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Old 09-06-2013, 01:37 PM   #31
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I agree no reason to disco on dirt roads . I want more articulation for rocky ledges on hill climbs and creek beds. Question when discoed are you more prone to a flop over on the side or will it help prevent one ?

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Old 09-06-2013, 01:45 PM   #32
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typical dirt road around here just feels better disconnected.

smooth road that can be traveled at 60 mph plus not needing aired down or disconnected.

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Old 09-06-2013, 01:53 PM   #33
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I agree no reason to disco on dirt roads . I want more articulation for rocky ledges on hill climbs and creek beds. Question when discoed are you more prone to a flop over on the side or will it help prevent one ?
Now this my friend is a loaded question, it all has to do with how stiff or soft your bar is and what you are doing and what how your shocks, springs react (unloading unexpectedly) . But generally speaking you are less prone to flopping if you are disconnect.
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:54 PM   #34
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My $.02 is that airing down probably doesn't hurt and can help make your tires flex a bit better around rocks, etc. and it might yield a softer ride. one thing for a newb on the disco - just because your front axle has the droop/ flex doesn't mean that your break over can handle this obstacle (especially in a 4 dr) . Sounds like the OP isn't looking at anything tough so probably no need to disco but it probably won't hurt either. Please reconnect on the street - really bad things can happen w/out an engaged swaybar at highway speeds.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:58 PM   #35
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kind of depends what some call a dirt road .
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:24 PM   #36
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kind of depends what some call a dirt road .
I know its hard to tell in picks. But I'm I've thinking still wouldn't bother here eather. I find myself airing down less and less these days. Only when I truly need to. Keep in mind my idea of airing down is 6/8 psi and only run 24 on the streets.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:41 PM   #37
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I am not sure why everyone thinks its such a good idea to run with the sway bar discoed ALL the time? Sure lots of us do it when we are running harder trails and need all the flex you can get. Heck people might as well start taking there shocks off just in case they need a little bit more articulation. Swaybars are for control and disco'ing them is NOT going to give you a better or more controled ride. The ONLY advantage you will gain is the ability to flex more. So if you do not need more flex then you can achieve connected then you are actually hurting your self by disconnecting your sway bar.

Now I am talking about your average Joe in your average Jeep driving down dirt roads and easy trails and such. So hold off on the butt hurt comments about why "you" need disco. And I also under stand there is way more to sway bars then I made it sound but to the guys that are taking them lose just to run down dirt roads they really don't need to know anything more then the very basics of what a sway bar is for and they are best left hooked up unless they need to be disconnect if tires start coming off the ground.

I guess all this is a long winded way of saying that it is a counter productive idea to be running around at speeds above a crawl with your sway bars disconnected. But for some reason lots of people on this forum think it makes your jeep "handle" better.
I actually found the ride in my Jeep to be a little more tolerable and compliant when driving your standard bumpy dirt road with the front sway disconnected.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:24 PM   #38
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I know its hard to tell in picks. But I'm I've thinking still wouldn't bother here eather. I find myself airing down less and less these days. Only when I truly need to. Keep in mind my idea of airing down is 6/8 psi and only run 24 on the streets.
I run 32 on stuff like the smooth top dirt and 20 or so on the rougher stuff just to get beat up less.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:25 PM   #39
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I actually found the ride in my Jeep to be a little more tolerable and compliant when driving your standard bumpy dirt road with the front sway disconnected.
ditto. we have lots of washboard stuff that you can run at 50-60mph and makes a huge difference in smoothness.
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From the owners manual (Rubicon but it applies to all):
Do not disconnect the stabilizer bar and drive on hard-surfaced roads or at speeds above 18 mph (29 km/h); you may lose control of the vehicle, which could result in serious injury. The front stabilizer bar enhances vehicle stability and is necessary for main- taining control of the vehicle. The system monitors vehicle speed and will attempt to reconnect the stabilizer bar at speeds over 18 mph (29 km/h). This is indicated by a flashing or solid “Sway Bar Indicator Light.” Once vehicle speed is reduced below 14 mph (22 km/h), the system will once again attempt to return to off-road mode.

**If you disconnect and drive at high speeds you do so at your own risk.
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From the owners manual:
Do not disconnect the stabilizer bar and drive on hard-surfaced roads or at speeds above 18 mph (29 km/h); you may lose control of the vehicle, which could result in serious injury. The front stabilizer bar enhances vehicle stability and is necessary for main- taining control of the vehicle. The system monitors vehicle speed and will attempt to reconnect the stabilizer bar at speeds over 18 mph (29 km/h). This is indicated by a flashing or solid “Sway Bar Indicator Light.” Once vehicle speed is reduced below 14 mph (22 km/h), the system will once again attempt to return to off-road mode.
One more reason not to drive a Rubi. No swaybar nanny.

Of course I'm kidding a bit. Always do what is safe!
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:07 PM   #42
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One more reason not to drive a Rubi. No swaybar nanny.

Of course I'm kidding a bit. Always do what is safe!
pretty sure AEV procal can defeat the slow speed disco on the rubicons.
While I agree not a good idea to run disconnected on the highway, on dirt washboard it smooths things out.
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pretty sure AEV procal can defeat the slow speed disco on the rubicons.
While I agree not a good idea to run disconnected on the highway, on dirt washboard it smooths things out.
Really? I would like that.

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