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Old 06-09-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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Sway bar disconnect

Any thoughts on sway bar disconnects? I'd like to do some trails but nothing crazy. Beginner to intermediate off road. Would they be necessary in my case??

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Old 06-09-2012, 07:53 AM   #2
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Any thoughts on sway bar disconnects? I'd like to do some trails but nothing crazy. Beginner to intermediate off road. Would they be necessary in my case??
I have rubicons and disconnect even on fire roads. The difference is night and day. It lets the suspension work instead of fighting against the sway bar. Get good ones, and make sure they come with a resting pin that gives you a place to put them when they're disconnected.

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Old 06-09-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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If you're doing any amount of articulation I would. It allows the axle to articulate and makes the ride smoother and more stable off road. If it's just dirt roads, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:04 PM   #4
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is your track bar removed too? im in a yj so the track bar was completely pointless,,, as far as wheeling without sway bars (none or discos) ive heard that it can give you up to 25% more articulation, i havent seen official studies on this, and ive never wheeled without sway bars and have made it through some pretty tough rock crawls! that being said, im sure i would make it through much more extreme stuff without sways... but to answer your ques- no sways will help w articulation, will benefit you on extreme rock crawls, but discos are by no means necessary on moderate trails
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I'd hope his trackbar isn't removed. He has a JK with a coil suspension so its pretty vital.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:58 PM   #6
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I'd hope his trackbar isn't removed. He has a JK with a coil suspension so its pretty vital.
I don't know what would be worse: driving a jk with no trackbar, or driving a jk drunk. I'm sure they would look the same if you were following that jeep!
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what if it is strictly a crawler?
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what if it is strictly a crawler?
Strictly a Crawler? I'd get a Currie Antirock
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not sure about jks but won't the shocks keep the axl in line enough?
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Strictly a Crawler? I'd get a Currie Antirock
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not sure about jks but won't the shocks keep the axl in line enough?
Doubt it, with the trackbar disconnected even turning the steering wheel moves the axle.

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Old 06-09-2012, 06:32 PM   #12
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For input on brands, I've heard nothing but good on the JKS Quick Discos. Thats what I'll be getting next for my Jeep.
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Are rear sway bar disconnects necessary? I think I'll go with the jks quick disconnects.
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Are rear sway bar disconnects necessary? I think I'll go with the jks quick disconnects.
Nope, the rear does not limit travel
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:21 AM   #15
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Thanks for the help. One more rookie question. Are trackbar and swaybar synonymous?
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Thanks for the help. One more rookie question. Are trackbar and swaybar synonymous?
Nope, sway bar controls body sway, track bar controls the lateral left to right motion of the axle and keeps it centered under the vehicle.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:31 AM   #17
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So... If I'm considering getting sway bar disconnects will I need to mess with the track bar for any reason? I really appreciate all the help...
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:04 AM   #18
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So... If I'm considering getting sway bar disconnects will I need to mess with the track bar for any reason? I really appreciate all the help...
Shouldn't have to touch it if all you're doing is getting sway bar disconnects.

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