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Old 07-21-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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DIY discos question

Put DIY discos on my sahara. So far so good. I think i notice a little rattle now and then but not anything that bothers me. But I have a few questions.

Do i need to disconnect both sides? I read on a thread that only one side needs to be disconnected, any risks with the swaybar still moving from the connected side?

If you should disconnect both sides do you leave the swaybar neutral and flat or do you flip it up vertical? I have read that if you flip it up you can burst a sidewall if the articulation gets extreme?

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if you think about it. it absolutely doesnt make any sense. you need to disconnect both sides

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if you think about it. it absolutely doesnt make any sense. you need to disconnect both sides
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If you are concerned about what to do with the swaybar when disconnected, you can buy some long zip ties and do this or something similar:
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when you disconnect your links, tie your sway bar up so it doesn't move.

when you are connected, you want yout sway bar parallel to the floor.
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I also use the homemade quick discos. Seem to be holding up well, but are making more noise than when I first put them on.

Disco both sides, strap or tie the swaybar up. (I use bungees).

If you damage something after that, a blown or ripped tire is going to be the least of your worries.

When done wheeling, park on a flat surface and reconnect. If not flat, you will be unable to reconnect.
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^this

If you are concerned about what to do with the swaybar when disconnected, you can buy some long zip ties and do this or something similar:
So I see your tying your swaybar parallel to the floor. Even in this thread i'm seeing both parallel and swing it up. It does make since to me that at full flex the top of the tire will be deep into the wheel well and it would be possible to contact the swaybar if its been tilted vertical.

My sway bar is very tight and it takes a lot of pressure to force it up. Is it enough to just bungee the links onto the swaybar itself and let the friction of the swaybar mounts hold it in place? Or do i actually need the bungees and ties to hold the swaybar in place as well?
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So I see your tying your swaybar parallel to the floor. Even in this thread i'm seeing both parallel and swing it up. It does make since to me that at full flex the top of the tire will be deep into the wheel well and it would be possible to contact the swaybar if its been tilted vertical.

My sway bar is very tight and it takes a lot of pressure to force it up. Is it enough to just bungee the links onto the swaybar itself and let the friction of the swaybar mounts hold it in place? Or do i actually need the bungees and ties to hold the swaybar in place as well?
Ya. I don't even bungee or zip tie mine because its so stiff.
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Ya. I don't even bungee or zip tie mine because its so stiff.
I flip mine up as high as it can go and it is not in the way of any upward tire movement... then again, I have small 31s so its not like the wheel well is stuffed front-back atleast.

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