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Old 07-07-2010, 09:12 AM   #1
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Please explain the sway bars to me

Hi all, could you fine folks help me understand how the sway bars work, and what the advantage is when they are disconnected for off roading?

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The best way I can expl would be the other day I busted my drivers side front due to flexing to much going off road. Not If I had them disconnected I would not be replacing them right now! Some have ran them with out them, I would not do this just me. If you do not plain to off road you will not have a need to change any thing.There are sets I have seen that are quick disconnect and works so much better! The set I'm going for is RockLock Swaybar for 459.99 from Quadratec.com There are cheaper but this is the one I'm going with. Hope this helps a little
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The best way I can expl would be the other day I busted my drivers side front due to flexing to much going off road. Not If I had them disconnected I would not be replacing them right now! Some have ran them with out them, I would not do this just me. If you do not plain to off road you will not have a need to change any thing.There are sets I have seen that are quick disconnect and works so much better! The set I'm going for is RockLock Swaybar for 459.99 from Quadratec.com There are cheaper but this is the one I'm going with. Hope this helps a little
My 07 Rubicon has a switch for electronic disconnects(at least I think thats what it is) I havnt been off road yet and I just want to be prepared before hitting the trails.
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You're not going to need the disco, unless you do some EXTREME crawling, or get some deep ruts--

The Rubi disco won't work unless you're in 4LO

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You're not going to need the disco, unless you do some EXTREME crawling, or get some deep ruts--

The Rubi disco won't work unless you're in 4LO

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I am now disconnecting whenever I'm off road on rough terrain. If you think that the terrain is causing a lot of articulation, since you have the discos on your Rubicon, just disconnect.

On page 286 of my owner's manual it talks about the disconnect. Can be activated (disconnected) in 4 high or 4 low, the computer monitors your speed and will automatically attempt to reconnect the disco at speed over 18mph and will automatically disconnect again as speed falls below 14mph.
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he he heI dont even know where they are much less disconnecting them? and lockers? the axles for my repariing my CJ has them already on it, was told that is a good thing, I know nothing about wheeling, my jeeps aren't reliable enough for that at all
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Ya, thanx for pinpinting that out jk'n, I was on a roll and thinking of Diff locks, which can only be activated in 4LO, but the disco's are OK in either

However there are several things you don't (NEED) to do--

You shouldn't leave your door hinge torx securing bolts off when the doors are on

You shouldn't use your disco, unless needed

You shouldn't remove your rear swaybar links

You shouldn't airdown, unless necessary and you better have a compressor/tank

You shouldn't drop your windshield, especially if you have a hardtop

You shouldn't remove your seatbelt, when you go off-road

Thats enough for now and I'm not arguing about these, if you want to argue--get married

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he he heI dont even know where they are much less disconnecting them? and lockers? the axles for my repariing my CJ has them already on it, was told that is a good thing, I know nothing about wheeling, my jeeps aren't reliable enough for that at all
Hey, if you own a Rubicon...you get all the toys! You gotta learn how to use them. Regarding the remote locking differentials, I only use them when I need them. Basically, I'm stuck in a rut. Can't move forwards or backwards. First I try the lockers. That has gotten me out every time. If that doesn't work then comes out the tow strap and a buddy cause I don't have the winch yet...no candidates for wenches but I hear having a few of those around can be fun but no winch! grrrrr That is one of those toys you gotta save up for. With family there tends to be other priorities. But eventually.

And I agree with JIMBO, use them when needed. If you go wheeling with a club, you'll learn sooner rather than later. I highly recommend it.

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