marcore of Canada. Warn than basically ran Quickor into the dump and Quickor filled bankruptcy in the late 1990's and the company today no longer exist.

Why the history lesson? Well Quickor worked with the factory Mopar Jeep team in the mid 80's and early 90's on the MJ racing teams. The Quickor bar for the Jeep XJ/MJ's was designed directly for the MJ race team, tested by them and than put on the market for the general consumer.

So enough with the history lesson (if you even carried anyways), and onto the install. We decided to put the swaybar on Rebecca's XJ as it seems to be the "family car" and we drive it the most. Her XJ is running a RE 3.5" lift with 33" Maxxis Bighorns and a lot more other goodies. The handling is not bad with the low center of gravity and the addition of a tracbar brace. However I wanted to stiffen up the front even a bit more.

Here is a before shot of the factory front swaybar. We are running RE Gen.2 quick disco's with it as well.



Here is a shot of the Quickor Performance front swaybar kit. It comes with the bar, poly bushings/mounts, and swaybar end links.



Here are a few shots of the Quickor bar compared to the factory OEM bar. Notice the size difference. The Quickor bar is also solid stock and weighs a ton more than the factory OEM bar does.







Next was to install the poly bushings and mounts for the bar. I was happy with the way the bushing fit snuggly around the bar and the mount is also very beefy.



And a shot of the bar installed. We also fitted the RE Gen.2 swaybar disco's on. They fit nicely with the bar.



Final thoughts? WHY HADN'T I DONE THIS SOONER!?! It's amazing with the difference of the new bar. Steering feels very responsive now and the front does not roll like it used to in the corner. Nice thing is the bar will not hinder any off road performance as we disconnect it anyways. It was well worth the money I have in the bar. Install was simple and only took an hour and that was with taking pictures. I'd recommend an upgraded performance swaybar to anyways looking for less body roll with lifted rigs or for you street guys who like to take corner at higher speeds.

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Very interesting.... I have never heard of these before.  Def. something that the wife would be interested in.

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If anyone is interested I have 6 more kits coming. PM me for more info.

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Nice, I like's, Wonder if Motion Off Road is going to get these in store for sale ??????
Think Id like to get one myself, I Also never seen a sway bar upgrade before.

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Nice, I like's, Wonder if Motion Off Road is going to get these in store for sale ??????

Think Id like to get one myself, I Also never seen a sway bar upgrade before.


http://motionoffroad.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=433

 



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I've seen others (Adico), but they recomend not using discos. Any issues with yours Adam?

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I've seen others (Adico), but they recomend not using discos. Any issues with yours Adam?

Can't say I have any issues with using the disco's on the Quickor bar.

It does make sense that upgrading the swaybar would put more stress on the end links (or disco's if thats what your running), but I would think that a quality set of disco's are just as strong (if not stronger) than the end links that come with the kit.

 



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oh geez...

the 'wish list' for my Jeep just got longer.

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oh geez...

the 'wish list' for my Jeep just got longer.




 The Jeep is still on my wish list... biggrin


 

Looks good Adam!



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Well I was so happy with the results from the front bar I splurged and ended up ordering the rear bar as well from Motion. Rebecca's XJ never had a rear bar on it since we got it and it's always been a bit "rear end loose". Figured it would help tighten up the suspension on the road.

More info on Motion's website here; http://motionoffroad.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=69

Here is a photo of it. Will post more photo's when I get it installed.

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so when are you putting it up against you bmw on a corse?

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I just checked Motion Offroad for the swaybar and they are sold out. I am not in the market for one now, but I defiantly have it on my wish list. Any word on whether or not they will have them again?

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As far as I know, the Quickor Swaybars are done. I believe the company is not in business anymore.

SO, if you find one you better buy it up because they are going to be hard/impossible to find!

I am not sure if there are other aftermarket options though. MOTION??? Maybe they can answer that!

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