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Old 03-29-2012, 09:36 PM   #31
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Nevermind.. I can take them off and swing them out, but will it drop down a little bit?

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Old 03-29-2012, 09:48 PM   #32
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If it does, you have other serious issues. The sway bar is to reduce body roll in cornering and such. As long as your on level ground you should be able to bolt back up. Most people undo the bottom bolt, swing up the link, and strap in in place when disconnected.
Alright, thanks. So whenever I'm done, just do it on the road? Whats the best thing to hold it up with?

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Old 03-29-2012, 09:55 PM   #33
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Alright, thanks. So whenever I'm done, just do it on the road? Whats the best thing to hold it up with?
Zip ties. Just make sure they are up and out of the way. Dont want them getting hung up in your springs or contacting your axle during articulation.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:02 PM   #34
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I have no idea about YJ's or JK's on my TJ I never connect them anymore. Now before half the forum flames me I need to explain that I use my TJ offroad and around town only. It does lean more in the curves and would roll easier but, I just don't go far or get in any hurry. And it does ride better.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:09 PM   #35
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I took mine off a couple of months ago, I only notice a small difference in body roll but I have a big improvement in ride quality.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #36
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In normal highway driving, you won't notice much difference if your swaybar is disconnected. But if you have to make a sudden avoidance maneuver or turn tightly at high speed, you very well might roll your Jeep, particularly if it's lifted and has a higher-than-stock center of gravity. (Regular cars don't incur this danger because their center of gravity is much lower than even a stock Jeep's.)

If you install a quick disconnect, you can disconnect in a few seconds. Reconnecting may be as quick or it make take a few minutes, as you reposition your vehicle on a leveler spot.

I see that Rough Country sells quick disconnects for 2007-2012 JKs for $59.95. They fit 3.5" and larger lifts.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:20 PM   #37
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thread was helpful. bookmarked.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:04 AM   #38
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Zip ties. Just make sure they are up and out of the way. Dont want them getting hung up in your springs or contacting your axle during articulation.
Thanks a lot.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:08 PM   #39
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I disco any time a dirt road is bumpy; the dog and wife appreciate it.
I'll also go into 4wd sooner than many of my friends in an effort to preserve the trail a bit.
Also, chant this: as slow as possible, as fast as necessary.

As do you, sir; as do you.
I think you got it backwards. It should be as FAST as possible, as SLOW as necessary.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:16 PM   #40
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Do you guys honestly believe that your Jeep becomes a rolling death machine with the sways disconnected? If so, what are you basing that on? I've driven many cars and trucks that didn't have them at all and it really isn't that bad. The purpose of sway bars is to reduce body roll in corners. They really don't have much to do with stability just driving down the road.
So you have driven lots of model T's
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I think you got it backwards. It should be as FAST as possible, as SLOW as necessary.
Nope. He got it right.
Slow as you possibly can while off road. No need for speed.
Fast as necessary to get out of a potentially bad situation.
For example, a rollover. Turn into the roll and GUN it.

Obviously, different conditions will require different driving techniques/judgement but that's a good place to start.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:20 PM   #42
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Nope. He got it right.
Slow as you possibly can while off road. No need for speed.
Fast as necessary to get out of a potentially bad situation.
For example, a rollover. Turn into the roll and GUN it.

Obviously, different conditions will require different driving techniques/judgement but that's a good place to start.
Nope still think I got it right. Maybe there is no sand in N.Y.
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Nope still think I got it right. Maybe there is no sand in N.Y.
Like I said....different driving conditions may call for different driving techniques!
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:50 AM   #44
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I can honestly say, I have had mine disconnected for some time now. I've driven on the highway with no problem and off roaring is still good. Yes it's there so you don't roll, but the thing is.. It really depends on how you drive. I know i'm not a drifting Mustang so i don't try and drift turns. It's honestly up to you to have them on or off.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #45
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I can honestly say, I have had mine disconnected for some time now. I've driven on the highway with no problem and off roaring is still good. Yes it's there so you don't roll, but the thing is.. It really depends on how you drive. I know i'm not a drifting Mustang so i don't try and drift turns. It's honestly up to you to have them on or off.
The same thing can be said about not needing seat belts. You really don't need them every time you drive so why use them? The answer is statistics. You will not know how you will react to any given situation until it happens. Jerking the steering wheel to avoid something on the road is a natural reaction in many cases and thus the reason that the sway bar exists, especially on a vehicle with a higher center of gravity. Seems logical that on a jeep during road use it is more likely to help rather than hinder in avoidance maneuvers.
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Sorry if someone already posted this in this thread.

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While I was browsing some of the past videos I've made, I wanted to quickly illustrate the theory of why you would want to disconnect your front swar bar links.

This video is a Rubicon so all he has to do is push a button and that will release his sway bar connections.

Youtube explanation:

This is the reason why you disconnect your front sway bar. Many Jeepers when they first start out, I've been there before, want to know what benefit you receive from Disconnecting your front sway bar. While this example is not a perfect one, you should understand that disconnecting your front sway bar will allow your Jeep to be more stable. In certain situations stability is not only a concern of safety, but it's the difference between getting through an obstacle versus not getting through. Not disconnecting your front sway bar also puts more stress on suspension components which will break if you force them to bind with extreme pressure.



Front Sway Bar Connected:

Here you can tell that the driver side front tire is in the air:

[B]Here you can tell that the passenger side rear tire is in the air:

Front Sway Bar Disconnected:
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:52 AM   #47
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The best thing you can do is buy an offroad sway bar.

Disconnecting does increase travel, but having the sway bar influences better roll, travel and stability within the whole vehicle. The stock sway bars are just too swift, thus an anti-rock
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Thread had been extremely helpful guys, thanks!

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