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Old 03-24-2010, 10:28 AM   #1
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disconnect and swaybar question

I tried searching and it only provided limited results. So here is a question: I know you can get the disconnects for the front sway bar, which aids in flexing and traction on the front, but what about the back?

Is there a need to disconnect the back? Is there a limit to the rear flexing that can be helped with some type of disconnect?

I haven't seen or read anything on it, it just kind of popped into my head as I educate myself on the Jeep workings.

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Old 03-24-2010, 10:38 AM   #2
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Nope don't disconnect the back only the front. If your so inclined you can save yourslef the $100+ for quick disconnects and make a set yourslef for $7. I use them all the time they work great and are very easy to connect/disconnect.

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Old 03-24-2010, 10:56 AM   #3
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I was thinking about the homemade version when I do my lift kit (who knows when I am going to have the cash for the kit though).

thanks for the info.
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Leave the back antiswaybar alone and connected. As opposed to the front, disco'ing the rear antiswaybar will degrade the suspension's performance both on and offroad. Disco'ing the rear antiswaybar does not improve or increase the rear axle's usable articulation. This is why you don't see rear quick disconnect kits for the rear antiswaybar like you do for the front.
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:07 AM   #5
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Nope don't disconnect the back only the front.
Agreed, disconnecting the back can actually give a negative effect on articulation performance. The proper way to tweak the rear antisway bar IMO is with Currie's rear Antirock.

Actually, I encourage you to consider an Antirock for the front, in lieu of disconnects. For the rear, just let it be...
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:31 AM   #6
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Interesting. I found this on their web site.

The Currie Antirock« Sway Bar does not need to be disconnected for off-road use.

Anyone care to explain?
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LOL no need to explain. The video on the page explained it. That is pretty neat.

I had stopped the video due to a conference call here at work. LOL browsing the Jeep forums while working.
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LOL browsing the Jeep forums while working.
Its okay, I'm doing the same. daily!
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Yup I don't get anything done at work because of this forum...
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LOL no need to explain. The video on the page explained it. That is pretty neat.

I had stopped the video due to a conference call here at work. LOL browsing the Jeep forums while working.
X2 on the Antirock recommendation. I ran one for years on my TJ and it's better than being completely disconnected.
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Tj's have rear anti sway bars? all I got is a trac bar...and thats sitting in my garage

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Tj's have rear anti sway bars? all I got is a trac bar...and thats sitting in my garage

While leaf spring vehicles can get away without trackbars, the TJ can't unless you have triangulated your suspension. If you simply took the track bar off thinking it doesn't need to be there, it does need to be there for a non-triangulated rear suspension and it should be reinstalled.
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:56 PM   #13
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my swaybar on my 2002 looks like this on the upper part of the link. Obviously it is disconnected. My question is, "Is this a quick disconnect kit or do I have a bad link?"


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That's a broken link.
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thanks Jerry
and for the fast answer.
Live 7 miles from town, will autozone have this link or do I special order?
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Autozone won't carry it in stock though they can probably order it. Check RockAuto Auto Parts
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Advanced auto parts had moog brand for $44 a piece. Installed and now the Jeep drives awesome. LOL Bought this thing last week and drove it all week with broken stab links. Don't know how I missed them. Worst part, I am an auto worker and even used to install the links at the factory. However, I have never seen a pictures or real life shots of Disconnects. Anyone able to post one, it would be greatly appreciated. The jeep did articulate well with no stabilizer however. lol
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Just a curious question, Iv been lazy for a really long time, finally ordered new front sway bars, but ever since I had put my lift in, I never felt like buying longer sway bar links. It doesn't drive any different except its more tipsy when driving, which I never mind cause Im never in a hurry anywhere, but why exactly do they need to be hooked up so bad?? Btw, finally did decide to order front ones, havent gotten around to putting the rears I have laying in my garage, need new bushings..once again lazy.

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