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Old 01-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Quick Disconnects on a stock TJ

Hi,

I have upgrades planned... but over time...

Im planning on a 2.5" lift... soon (ish)

But i noticed that JKS do disconnects for a 0 - 2.5" lift.

So i guess my question is, can you disco's to a stock jeep with no lift.
wont the tires rub with the sway bar disconnected...?

Disco's JKS Manufacturing: Swaybar Components

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Old 01-27-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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I currently have JKS disco's on my stock TJ with 31x10.5's Haven't rubbed yet while they are off. The mountain does have different flares than "normal" so I don't know if that might be helping me or not.

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Old 01-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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I have run these for a year on my jeep with no problems and they are cheap. i cant make the website be a url that you click and it goes to the site. but here is the web page
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:18 AM   #4
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Sweet...

Disconnected my sway bar, but can someone take a pick of theirs disconnected and in the upright position...?

I did it, and it just didn't look right

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If you're planning on getting a lift soonish, then I wouldn't spend money on Quick Discos for you stock Jeep. It seems like you'd have to turn around and spend that money again.

You might want to try running with ing nuts on your sway bar links until you get your lift and appropriate sway bar links for that lift. The wing nuts would be faster than getting a tool to undo them every time but a lit cheaper than buying 2 sets of Quick Disconnect Sway Bar Links.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:07 AM   #6
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So ikeep reading about the "disconnects". What are they? Could you explain them/ possibly show a pic?
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:08 AM   #7
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Hmm I can't find a pic with mine discoed but I normally fold the link in half then strap it under the fender up here

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Old 01-28-2012, 09:11 AM   #8
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Before I put on my lift I just took an 18mm and T55 Torx (I think) with me and disconnected by removing the bolt and using a ziptie to hold them up out of the way. Takes less than 5 minutes. The only true reason I got the JKS for my lift was because of the adjustability, not because they are faster to disconnect.
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So ikeep reading about the "disconnects". What are they? Could you explain them/ possibly show a pic?
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They allow you to easily disconnect the front anti sway bar in order to let your front axle articulate more off road. The factory swaybar is poorly tuned for off road aand actually hinders articulation. Quick disconnects come in many lengths and styles but add a quick release type joint where it connects to the axle. Here is what mine look like, if you look closely you can see the quick release pin at the bottom of the link.



In this picture you can see my front axle and rear axle contouring to the terrain



Had I been "connected" one of my tires would have been off of the ground
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:18 AM   #10
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I recommend the homebrew discos. You can build them for a grand total of about 10 bucks. After you do your suspension lift, you can upgrade your discos to something better.
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so I have a stock TJ with 31" tires. I will do a lift eventually... (not sure on the deffinant deffinition of "Eventually", most likely around a year ) Would it be beneficial to do a "disco" before i get my lift? If so, what do you reccomend?
P.S. InvertChaos nice flex, and thanks for the simple explination!
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so I have a stock TJ with 31" tires. I will do a lift eventually... (not sure on the deffinant deffinition of "Eventually", most likely around a year ) Would it be beneficial to do a "disco" before i get my lift? If so, what do you reccomend?
P.S. InvertChaos nice flex, and thanks for the simple explination!
You don't need disconnects unless you offroad a lot. If you are an occasional offroader, I still don't think they offer any benefit since it takes about 5 minutes to disconnect stock links with a ratchet and torx. Now if you are like me and are hard on your links and break them often, you can get better designed links that don't have sockets in them.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:51 PM   #13
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Yea I don't do too much off roading. Mainly do mudding but might go on some trails during the summer. Would my tires rub because of the extra felx?
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If you are on stock fenders, yes. There are many variables but, you will most likely flex until the tire reaches the fender. Not something I would worry about.
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First off I have wheeled hard on 31" tires with no lift and the front sway bar disco'ed. Your tires will rub up in the fender some but unless you have super swampers with huge side lugs, damage should not occur.

Second, if you plan on lifting it later anyway and are just playing around right now you don't really need to buy disco's. all you need to do is completley remove one end link from the swaybar (unbolt from swaybar and axle and put it in your console or under your seat to install later). leaving the other one connected will keep the swaybar out of the way of the moving parts and you won't have to deal with straps or zip ties to move it up and out of the way.

Last, I will never again wheel with stock swaybar end links connected. I've busted two pairs of them while off roading. they will not last when exposed to the elements and pulled and pushed on repeatedly while offroading. and they just will not allow for the flex that a disco'ed front axle can deliver.

thats my $0.02
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So just curious, what would it be like on-road if i left it disconnected?
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:17 PM   #17
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It would not be as stable in the corners. The "sway bar" limits the sway of the body, so if you leave it disconnected you will have more body roll. You have to drive it with some common sence if you leave it disconnected on the road. Trust me driving with the front disco'ed is not an instant roll over senario. I've driven over 500 miles on the road at one time with it disco'ed (highways, mountain roads, through town) all of it.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:35 PM   #18
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Go wheel your jeep and learn for yourself brother. It's good to do your homework, however, just disconnect and go see how much your rig will flex, it will amaze you.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:17 PM   #19
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I really do want to go wheel! My grandparents live up north in the mountains near some stripping job roads. Nothing to crazy, but i'd like to check it out! Anyone know any good places around South Central PA i can wheel?
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So ikeep reading about the "disconnects". What are they? Could you explain them/ possibly show a pic?
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Disconnected (I welded a tab to the frame)

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Old 01-31-2012, 03:32 PM   #21
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As far as them being disconnect on road mine have been broke for months haha and I just don't have the means to buy disconnects yet but with the next month will have me some ordered but it adds body roll just take turns a little slower and you will be fine I don't even notice it anymore. I'm a broke college student I can't afford those expensive parts haha
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I'm a broke college student I can't afford those expensive parts haha
Yeah, tough decision...."two links" or "two cases of college beverage".

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Old 01-31-2012, 03:44 PM   #23
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Hi,

I have upgrades planned... but over time...

Im planning on a 2.5" lift... soon (ish)

But i noticed that JKS do disconnects for a 0 - 2.5" lift.

So i guess my question is, can you disco's to a stock jeep with no lift.
wont the tires rub with the sway bar disconnected...?

Disco's JKS Manufacturing: Swaybar Components

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You should be fine on the factory 30X9.50X15 tires. With 31's you might get a little rub stuffed at full steering wheel lock. Depends on the tire you have. Here's mine at full stuff to the bumps with the wheel turned at full lock. A little rub on the sway bar. Adding a little bumpstop would help that. Takes about 30 seconds to disco, and about the same to re-connect. If you have the $$, forget the discos all together and go Currie Antirock.
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Does anyone have quick disco's for the rear? If so noticeable difference? Or not much?
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Does anyone have quick disco's for the rear? If so noticeable difference? Or not much?
Not much. That sway bar is plastic and you could bend it with your hands. I wouldn't worry about it.
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Noted. I actually ordered set for rear they were on sale. So maybe ill give them a try and see.

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