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Old 05-09-2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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Sway bar disconnects

I'm going to be installing some sway bar disconnects this weekend on my TJ. I have a 4" RC lift and am wondering if I will need to change anything else at the same time, like longer brake lines perhaps?

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Nothing else needs to be done that wasn't already done with your lift.

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You may need longer brake lines. I would place the front half of the frame up on jack stands and let the front axle droop fully with the discos disconnected. Lift up on one tire to get the other side drooping as far as possible, check out the front brake lines to see if they are close to getting tight. If you need longer brake lines, just get the OE front brake lines made for the '95 and older Wrangler YJ. They are slightly longer which is just right for the TJ.
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You may need longer brake lines. I would place the front half of the frame up on jack stands and let the front axle droop fully with the discos disconnected. Lift up on one tire to get the other side drooping as far as possible, check out the front brake lines to see if they are close to getting tight. If you need longer brake lines, just get the OE front brake lines made for the '95 and older Wrangler WJ. They are slightly longer which is just right for the TJ.
Isn't the WJ a Grand Cherokee?
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Isn't the WJ a Grand Cherokee?
Yes it is....here local, some of the guys are using the lines from "certain year" YJs....sorry not something I needed to do so I didn't pay attention....IDK if it would be any better or cheaper than the WJ lines either. A LOT of Jeep parts can "float" back and forth from one year to another......till you get into the JKs.....I had one fairly good, "Jeep Shade tree mechanic" explain that the TJ and some of the years of the WJ are almost Identical underneath, and since the GC is heavier a lot of the steering parts are made "better" and are a direct swap, and some from the Durango as well, (pump mainly)...sorry to derail but just trying to explain it is not always necessary to go "aftermarket/ more expensive" to get replacement parts...although SOMETIMES the parts are better.......
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I understand completely and thank you very much for your help. When I get my disconnects installed I will use the fork lift at work to lift the front end slowly by the frame and see what the brake lines look like.
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Isn't the WJ a Grand Cherokee?
That was a typo, it should have said Wrangler YJ.

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