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Old 06-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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Why You Want to Disconnect Your Front Sway Bar While Off Roading (Video + Pictures)

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: [/B]




Front Sway Bar Disconnected:




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Old 06-03-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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Thanks for the reminder that I didn't order my quick disconnects for my sport. Just took care of that. I completely forgot about em.
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Yeah I really want to do these. I actually ordered the teraflex 0-3" lift ones a while back but there were some install issues and I ended up returning them. I plan to try again but will probably be going with the JKS ones but that also means I need to wait because I'm also planning a 2.5" lift which means the 2"+ ones from JKS (next step down only covers 0-2"). I suppose if I really have to in the mean time I'll get under there and do it the old school way with a socket and a combo wrench.
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Ya. We're running JKS quick disconnects on our 2 door. Been a couple years and they have saved so much time and effort its easily paid itself off.

I'm in the process of designing my own rear sway bar links. Should be a fun project and it should eliminate my rear links from binding.
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Question.

I know rear springs are bolted in.

The front are not however, what actually keeps them seating properly after a good flex?
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Question.

I know rear springs are bolted in.

The front are not however, what actually keeps them seating properly after a good flex?
You can strap them I think
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Question.

I know rear springs are bolted in.

The front are not however, what actually keeps them seating properly after a good flex?
Well. Neither are "bolted in". Typically, the shock and bump stops will keep your coil from staying into place.

There are times where you people will experience their coils from coming out of the spring perches. Many ways to correct this. Run taller coils, more bumpstop, limiting strap, spring retainers... etc.





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Limiting straps are the ideal set up if you like to flex your heep out
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Yeah I really want to do these. I actually ordered the teraflex 0-3" lift ones a while back but there were some install issues and I ended up returning them. I plan to try again but will probably be going with the JKS ones but that also means I need to wait because I'm also planning a 2.5" lift which means the 2"+ ones from JKS (next step down only covers 0-2"). I suppose if I really have to in the mean time I'll get under there and do it the old school way with a socket and a combo wrench.
I got the ones from skyjacker. Two quick pins, leaves the ends connected and just toss the rod in the floor board. Nice and easy. Quadratec had em for $85 I think. They worked well for me.
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You guys and your fancy smancy push a button quick discos.
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You guys and your fancy smancy push a button quick discos.
Gotta love it! Now if only the lockers would engage in 4-hi for those uphill mud sprints........
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Gotta love it! Now if only the lockers would engage in 4-hi for those uphill mud sprints........
Isn't there a patch for a tuner or programmer that lets you do this? Pretty sure you can.
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Isn't there a patch for a tuner or programmer that lets you do this? Pretty sure you can.
There may be, I haven't really looked into in depth as of yet...
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Great video - Thanks.

I wish I had known all these 4-wheeling details prior to getting my SportS. I may have gone the Rubicon route. Wonder how hard it is to retrofit my SportS with disconnects.
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Great video - Thanks.

I wish I had known all these 4-wheeling details prior to getting my SportS. I may have gone the Rubicon route. Wonder how hard it is to retrofit my SportS with disconnects.
from what i have read, not too bad, its one of the easyer ones.
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Great video - Thanks.

I wish I had known all these 4-wheeling details prior to getting my SportS. I may have gone the Rubicon route. Wonder how hard it is to retrofit my SportS with disconnects.
Aftermarket manual type....not bad at all, electronic disconnect $$$$$
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Great video - Thanks.

I wish I had known all these 4-wheeling details prior to getting my SportS. I may have gone the Rubicon route. Wonder how hard it is to retrofit my SportS with disconnects.
Manual disconnects are roughly $80-$100. If you want the push button like the rubi, you can actually get the OEM one for about $1500 give or take.
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Thanks. That's good to know. Definitely something I want to do in the future. Probably go the manual route rather than the push button.
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Yes... Manual disconnecting will also flex better than automatically disconnecting with the electronic button. :thumbs:
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When you disconnect



You make it out alive.

When you don't disconnect,



Well...


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