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Old 02-26-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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Where to suspend sway bar when disconnected

So I have a stupid question, where does every put the sway bar when its not connected?

I do not have quick disconnects, so I just unbolt them when I'm ready to go off road. I tried zip tieing them to the frame, and then also used wire. Both broke on the same trip. Going out again this weekend so wanted some ideas.

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Old 02-26-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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I use bungees and hook them to the fender supports.

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So I have a stupid question, where does every put the sway bar when its not connected?

I do not have quick disconnects, so I just unbolt them when I'm ready to go off road. I tried zip tieing them to the frame, and then also used wire. Both broke on the same trip. Going out again this weekend so wanted some ideas.
I had the same problem. Finally just upgraded to a Currie Anti-Rock. Can't say if my jeep is better or worse now but it sure it nice not having to disconnect and secure the sway bar.
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I have seen a few people drill a hole into the frame where the end of the disco would be when you swing it up to the frame. Then they can insert a bolt with a nut and washer on the other side of the frame and they are out of the way for wheeling.
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I swing my links up on top of the spring perches. Easy, out of the way, and they get stuck there well enough to drop down during any of my wheelin trips.
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Bungies and straps are a pain in the ass.

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Bungies and straps are a pain in the ass.
Yes they are!
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Yes they are!
Do the stud^^^^^
Cost~ $2.00
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I welded a little piece of "16ga steel w/ a hole" to the frame. (See the new black paint.) Works fine.

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Do the stud^^^^^
Cost~ $2.00
I'm looking for something easy as this next trip is coming up quick. How did you do the stud?
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Mine came with straps and a clip that go around the actual sway bar. When it is disconnected, the disconnects are parallel to the ground and out of the way. I'd do it that way, probably the easiest
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Mine came with straps and a clip that go around the actual sway bar. When it is disconnected, the disconnects are parallel to the ground and out of the way. I'd do it that way, probably the easiest
Like I said, the strap is a pain compared to the stud on the frame rail.
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I'm looking for something easy as this next trip is coming up quick. How did you do the stud?
Buy a 5/8 bolt, cut the head off and round the end. Drill a hole through the end for the clip or pin. Drill a hole in the appropriate spot on the frame rail, tap it for the bolt, and thread it in until it bottoms out on the shank, using some thread lock.
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Like I said, the strap is a pain compared to the stud on the frame rail.
I don't see how that could be, it takes all but moving the disconnet, unclipping the strap, putting the sway bar in and reconnecting it. It's definitely not more of a pain to put on.
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I don't see how that could be, it takes all but moving the disconnet, unclipping the strap, putting the sway bar in and reconnecting it. It's definitely not more of a pain to put on.
Slip the link off the axle stud and slip it on the frame stud. Much easier, faster, and cleaner. That's why I went from the straps to the stud.

On top of that, I enjoy working on quick little projects like this.
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Not to mention screwing with a strap and buckles full of mud, sand, and road salt.
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Ah, okay I misunderstood. I could see that. I'm gonna stick with the strap though, no problems for me. Mine never really gets filled with mud or road salt, but that would be annoying.
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I got tired of my arms/ sleeves getting dirty reaching up under the fender to get the straps.
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I got tired of my arms/ sleeves getting dirty reaching up under the fender to get the straps.
I mean, you still gotta get under there when you reconnect either way. But mine are hardly under the fenders, idk about yours
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I use reusable zip ties and to hold them up to the top of the spring perch. Reusable zip tie may not be their actual name, but it's a plastic strip with little balls on it that the end snaps into. This was with stock suspension, I'm not sure if this will work for me after the lift and longer sway bar links, haven't had a chance to try it yet.

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I mean, you still gotta get under there when you reconnect either way. But mine are hardly under the fenders, idk about yours
Mine were, because I kept them tied up so they wouldn't hang down.
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Yeah, pins are the way to go! Especially when you live in new England and have to defrost them before you can reconnect!
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Yeah, pins are the way to go! Especially when you live in new England and have to defrost them before you can reconnect!
Case in point..
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Where to suspend sway bar when disconnected

I'll have to get my self a tool to tap with. May just use a strong ass zip tie to the fender support. I have mce fenders, but the supports are still there. About how long was the bolt you used?
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I'll have to get my self a tool to tap with. May just use a strong ass zip tie to the fender support. I have mce fenders, but the supports are still there. About how long was the bolt you used?
I don't remember, but just measure your bushing width, add 1/2" or so, and find a bolt with that length shank (non threaded part). 5/8"X18tpi isn't common to most tap and die sets, so you may have to buy one.
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its been a long day and im sure this is nonsense.. But

what would happen if you only disconnected one link?

in my head it works like this.. once any disconnect is made then the axle is free to flex as it wants to. while the still connected side holds up the swaybar?
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I think you would get some weird twist on the sway bar bushings causing pre-mature failure. Not sure though
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its been a long day and im sure this is nonsense.. But

what would happen if you only disconnected one link?

in my head it works like this.. once any disconnect is made then the axle is free to flex as it wants to. while the still connected side holds up the swaybar?
I would imagine without equal tension on both ends of the sway bar, the disconnected end would drop way down when the opposite (connected side) flexes, probably getting caught up on stuff.
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I would imagine without equal tension on both ends of the sway bar, the disconnected end would drop way down when the opposite (connected side) flexes, probably getting caught up on stuff.

yea. that makes sense. maybe ill try it once i have replacement system ready to go in (antirock)

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