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Old 12-31-2011, 12:57 AM   #1
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Should I disconnect the sway bar?

Ok, noob question of course:

I'm going wheeling tomorrow morning and have 33" tires on a 2012 JKU (see exact specs in profile) with no lift.

It doesn't rub at all on road, but tomorrow is the first time I will be trying out the tires off road.

Should I leave it connected to avoid damage and/or rubbing? Or will this not be effected?

Also if it matters, my springs and shocks (I do have the tow package):
Front:
Springs: 17
Shocks: 15

Rear:
Springs: 59
Shocks: 55

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Old 12-31-2011, 01:01 AM   #2
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No, I think it will rub worse with it disconnected on 33" from what I here on this forum. Anyone else agree?

I have 32" so I cannot say if you will damage anything. But it will rub from what they with 33" say.
Disconnected it will make it rub worse, so it may damage something with more articulation.

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What kind of terrain will you be running? You have a Sport, did you add quick disconnects?
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What kind of terrain will you be running? You have a Sport, did you add quick disconnects?
It's a dirt trail (assuming that's what you're asking). It's Cleghorn. See: Cleghorn Ridge Trail - Dirtopia, the Off-Road Encyclopedia

This page has more info regarding terrain:

http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/t.../ride_2022.htm

According to that, mostly 'hard pack'

I did not add quick disconnects.
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:30 AM   #5
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Based on the web site there is no need for you to disconnect the sway bar and you most likely won't even need to use 4WD.
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Based on the web site there is no need for you to disconnect the sway bar and you most likely won't even need to use 4WD.
There are 2 trails, one easy, one difficult. We are doing the difficult one. Not sure if you saw that.
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:40 AM   #7
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My statement holds.
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My statement holds.
Much appreciated!
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I just watched the video with the two LR's. You'll have zero issues.
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I wheeled through worse with a stock 2010 JKU Sport and didn't disconnect the sway bars. you'll be fine.
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Just wondering, how do you plan to disconnect if/when you choose to? The reason I'm asking: you have a sport, and have not added quick disconnects.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:45 AM   #12
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A couple of wrenches and zip ties will do the trick.
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A couple of wrenches and zip ties will do the trick.
I just wondered if the OP knew what was involved...
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Yeah, was asking so I could find the right wrench. Plus was going stop and get some duct tape on the way. Zip ties would probably be better.

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