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Old 09-27-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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Sway bar

Do I have a newbie question, on my 2000 tj can I disconnect my sway bar if it's stock? Or do u have to install aftermarket type deals?

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Old 09-27-2010, 01:22 PM   #2
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The stock antiswaybar can be easily disconnected for offroading. All it takes is a torx-head adapter for the bolt head and a wrench for the nut. Just unbolt its two links where they connect to the axle, then use a bungee cord or zip-tie to hold the antisway bar and its two links up and out of the way after it has been disconnected.

There is an ideal spot on the Jeep to which you can secure the disconnected antiswaybar. Look at the upper mounting bracket for the front coil spring and you will see a small gap between two points where it is welded to the frame. You can pass a zip-tie or bungee cord through that gap to hold the disconnected antiswaybar up and out of the way.

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Old 09-27-2010, 01:25 PM   #3
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You can disconnect them but I wouldn't suggest driving around on the street without them, you would have to completely remove them and tie up the sway bar to do this. It becomes a major pain in the butt. If you Google "home made swaybar disconnects" you will find some info on how to make your on on a budget that work ok until you can afford actual disconnects.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:16 PM   #4
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I agree that you should just make your own disconnects. Its cheap and it works, I think 4x4explor.com has a writeup on how to do it with a phew parts from the hardware store.
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Yup, I made my own disconnects for under 10 bucks from the "hardware" section at lowes.

And when you d/c attach them up how Jerry described.

There is a benefit to running offroad (more articulation).

Don't drive it on road disconnected in stock form, the stock setup depends on the sway bar being there.
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