I've been told its actually a simple mod and 90$ is a ripoff, but I havn't looking for a write up either.
I'm under the impression there is far less a chance of breaking the motor on the trail than there is of busting the links, just because getting the right length is complicated
Great info, thanks! I was hoping the Jeep wouldnt become a rolling deathbrick on the highway with the sway bar discoed. As I've begun to research front bumpers, I've noticed that several come with skid plates as an option, which are marketed to protect an auto-sway bar disco that comes on the Rubis.
This naturally led me down the path- how serious would a broken disco motor be, and how would I "trail fix" this problem to get home. We typically go to Rausch, which is a couple hundred miles of highway driving.
I won't lie, I don't have a rubi, so I wouldn't know too many details. I might question where the motor is located that it warrants having a skid, just because there really isn't that much room between the front bumper and the engine, but I honestly don't know. What I would recommend, if you are worried, is go driving a few times with the swaybar disconnected. get a feeling for how it handles under normal driving (as a heads up, its not that great. don't plan on cornering sharply).
You'd have to search around for broken sway bar motor to find out what the common cause of motor failure is, because I have no idea! same thing with skidding it, I wish I could answer but I don't know. all I know is, its not too terrible to drive with no sway bars!
I haven't looked at the skids made by other companies bc we ordered the one for our bumpers but the one from poison spyder also rotates the motor up according to the description. I'd post pics of how it does this for ya but parts for my rock rails are on back order and so my whole order has been held up in shipping.
We ordered the skid for mine too bc it looks like it will provide some deflection on the steering components too. Sadly I don't have it yet though.
__________________ Harley Quinn: 2011 JKU Bright Silver Rubicon (His) Poison Ivy: 2012 JKU Gecko Pearl Sport (Mine)
Jeeps of Old: '89 White YJ (1rst Jeep), '01 TJ Yellow Sport, Mudbird: 2001 TJ Silver Sport (Miss this old girl, may she rest in peace)