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Old 06-12-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Disconnects - Reviews

Ok, so before any forum police jump up me, YES, I SEARCHED... And found very little in the way of threads that compare in any useful way the relative merits of various quick disconnects for the JK.

So, a little background - My JK is on a AEV 2.5 Dualsport lift and I'm looking for discos... AEV uses a bracket on the front to retain the stock endlinks, but I'm not interested in keeping that bracket.

Measuring from the level swaybar to the OE mount point on the axle I know I need about a 9 inch end-link, and I want something that can adjust shorter than that so that when my other front end equipment goes on, I can work it out.

So I'm looking for a quick discon system that is NOT 12 or 11 inches minimum (sorry synergy) and has these three critical requirements..

1) Is relatively hassle free to discon and reconnect
2) Is NOISE FREE when connected on road
3) Is sturdy and doesn't go all to the toilet in a few months

If you have experience first hand with MULTIPLE brands I'm especially interested.

I really only want to hear from owners of this equipment, so if you do not, or have never personally had disconnects on your JK, please, read and learn, but refrain from posting opinion or rehash of marketing BS from various vendors.

I really only want people with real world experience to comment so that I can make the best decision.

Within those basic ground rules, please, post your personal reviews of any JK disconnects you have first hand experience with..

THANKS!

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Old 06-12-2013, 11:55 PM   #2
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I personally have Teraflex discos. They are great. Drive and are quiet like oem pieces. Greaseable zerk fittings. They are a little work to get undone, my understanding is ALL of them are. My only issue os under extreme flex while undone AND turning the wheels to hard right or left the tire rubs on them in the up/stored position. More of an annoyance then anything. I love them.

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^socal jk, I could've sworn I saw ur rig running jks during the socal Lakewood meet.
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I personally have Teraflex discos. They are great. Drive and are quiet like oem pieces. Greaseable zerk fittings. They are a little work to get undone, my understanding is ALL of them are. My only issue os under extreme flex while undone AND turning the wheels to hard right or left the tire rubs on them in the up/stored position. More of an annoyance then anything. I love them.
Thanks - Thats one of the ones I've been looking at, so good to hear a positive review. How they are when connected is of course the big deal... All end links are pretty much the same when tied to a frame rail. Its not hard to excel at hanging there doing nothing

Its all about the on road ride, and the ease of use. Thanks again for jumping in.
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JKS is excellent. Easy to use ultra durable and adjustable. They are greaseable and easy to take off and on.
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JKS is excellent. Easy to use ultra durable and adjustable. They are greaseable and easy to take off and on.
I've heard varying opinions on the JKS as far as clunking and noise, anyone else have thoughts on those?
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I've heard varying opinions on the JKS as far as clunking and noise, anyone else have thoughts on those?
I have the clunky noise, doesn't bother me. Most will agree that JKS is the BEST disconnect on the market. I have them, and will always buy those when I lift. Very solid, very easy to use, adjustable (very important), grease zincs, and rotating rubber bushing, rather than just stuck flat rubber bushings.
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^socal jk, I could've sworn I saw ur rig running jks during the socal Lakewood meet.
Nah they are Teraflex.
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I've heard varying opinions on the JKS as far as clunking and noise, anyone else have thoughts on those?
yea they clunk a little bit, I grease mine at least once a month and after 2 years the bushing are getting a little stiff. Still work great though, just got to muscle them on sometimes
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Depending on your budget.
Teraflex ST ...all u have to do is twist a knob and your done or a Currie swaybar.

If u want an actual disco check out BDS, its what I had before I switched
to the two I mentioned earlier.
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Depending on your budget.
Teraflex ST ...all u have to do is twist a knob and your done or a Currie swaybar.
Are you running these? I've been looking at the Teraflex S/T discos either dual rate or single rate. They sound pretty sweet but are pretty pricey so I haven't been able to find anyone that has them to get feedback.

That being said, I currently have JKS discos. For the most part, I like them. I get no clunking and are easy to disconnect.
The main drawback is reconnecting them. When coming off the trail, I have to find some place that is perfectly level and even then it can be a little tough.
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Yes I run the Teraflex St dual rate on the TJ and Currie on the JK.
With the teraflex you just twist a knob to disco and with the Currie well u don't do anything lol.

I know what you mean about having to be level to connect. Its one of the reason why I switched.


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Are you running these? I've been looking at the Teraflex S/T discos either dual rate or single rate. They sound pretty sweet but are pretty pricey so I haven't been able to find anyone that has them to get feedback.

That being said, I currently have JKS discos. For the most part, I like them. I get no clunking and are easy to disconnect.
The main drawback is reconnecting them. When coming off the trail, I have to find some place that is perfectly level and even then it can be a little tough.
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The Teraflex s/t and the currie are outside the budget for me. I have to think end links only.. Too bad tho, the s/t would be very nice to have.
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That being said, I currently have JKS discos. When coming off the trail, I have to find some place that is perfectly level and even then it can be a little tough.
The only thing that bothers me about them. I get excited if I get them both on the first try haha
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Thanks for the answers so far... Based on what I'm seeing here it seems like I'm either going to go JKS, or save a little more and get the Teraflex S/T system...

If anyone else has more opinions, please keep talking.

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