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Old 08-24-2014, 10:31 PM   #1
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Sway bar disconnects

I am looking to purchase some sway bar disconnects. But I don't know how big of a lift I have. I know I have a SOA lift. But I don't know if the PO put bigger or stiffer springs on or what. Is there a way to take off the sway bar links and see how long I need the new ones to be? I don't know if the PO installed after market links or if they are still the factory length. So any help here would be greatly appreciated
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:40 PM   #2
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If it's a spring over axle lift, and the sway bar is connected, then it already has extended links on it. the stock links in no way will fit. Not long enough.

I'm actually surprised that they found links for the sway bar with that amount of lift. An SOA usually gives between 5.5"&6" of lift. And as far as disconnects, I would bet that the only way to get a set would be to make ones for yourself. Unless you go with something like a Gen-Right bar or something similar, I doubt that you will find anything long enough to suit your needs. The biggest disconnects that I have come across are for a 4" YJ lift.

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Old 08-24-2014, 10:58 PM   #3
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If it's a spring over axle lift, and the sway bar is connected, then it already has extended links on it. the stock links in no way will fit. Not long enough. I'm actually surprised that they found links for the sway bar with that amount of lift. An SOA usually gives between 5.5"&6" of lift. And as far as disconnects, I would bet that the only way to get a set would be to make ones for yourself. Unless you go with something like a Gen-Right bar or something similar, I doubt that you will find anything long enough to suit your needs. The biggest disconnects that I have come across are for a 4" YJ lift.
I found some that go up to 6". But are you sure that it would be lifted that high? It doesn't seem that high
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:35 PM   #4
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If the leafs are on top of the axle...SOA. then yes, the lift is between 5.5" and 6".

What size tires are you running? and what is the measurement from the bottom of the rocker panel at the center of the door to the ground?

A bone stock YJ has 27" tall tires and the rocker measures 18".

Measure the tires...say 34" that is 7" taller than stock, only half of that is under the axle so 3.5" for tires.

And the lift is 6", so add the 6" of lift with 3.5" of tires and you come up with 9.5" of lift. Add that number to the stock measurement of the rocker 18" which makes the measurement at the bottom of the rocker should be 27.5" .
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:59 PM   #5
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Oh ok. I know I'm running 30" tires. I didn't realize how small the stock tires were. Thank you. I will probably buy the 6" disconnects and hope they work
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Post a picture of your sway bar ends so we can see what you're dealing with first, before you go buy something that may or may not work.
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Oh ok. I know I'm running 30" tires. I didn't realize how small the stock tires were. Thank you. I will probably buy the 6" disconnects and hope they work
This has to look kinda funny. Post a picture.
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This has to look kinda funny. Post a picture.
agreed
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Post a picture of your sway bar ends so we can see what you're dealing with first, before you go buy something that may or may not work.

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[QUOTE="Thomas S;12914266"] This has to look kinda funny. Post a picture.[/QUOTE


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Okay, it's not April fools day, so what's up? Who told you it's SOA? Unless these old eyes are playing tricks the photo I see is spring under with pretty flat springs. I don't see much lift at all.
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Okay, it's not April fools day, so what's up? Who told you it's SOA? Unless these old eyes are playing tricks the photo I see is spring under with pretty flat springs. I don't see much lift at all.
agreed. This is stock.. There is no "spring Over AXEL" lift on this and the spring stack doesn't look to have any extras it looks like u might have a 1-1.5 " shackle lift but that's about it..
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:37 PM   #15
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Yep now that I look at it it's not SOA. I'm sorry. I was told by the PO that it was and I guess never actually looked at it. I guess I will do measurements and find out if it has any sort of lift on it
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Not to worry....you are about the fifth guy I've read about this week that thought he was SOA but was actually stock.
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Yep now that I look at it it's not SOA. I'm sorry. I was told by the PO that it was and I guess never actually looked at it. I guess I will do measurements and find out if it has any sort of lift on it
This is why I wanted pictures. I didn't think it was SOA but didn't want to just say it.
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Makes me wonder what else the PO told him about it!
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Alex, that is about as stock as you can get. It's definitely not spring over. The only lift I see is a mild spring lift (maybe 1.5?) and the extended shackles. They are definitely not stock.

Measure the distance on the shackle from center of bolt to center of bolt. The stock shackles measure 4". If those are 6" long then you have a 1" shackle lift. For every inch longer than the 4" stock length, you get 1/2" of lift.

And the sway bar ends are stock length, or at least it looks like they are stock from the pic.
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Alex, that is about as stock as you can get. It's definitely not spring over. The only lift I see is a mild spring lift (maybe 1.5?) and the extended shackles. They are definitely not stock. Measure the distance on the shackle from center of bolt to center of bolt. The stock shackles measure 4". If those are 6" long then you have a 1" shackle lift. For every inch longer than the 4" stock length, you get 1/2" of lift. And the sway bar ends are stock length, or at least it looks like they are stock from the pic.
Are you talking about the shackles right under the front bumper? Sorry I thought I had all of this figured out. Now I feel like I know nothing
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Are you talking about the shackles right under the front bumper? Sorry I thought I had all of this figured out. Now I feel like I know nothing
Yes they are the brackets under the bumper, measure the distance between the bolts center to center.
Don't sweat it, this is a pretty easy going group of jeepers. Don't be afraid to ask questions, we just want to be sure we're giving you good information.
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Ok so I measured them and they are 6.5" so that means I have a 1.25" lift right?
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Ok so I measured them and they are 6.5" so that means I have a 1.25" lift right?
Yes.

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