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Old 04-25-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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How do i disconnect my stock sway bars?

I am wanting to disconnect my sway bars this weekend and was wondering if I'm going to need any special tools for the job or if I need to know anything special?

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Old 04-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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You will need a good torx bit set, a breaker bar possably, sae and metric wrenches, some pb blast to soak the rusty threads, and at the very least a grinder with a new cut off wheel, it isnt hard to do just some time.. and dont forget the safety glasses and hand protection! Remember its always too close to friday to get hurt!

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Old 04-25-2012, 07:57 PM   #3
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Sounds more like he wants to disconnect it to let the front end flex better. Just unbolt the connecting bars, or get quick disconnects.

I would not permanently remove it. Too much body roll, especially if you have to make a quick lane change.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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You only need all that crap if you take off the track bars. To disconnect the sway bar you only need a pair of pliers and a 3/4 wrench. Pull the cotter pin on the bottom nut, spin off the nut and pull out on the bottom end of the sway bar and fold it up and tie it in place. On the first side you may need to loosen the top nut as well to give you some wiggle room. The first time I took mine off it only took me about 10 minuets tops.
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Sorry Guys, I was thinking incorrectly...Doh! personally I left the sway bar connected and removed the trac bars.. massive improvement on deflection. again sorry for the mis-information...
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:42 PM   #6
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Sorry Guys, I was thinking incorrectly...Doh! personally I left the sway bar connected and removed the trac bars.. massive improvement on deflection. again sorry for the mis-information...
No sweat brother. It happens to us all. He should take those stupid track bars off too IMO.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:24 PM   #7
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Ditch the track bars, leave the swaybar, BUT get quick disconnects.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:37 PM   #8
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Ditch the track bars, leave the swaybar, BUT get quick disconnects.
I agree. My sway bar is still under the Heep. I just unhook it when I wheel since it's only two nuts. The quick discos are in the future.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:45 PM   #9
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Pulled my sway bar last year and never thought about it again.

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