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Old 06-06-2014, 10:09 AM   #1
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How do you secure your sway bar when disconnected?

I'm planning on doing some 'dry runs' disconnecting my front sway bar and figuring out the best way to secure it up and out of the way. I'm thinking rotating the bar 'skyward' and the link towards the front of the jeep then run a nylon strap through the link eyelet, across the front of the jeep and through the other one and snug it up.

I'm a bit leery of bungees and zip ties, although I've heard some have good luck with them.

I didn't see a thread devoted to this subject, I suspect there are lots of great ideas buried in other threads but didn't find any...so hoping for tips/suggestions (pics would be nice) here.

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Depending on your rim/tire set up it is often better to remove the sway bar links completely. At full turn it is possible for the inside leading edge of your tire to rub on the folded links, which can lead to them being ripped off or causing tire damage. I have seen this happen a fair number of times. You will have to test your set up to see if it is an issue for you.

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Depending on your rim/tire set up it is often better to remove the sway bar links completely. At full turn it is possible for the inside leading edge of your tire to rub on the folded links, which can lead to them being ripped off or causing tire damage. I have seen this happen a fair number of times. You will have to test your set up to see if it is an issue for you.
Thanks for that tip... I'll make sure whatever I do will clear the tires at full lock (I'll just have to eyeball if they'll hit at full suspension compression...).. That must suck for those who buy the teraflex quick disco, I'd think that would have the same potential problem with the way they secure the sway bar. Or am I missing something?
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Mike has always used tie wraps. Only had one break.

There is a thread on making something to connect them up to. I'll try to see if I can remember the magic words to find it.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:33 AM   #5
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Mike has always used tie wraps. Only had one break.

There is a thread on making something to connect them up to. I'll try to see if I can remember the magic words to find it.
Thanks.. I just did a search for all titles with disconnect in them.. lots there, I'm working through the list now...crud.. probably should have just opened up my search in the first place, I forgot how people often make really crappy post subjects ;-)
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:49 AM   #6
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Found a couple of posts with some relevant information:

Manual sway bar disconnect - storage?
sway bar disconnects

No really good pictures of the sway bar 'stowed'
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:56 AM   #7
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I wonder if the problem people have with tie wraps is due to using old ones? They seem to get brittle pretty fast, I try to buy new every couple of years just in case.
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Since we got into jeeps we've been buying them by the boat load at harbor freight! LOL

HF is having a sidewalk sale this weekend and tie wraps are on sale!
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Since we got into jeeps we've been buying them by the boat load at harbor freight! LOL

HF is having a sidewalk sale this weekend and tie wraps are on sale!
Well, I guess I'd better go there before I start monkeying around with disconnect 'rehearsal'!
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i use bungee cords. fold the links ontop of the swaybar, rotate the whole sway bar up/forwards, wrap a bungee around the link and sway bar, then connect the ends of the bungee to the metal core support just behind the headlights
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Teraflex disconnects. That's what I have and they come with a solution for that. You just swing them up into a bracket that comes with them, and done. They are safely tucked away until you're ready to reconnect them. No more bungees, zip ties, etc...
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Thanks... lots of good ideas here..
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We sell the upper parking parts in a smaller kit if you are interested in buying just those. You would need part number 1601277, If you are not using our Disco's just make sure a 5/8" stud will fit.
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Teraflex disconnects. That's what I have and they come with a solution for that. You just swing them up into a bracket that comes with them, and done. They are safely tucked away until you're ready to reconnect them. No more bungees, zip ties, etc...
X2. Love my quick discos, 1 minute or so and I'm disconnected and heading down the trail.
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I run the JKS Quick Disconnects. I bungee the swaybar up when disconnected.
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I run the JKS Quick Disconnects. I bungee the swaybar up when disconnected.
+1. They also do not make that metal on metal "clanging" sound when in DD mode that many others make when connected. Went through three different brands before going to JKS, all made noise.
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I run the teraflex kit as well, great kit and solves the problem of where to tie the links too... they work awesome!

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