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Old 07-20-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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swaybar Q

I have an 06 TJ daily driver with a 2.5" lift. When we go trailing some friends say "hey you should get disco's " others say "just take your sway bar completely off you don't need it" can I just remove them? Or is that a bad idea?

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Old 07-20-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
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It should be disconnected for off-pavement use, if only for comfort (less of you getting shaken side-to-side over bumps). If you opt to do disconnects, the JKS Quicker Disconnects are a real pleasure to work with.

Discussions about removing the front swaybar entirely usually open up a can of worms, and many will advise against it. Ultimately this is a personal choice - either you like the way it behaves without a swaybar, or you don't, or you do but you're weirded out by the idea of not having a "safety device" in working order. As a personal choice, and I won't fault someone for making a choice that works for them, whatever that choice is. The rear swaybar should remain intact, regardless.

For what it's worth, I left my front bar disconnected for 2 years before I finally removed it entirely the last time I had my winch plate off. I routinely put on 600-1000 months per month for work, plus personal miles, and I like the way my TJ handles now more than I did before, especially over the crumbling roads here in Michigan.

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Thanks alot computeruser,
I think I'm going to try it without for a while to see how it rides.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:43 PM   #4
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I just drove my JK down the street with the sway bar off. I did not care for it at all. My little County road is way too bumpy. Yipes. couldn't image it going any faster than 35.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:13 AM   #5
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I just drove my JK down the street with the sway bar off. I did not care for it at all. My little County road is way too bumpy. Yipes. couldn't image it going any faster than 35.
You mean it didn't make it a bit of a smoother ride with the "give"?
I took mine off today to see how it feels, not much difference only a lil squirrely on the road in turns but I want to feel how it handles on the trails first.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:19 PM   #6
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You mean it didn't make it a bit of a smoother ride with the "give"?
I took mine off today to see how it feels, not much difference only a lil squirrely on the road in turns but I want to feel how it handles on the trails first.
It was a little smoother, but the body roll was a little much, course it is lifted as so the CoG is higher
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:09 PM   #7
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You should take it off for off road. I haven't ever off roaded with mine off because well I didn't know how. But I D/C the swaybar the other day to crawl on this log and it was a huge difference before and after.

Before:


After and flipping the log so it was as big as possible:


The body almost stayed level. barely moved at all. world of difference.

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