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Old 05-22-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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Fastest speed disconnected?

Im out of school now, and driving to weights every morning still. There is a weird parking lot that I like to park in. Only trucks and Jeeps park there because you have to have suspension flex and ground clearance to get to it. It has a big dip in it, then its elevated. Its a smooth ramp up and down, but unless you go straight at it, it is rough!

Its not that i need to be disconnected, but i bet it would be MUCH smoother if I did! Plus I would LOVE the smoother ride!

What my thoughts are is, what if I undo one link, zip-tie it to the bar (so its not just hanging there) and leave the other one on? Would that be safe? I dont go over anything more than 60mph.

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it's not recommended... but i've been on the highway up to about 70 disconnected in the front. sometimes i don't connect back up until i get home if it's crappy outside.

it takes a little getting used to, the jeep wanders a bit more. and you have to consider you're not going to be able to turn as abruptly disco'd because the front end will dive at first.


COMMENT: i wouldn't recommend disconnecting just one side at all... that's a bad idea.. disco both sides, or disco no sides...

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Old 05-22-2013, 11:47 AM   #3
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Sway bar only comes into play if one tire is going over something that the opposite tire isn't. You say this is a straight approach? If I'm picturing correctly, being discod accomplishes nothing in this scenario.
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Sway bar only comes into play if one tire is going over something that the opposite tire isn't. You say this is a straight approach? If I'm picturing correctly, being discod accomplishes nothing in this scenario.
Its a lot easier to go at it at an angle, so it would make it better. If you go straight at it, you block off traffic
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I ran my TJ disco'd in the front for a while, but here is the thing.. hit the wrong hole, make a too quick lane change.. things can go bad fast with it disco'd at highway speed. Its there for a reason.
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COMMENT: i wouldn't recommend disconnecting just one side at all... that's a bad idea.. disco both sides, or disco no sides...
what does it do? you have experience with something bad happening?
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Its a lot easier to go at it at an angle, so it would make it better. If you go straight at it, you block off traffic
Ah. Ok.

I'm with the others, driving around discod can be dangerous. If it wasn't, sway bars wouldn't exist. Just sayin.
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have no experience with only one side disco'd.. but i can only imagine. you're screwing with drive-ability if you only have one side connected. one side has a ton of travel, the other is limited... one side is responsive, one isn't...

i could go on here. not to mention you run the risk of bending your sway bar... bad idea.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:37 PM   #9
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I have a buddy that just doesn't re connect. Drives like a boat but it's not bad.
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I get lazy and don't reconnect for days sometimes weeks. Honestly it's not bad for city driving. Highway I wouldn't do it for long it's a little twitchy and unstable.
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Go all or nothing with your disco's. If I disco one side of mine, it exposes the large metal peg that my JKS QD's mount on to. Hit a bump funny while turning and the disco'ed side could end up in your tire's sidewall!

If you disconnect completely you can secure the bar away from the tires. If you only disco one side, the bar and wheel can move independently of one another. That's taking your chances.
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Go all or nothing with your disco's......If you disconnect completely you can secure the bar away from the tires. If you only disco one side, the bar and wheel can move independently of one another. That's taking your chances.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:58 PM   #13
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Thank you guys so much for all the advice! Sorry for me not thinking too much. You guys saved me who knows how much trouble!
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I thought Kansas is all flat?
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I thought Kansas is all flat?
haha! pretty much is, where i live there are more hills than normal, but I will admit. It is fun to crawl through all the ruts in the sand from erosion!
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Sometimes you have to make your own 4 wheeling. LOL
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Sometimes you have to make your own 4 wheeling. LOL
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