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Old 01-04-2008, 07:47 PM   #1
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Quick suspension question: removable pin

Hello all,

When I bought my Jeep, the owner said that there is a removable pin that will increase articulation.

Now, this pin sits on or near the shock.

Should I remove it or just keep it? How will that help/harm my driving?

TY in advance.

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Old 01-04-2008, 07:59 PM   #2
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What that is all about is a way to temporily (!) disconnect the front antiswaybar from the axle for when you are offroading. Disconnecting the front antiswaybar lets the axle move around more easily to improve/increase offroad traction. Disconnecting it when offroad helps a lot on tougher trails but it doesn't usually need to be disconnected for mild trails like fire trails etc.

On the road, it should always be connected.

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Old 01-04-2008, 08:00 PM   #3
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Don't do the homemade disco's take a look at these:
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:03 PM   #4
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Homemade discos Yeah like mine LOL cheap n nasty
A dirt trail is all ill be doing so they are fine for me
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I made home made discos.. Unlike the small pin every one uses that gets worn out in few thousand miles i used the largest pin you can fit in the axle hole and push it in there with a hammer...

But anyhow take a pic of the pin so we can tell you if its stock sway bar link with a home made disco "kit" or an aftermarket link.. etc..

For the street i'd recommend you keep it connected but i ran my rig without front swaybar for a month or two and it rode very soft.. however you need to be careful and keep your eyes open and your speed down especially when turning.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:50 AM   #6
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I had the home made disco's for a while until I took my sway bar off for good. I don't drive my jeep hard and I will not not let anyone drive it so I don't want sway bars!!

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