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Old 08-14-2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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Could more flex have gotten me out of there?

I got stuck climbing that hill in the photo attached. I noticed my driver side front tire in the air and figured if it was on the ground I would have made it out. Is that true? If so, what can I do to get that kind of articulation? Maybe in the $500 range.

Currently I just have 35" tires on a 17" rim with a 2" lift.

I did back out and tried again and made it
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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Is your sway bar connected???

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:13 PM   #3
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disco your sway bar dude....cause it certainly aint there
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your jeep will turn into a whole different monster if you would disco!

my guess is you didnt air down either, that would help too.
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disco your sway bar dude....cause it certainly aint there
This is a daily driver so should I look for a quick disconnect system?
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:41 AM   #6
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I would. I don't know about what's out there for the JK's or if they have them already. What I do know is you need to disco your sway bar if you're gonna go play. I leave mine off, but I only drive my Rubi about 15% on the road
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Disco or get a ORO swayloc....much better off road than no sway bar.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:23 AM   #8
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Agree with all of the above. disconnected sway would have gotten you out of that easily.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:35 AM   #9
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JKS sway bar disconnects and tire pressure...
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:18 PM   #10
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Sway bars are what prevents that jeep from flexing. You take them off and you will be amazed at the difference. When I removed mine it was like night and day. Haven't put it back on since.
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Awesome, thanks guys. Will order some quick disconnects tonight and revisit that hill after installed.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #12
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Yeah with discos you will walk over stuff you couldn't before and it also keeps your rig stable in the dirt. I attach mine when I'm done for the day but others don't.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #13
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I like this thread. I also need to disco sway bars. Can anybody suggest a brand of quick discos and some referance to installation. Is installation DIY friendly?
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:40 PM   #14
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I'm disappointed in all of you, a cheap quick disconnect kit is not the answer. It's obvious from the picture he needs 37's with at least 2 more inches of lift, lockers front and rear and a 10,000 lb winch to conquer that obstacle. Now get shopping!
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:06 PM   #15
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So disco'ing can be done with nothing else needed, like brake line extensions?
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You had 3 other tires on the ground and weren't high-centered, right? Do you have 4WD? The only rock in the shot looks like it's the size of a softball.
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I have Teraflex and they are awesome. Easy to come off, require some work to get back on. It helps if ou have flat level ground upon attempted reassembly. .... that's always in abundance at the trail head no?
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Here's a couple of Disco's,

JKS Manufacturing 2030 - JKS Manufacturing Quicker Disconnects™ for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Teraflex 1753010 - TeraFlex Front Swaybar Quick Disconnects for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I have JKS. I disconnect when I'm off road. When I'm done playing I put them back on. Most of the time I need help putting the 2nd disco back on. (Having someone push on my bumper to help line up)

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Anti rock and air down...

personally I would just disconnect the sway bar by hand. I know the TJ is easy enough. You can get quick discos if you want. Throw a lunch box locker in the front and you have a whole different beast.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:34 PM   #21
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your all daff... put the Jeep in 4wd.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:39 PM   #22
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Your front axle was doing just like your screen name suggests!
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:44 PM   #23
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not disconnecting off road can actually put you in some pretty bad spots and has caused more than a few rollovers. I'd rather run disconnected 24/7 than not do it off road. its just 2 bolts...
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JKS sway bar disconnects and tire pressure...
This. I don't have any experience with the other brands, but JKS work well.
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Anti rock and air down...

personally I would just disconnect the sway bar by hand. I know the TJ is easy enough. You can get quick discos if you want. Throw a lunch box locker in the front and you have a whole different beast.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:34 PM   #26
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That hill is a bit misleading to the eye on film...as most are! His front rt tire kept hitting a buried root which caused his rear tires to dig in. The sand was very soft too. We talked about airing down, but it was just a quick play time getaway! He made it right up with a bit of momentum...he was in a learning mode trying to see what his rig will do. Nothing worse than guys/gals relying solely on momentum! Def a great learning day.
Let me know when u get the quick discos on, and call me!
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Btw, almost broke my rt side disco when the ring snapped during flex that day! Bought another, and I'm good to go!
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One person seriously mentioned a locker...one person jokingly mentioned a locker...and that's it?

A locker at either axle likely would have pulled you through that just fine, no disconnecting required.

If it were my money I'd be going through the pain of disco by hand if it got me closer to dropping a locker into the mix.

More flex certainly helps - not trying to argue it doesn't. However, being able to supply motive power under any circumstances (3 wheelin', mud, loose gravel, whatever) with the flip of a switch/button gets my vote every time.
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One person seriously mentioned a locker...one person jokingly mentioned a locker...and that's it?

A locker at either axle likely would have pulled you through that just fine, no disconnecting required.

If it were my money I'd be going through the pain of disco by hand if it got me closer to dropping a locker into the mix.

More flex certainly helps - not trying to argue it doesn't. However, being able to supply motive power under any circumstances (3 wheelin', mud, loose gravel, whatever) with the flip of a switch/button gets my vote every time.
the pain of disconnecting? it's 2 bolts that will give you the difference between

and

so 2 people have stated that they were there helping, did either of you point out the fact that he was still connected?
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the pain of disconnecting? it's 2 bolts that will give you the difference between

and

I'm really sorry man, I usually am not one to call people out but suggesting he should spend $1200+ on a locker so that he doesnt have to spend 5 minutes disconnecting 2 bolts FOR FREE and using his jeep as it is intended to is a pretty moronic statement.
He said save the money on quick discos and go through the pain of doing it by hand (being sarcastic) and use the cash towards a locker. You gota read between the lines a little man.

I disco by hand and used the money for a locker. It's worth it. My jeep looks pretty fancy disconnected too yours is prettier though.


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now we're getting somewhere!
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