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Old 03-18-2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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no sway bars?????

i just ordered my 2" bb lift, has anyone ran with no swaybars? i had a 1991 blazer with a 4" lift w/ 35s no swaybars and 4:56 gears and loved it!!!! i just drive in town, no hyw??????? IT'S A 4X4?????

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Old 03-18-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
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You can try it, but it's not advised. I run with my swaybars on my TJ. My XJ isn't a DD and is only driven once in a while and mainly for wheeling anymore, so it doesn't have the sway bars, but both are completely different animals. The wheelbases make the difference.

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Don't make any sudden moves if you do, tj's don't like not having that front one connected.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:00 PM   #4
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I don't run sway bars.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:06 PM   #5
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I must agree with the above comments, if it is a DD don't play with the fire. Evasive manuevers are when you will get burned. Is fine usually when doing normal driving on normal road although you will have quite the lean on tight corners.

If you are faced with trying to avoid an oncoming car or trying to avoid something in the road and crank it to much you will roll, I have seen it happen before and it wasn't pretty to say the least.
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a TJ without swaybars swings like a small boat in big waves...
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:13 AM   #7
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I don't run sway bars.
Yea, but your tires weigh more than your jeep does....
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i don't see the point.
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:39 AM   #9
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i don't see the point.
Of what? Sway bars or heavy tires.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:45 AM   #10
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Coil springs and no sway bars is not a good idea. Leaf springs get along quite a bit better. I've ridden in a TJ with a busted sway bar mount and it almost got up on two tires taking a turn at 15 or so.

Get some quick disconnects. You've just gotta pull a few quick pins when you don't need the sway bar and you're all set.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:02 PM   #11
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i don't see the point.
Keeps the heavy side down... like one of those blow up punch dolls with all the weight in the bottom
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Leaf spring vehicles like your Blazer usually do fine, within reason, without antiswaybars. But your TJ's all coil-spring suspension does not, you really want to leave them connected for the street. Offroad it's fine to temporarily disco the front antiswaybar but even for offroad, leave the rear antiswaybar connected.

To let you know how important they are on a TJ, John Currie won the US national rockcrawling series and overall championship running connected Antirock antiswaybars, front and rear. The TJ's suspension works exceptionally well with the factory rear antiswaybar and Currie's front Antirock antiswaybar, that is for sure.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:14 PM   #13
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thanks, im new to coil springs, but thats one of the biggest reasons i bought a tj
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I'm definately in the minority here.......I haven't hooked up my sway bars in over a year....they broke and I haven't gotten around to fixin' them.

I think you learn to drive your rig a new way with no sway bars. I'm much more cautious, but I also know its limits.

Now, on the other side of that story is other people. You never know what that jackass in the camry next to you is going to do. If he cuts you off and you dont know how to handle your junk, you're over!

with only 2.5" though, i'm not sure its really that big of a deal.

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I run without them however my RC springs are very hard.
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I'm definately in the minority here.......I haven't hooked up my sway bars in over a year....they broke and I haven't gotten around to fixin' them.

I think you learn to drive your rig a new way with no sway bars. I'm much more cautious, but I also know its limits.

Now, on the other side of that story is other people. You never know what that jackass in the camry next to you is going to do. If he cuts you off and you dont know how to handle your junk, you're over!

with only 2.5" though, i'm not sure its really that big of a deal.

Just my .02
Hmmm, maybe we have met.
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Hmmm, maybe we have met.
If Rubigoddess saw flames out the tail pipe than we can confirm this

btw i got 4" susp, 2" bl and 35s with 3.5 bs rims and i feel safer than i did when it was stock.. maybe because now i'm used to it.. no idea.
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If Rubigoddess saw flames out the tail pipe than we can confirm this

btw i got 4" susp, 2" bl and 35s with 3.5 bs rims and i feel safer than i did when it was stock.. maybe because now i'm used to it.. no idea.
I run the same set up, almost......I'm a little taller than you, but I feel the same....you just get used to it!

Nope, no flames, just a bunch of crackhead kids who didn't see the LARGE JEEP next to them!
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just a bunch of crackhead kids who didn't see the LARGE JEEP next to them!
Thats when you need a train horn.
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Thats when you need a train horn.
why a trainhorn? you only need MTs to drive over such an obstacle.
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why a trainhorn? you only need MTs to drive over such an obstacle.
Thats what I'm talkin' bout!

Well, okay, not at 65mph.....but if we were on a dirt road somewheres, those boys' would be mine! muhahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!
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Of what? Sway bars or heavy tires.
of disconnecting the sway bars for onroad driving.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:58 PM   #24
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Personally don't be lazy. Run with sway bars. They are easy to disconnect when you need them disconnected and it takes hardly any time to reconnect them when your done.

A trailer queen is one thing and a daily driver is something totally different. A brick on springs with crappy brakes is bad enough without the sway bars.
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Personally don't be lazy. Run with sway bars. They are easy to disconnect when you need them disconnected and it takes hardly any time to reconnect them when your done.

A trailer queen is one thing and a daily driver is something totally different. A brick on springs with crappy brakes is bad enough without the sway bars.
Actually i'm not lazy, it just rides much nicer. In the winter at my college they put the snow banks right by the doors so it made flexing over the snow banks much easier too so parking was very easy.

I'm sorry that you have crappy brakes, i can still almost lock my 35s when i slam hard.


Big jeep i dont think he even messed to install sway bars
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Old 03-21-2008, 02:34 PM   #26
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so much for ideas???? went out and looked at my swaybars, both front diconected themself from the swaybar? the ball joints came out?? i dont know how long they have been like that, they weren't that way 1mo ago??? im going to just drive it and see how it is, if its too swayee, i'll get some discos? so far not that bad?
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I would not leave either antiswaybar disconnected. I'm not some safety-dweeb, that's just how the TJ's coil spring suspension is... it does far better when they're connected.
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both front diconected themself from the swaybar? the ball joints came out??
Thats very common on the stock links. Every broken stock sway bar link someone has reported (that i've seen) has been the balljoint.

As for the quick discos, get something thats worth the money, not something just because its a " quick disco".. cheap ones rattle.
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:02 PM   #29
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thanks trip, all i need is about $4000, and my jeep will be cool
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I have JKS's on all mine, they work well and I like being able to disconnect and tuck them up out of the way on the pins that come in the kit..

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