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Old 08-06-2009, 04:42 PM   #1
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How do you disconnect the stock sway bars?

Just wondering because its about that time to go off road.

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Just wondering because its about that time to go off road.
You will need a Torx T-55 bit to remove the bottom link.

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Old 08-06-2009, 09:24 PM   #3
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get a couple of nice thick zip ties to hold it up out of the way also.
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get a couple of nice thick zip ties to hold it up out of the way also.
a bungee cord works well too. it is reusable and easy to do/un-do.
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ok so i got all that stuff...but do you tie it to the tie rod after it folds down??
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ok so i got all that stuff...but do you tie it to the tie rod after it folds down??
The sway bar??Nooo. You push it up and secure the links with cord or zip ties. I love sip ties
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The other option is to leave it alone. See how far you can push it stock. Become a more-practiced off road driver, then start bending the vehicle to meet your needs.

Huge tires and huge flex have become the mantra for lots of us in the off road world. But remember that these trails were around when people thought 28" tires were big, and suspensions hardly flexed at all.

You'll have all sorts of fun in a stock Wrangler.
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The sway bar??Nooo. You push it up and secure the links with cord or zip ties. I love sip ties
So after you un-do the bottom bolt you just push it up and ziptie it?
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So after you un-do the bottom bolt you just push it up and ziptie it?
After you remove the bar from the pin on the axle.. which that bolt might come out as well. You then fold it upwards and secure it. If you have a lift.. you may be able to bend the short bar back and on top of the coil spring tower. If not use zip tie, bungie etc... Do not disconnect the rear sway bar at this point.
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It should look similar to this

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It should look similar to this

You have upgraded ones though....

Will my stock ones fold up like that?? Because it looks to me like if you unbolt the bottom the top won't let it swing up but will it?
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You have upgraded ones though....

Will my stock ones fold up like that?? Because it looks to me like if you unbolt the bottom the top won't let it swing up but will it?
no they will not, but the concept is the same.. move the main sway bar up as far as it will go, and secure it. The short arm will not be in the plain of the tire or coil, or at least should not be. You can sometimes push down on the jeep, make the coil tower go lower a bit and wedge the short arm into/onto the coil tower area, if not no big deal.
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no they will not, but the concept is the same.. move the main sway bar up as far as it will go, and secure it. The short arm will not be in the plain of the tire or coil, or at least should not be. You can sometimes push down on the jeep, make the coil tower go lower a bit and wedge the short arm into/onto the coil tower area, if not no big deal.
So it will look somewhat like yours but it will be at about a........45 degree angle i'm guessing???

One more question....It is possible to take the whole thing out correct? Is that just more of a pain to put back in?
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One more question....It is possible to take the whole thing out correct? Is that just more of a pain to put back in?
If it starts to become an inconvenience, just upgrade to a pair of "quick disconnects". JKS makes a pretty good set. Before I upgraded to my SwayLOC, I ran Teraflex's "Quick Disconnects" which I thought were pretty good.

Another alternative is to remain connected by using a torsion bar that flexes during off-roading. Currie's Antirock is used by many Jeepers and many swear by its performance. However, the Antirock does give more bodyroll on the road compared to the stock antisway bar.
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I run without a front sway bar on the road. 4in of lift and 33s. I don't mind not having it. You can pull it off it gets a little looser in the corners but not really noticeable by anybody but yourself since you drive it everyday.
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mine disconnected is very noticeable around corners or just changing lanes. Ill drive it on the street cautiosly but no way on the highway.

my RE gen 2 discos came with an extra set of stud mounts i installed on the inner fender to keep the sway bar high and dry while wheeling.


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