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Old 09-04-2010, 06:10 PM   #1
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Sway bar quick disconnects

Hey I got my jeep with these on it.. Anyone know how they work?
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:11 PM   #2
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pull the pins, disconnects the front sway bar = more flex.

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Once the pins are pulled & you remove the center link, you then use either a bungee cord or zip ties to secure the antiswaybar in its furthest up position. Once the antiswaybar is secured up and out of the way, your front axle will be able to move around more freely which is very helpful for improving traction on uneven offroad trails by allowing the tires to stay in contact with the trail more. When the antiswaybar is connected, the tires tend to lift up off the ground when the trail is very uneven which means you have reduced traction.

Put it all back together for the drive home.
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So it's 3 parts? You pull both pins and the middle section comes out?
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So it's 3 parts? You pull both pins and the middle section comes out?
Yes, as per the very first sentence in the post immediately above your question.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:31 PM   #6
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Lol ;P
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Just make sure your are on level ground to re-attach...can be a bear to get them to line up to pin them all back together if ground is uneven. Just my 2 cents...
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X2 on the uneven ground. It also helps sometimes if you have a buddy pull up or down on the side you are trying to reattach. The pins have to line up just right.
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disconnect them when your offroading and you won't feel a single bump in the road but don't go over 20mph or you'll die!
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You'll be fine going over 20...just gotta be more careful since you're gonna feel a lot more body roll on tight curves and hills. I've been told you should avoid highway driving though due to it being easier to lose control.
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You'll be fine going over 20...just gotta be more careful since you're gonna feel a lot more body roll on tight curves and hills. I've been told you should avoid highway driving though due to it being easier to lose control.
Yep. Death wobble big time. I had a pin fall out and didn't know it, at 50 MPH it moved me over one lane before I got it under control and slowed down. It was the mother of all death wobble.
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That's amusing, I drove with NO swaybar for about a month with no DW..... Sure it rolled around more but that was it.
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That's amusing, I drove with NO swaybar for about a month with no DW..... Sure it rolled around more but that was it.
Maybe it was because one side was still hooked up. It was anything but amusing for me. Reconnected it and it was fine.
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I'd be willing to bet there is something else amiss with your front suspension that you are not aware of yet, there is no reason why the sway bar being disconnected would cause dw. If something else is loose or broken and the swaybar is keeping it tight enough to prevent it that would be another story. If not no one could could run without it or with the many other looser options available IE the antirock, swayloc etc.
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I drove for I don't know how long before discovering my sway bar links were both broken, no problems.
For those of you who dont want to spend the big bucks on quick disconnects or the crappy stock replacement ones, NAPA had good, greaseable ones at a decent price ( about $50 each here in Canada)
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Yep. Death wobble big time. I had a pin fall out and didn't know it, at 50 MPH it moved me over one lane before I got it under control and slowed down. It was the mother of all death wobble.
That's funny, I drove 20 miles home today at 65mph with my sway bar disconnected because I forgot. I realized my mistake at the car wash cleaning the muff off. No death wobble or horrendous behavior.
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Hehe cleaning the muff off......
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Hehe cleaning the muff off......
Don't laugh... I can't park in the driveway muddy, or my wife hides the Jeep keys for 2 days.
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Yeah you saw what I did there didn't ya? And Gladius not only do I park mine in the driveway muddy, I wash it there leave the mud there and deny all knowledge when my lady asks what happened!
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There shouldnt be any dw issues when swaybar is disconnected,i got pulled over one morning at 6.30am on my way to work because i have no rear swaybar and the cops thought i was drunk
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There shouldnt be any dw issues when swaybar is disconnected,i got pulled over one morning at 6.30am on my way to work because i have no rear swaybar and the cops thought i was drunk
Why do you have no rear swaybar? There is no real increase without it, if anything it's worse offroad without due to the way the suspension loads and unloads.
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I didnt know much about jeeps when putting my first lift on the jeep and a few buddys perswade me to leave it out,now i was thinking about the antirock from currie for the rear whata your opinion
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If you can spring for it get both front and rear! I would put that rear one back on in the meantime. And get the front first from what I hear it's the way to go. As soon as money starts coming back in that's next on the list for me!
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I'd be willing to bet there is something else amiss with your front suspension that you are not aware of yet, there is no reason why the sway bar being disconnected would cause dw. If something else is loose or broken and the swaybar is keeping it tight enough to prevent it that would be another story. If not no one could could run without it or with the many other looser options available IE the antirock, swayloc etc.
You might be right, I'll check it....it did seem pretty bad for just a disconnected link.
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I didnt know much about jeeps when putting my first lift on the jeep and a few buddys perswade me to leave it out,now i was thinking about the antirock from currie for the rear whata your opinion
Your buddies' advice was dead-wrong. While leaf spring vehicles can get away without antiswaybars and they generally do better offroad without one, the coil spring suspension used by the Wrangler TJ cannot and the TJ does better offroad with some form of antiswaybar front and rear.

In fact, John Currie WON the U.S. national rock crawling championship (ARCA) with both front and rear antiswaybars on his Fireant TJ. I enjoy wheeling some of the toughest rock crawling terrain around and no one wheeling Wrangler TJs in that terrain who knows what they are doing does so without antiswaybars.

I would immediately reinstall your rear antiswaybar and put something like a Currie Antirock antiswaybar up front. If you can't afford the Antirock, at least get the rear antiswaybar in and get a stock antiswaybar up front. You can then disconnect the front antiswaybar for offroading which will help. Disconnecting the front antiswaybar won't work as well offroad as the Antirock does but that's ok. Your Jeep will handle much better on the streets with front and rear antiswaybars too.

Here are a few pics showing John Currie's Fireant with his f/r antiswaybars I took while at that event he won in Johnson Valley Calif. If you look closely, you'll see his front and rear antiswaybars.
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Hey Jerry...or someone else who's got experience with the Currie antiswaybar...for those of us who only have basic mechanical skills, how easy is the Currie antiswaybar to dial in once it's installed? I've read it's adjustable and you kinda have to dial it in to figure out what's good for both on and off road use.
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Currie's Antirock is a one-banana job to install and a no-banana job to dial it in. It has five settings but most just connect it on its second-to-loosest setting which works very well both on and offroad. Mine is set on its loosest setting but then I don't drive my daily driver TJ like a sports car.
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Awesome...been considering one in the future...but it'll be a while. Saving for Detroit TrueTracs right now...

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