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Old 06-28-2011, 11:21 AM   #1
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manual sway bar disconnect?

Another Jeeper showed me his "manual sway bar disconnect". It had pull pins that allowed him to remove a 4 inch bar. He said this worked just like on a rubicon, expect he had to take it out himself. He had a sport, just like mine. Can y'all school me up on this?

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Old 06-28-2011, 11:29 AM   #2
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The jeeper was right.

Taken from another site:

"Disconnecting your Jeep's front sway bar links will allow your front axle a greater amount of articulation or flex on the trail. The more your axle can articulate, the more you can keep your tires on the ground even in severely uneven terrain and this will provide greater stability and traction."

And . . .

"Sway bar link quick disconnects are aftermarket links designed to make disconnecting and reconnecting your front sway bar links easier and faster."

Here's an example of aftermarket links. Some folks make homemade ones too, like these.

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That's pretty awesome. Thanks
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You could also make some from high quality clevis pins, washers, and a hairpin-cotter pin.
Well, to replace the bolt at least, as far as links, you probably have to buy longer ones, but from what I've seen you don't need to replace them until 3-4+ of lift.
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Yeah, that makes sense. Is it as easy as pulling it off and putting it back on? No jacking or any BS like that?
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Maybe a little jacking, just to get everything lined up. I had to do some when I put my lift on.
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JKS makes a really nice QD that is adjustable in case you lift your Jeep in the future. They run about $145.

Once you get past those there are Currie Anti-Rocks and they are legit. You don't have to remove them while offroad and you maintain driving stiffness and offroad looseness.

Then you have sway-loc's and other "E" QD's that are also affective but run from electricity.
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BTW, all Jeeps are equiped with manual sway bar disconnects. Some are just easier than others. A stock Sport or Sahara will require a 16mm socket IIRC, or could be 18mm.
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btw, all jeeps are equiped with manual sway bar disconnects. :d some are just easier than others. A stock sport or sahara will require a 16mm socket iirc, or could be 18mm.
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