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Old 01-20-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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Currie Anti-Rock Sway Bar ??

Is the front bar the same diameter as the stock? Also, any feedback about other sway bar kits?

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It's not the same diameter as stock and it doesn't mount in the same way either. It's a SUPERB design that will really help offroad. It does give a bit more body sway around corners but I don't even really notice it on my TJ since I drive it like a Jeep and not a sports car. John Currie won the US national ARCA rock crawling championship several years running front and rear Antirocks on his "Fireant" TJ. You'll see the Antirock on most well built TJs in the hardest-core trail areas like out in Johnson Valley.

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Have you heard anything about any of the other brands? Currie is my frist thought, but just wondering.
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Most of the others (like Skyjacker's) are nothing but fancy and expensive quick disconnects and they don't help offroad any more than a simple quick disconnect does when it completely disconnects the front antiswaybar. Currie's front Antirock provides a slightly reduced spring rate from the OE front antiswaybar which balances the front and rear suspensions better. It pretty much balances the rate of the rear antiswaybar so the front & rear don't "fight" each other. It's what engineers call an elegant design.

If you ever did want it to be tighter for the road, all you have to do is connect the Antirocks's link further forward that makes it stiffer. However, I run mine on its loosest setting which is fine for my TJ's nearly daily driver duties.
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What about dual-rate ones? The name that is coming to mind is SwayLoc? I heard a bunch about those for a while - then not much at all. I thought that those were a great idea.

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Dual-rate antiswaybars are the best of both worlds, unfortunately one brand is having a problem with theirs and the other I'm aware of isn't a brand I would recommend to anyone... and both more or less copied the idea without royalties to its developer (whom I know) so I'll never personally recommend either.

Fortunately, the original developer of the dual-rate antiswaybar is coming out with his own improved dual-rate antiswaybar design in the future so that will be a good thing to wait for.
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What about dual-rate ones? The name that is coming to mind is SwayLoc? I heard a bunch about those for a while - then not much at all. I thought that those were a great idea.

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The SwayLOC is one of my top 3 upgrades . However, it is expensive but I am happy with its performance off-road (soft setting) and especially while driving on pavement (firm setting). I also appreciate the ease and convenience (I no longer get dirty from reconnecting my old disconnect links) of flipping a lever to change the rate from soft to firm. I used to own Teraflex's Quick Disconnects (a great product, by the way) but upgraded when I noticed the fallacies of being totally disconnected, compared to running an off-road purpose swaybar.

If I had a complaint on the SwayLOC, it would be that I did lose some turning radius while making full lock left turns. The SwayLOC’s dual rate function requires it to have 2 arms on the passenger’s side and I used to rub on the lever while turning. Multiple washers on the steering stop did remedy the rubbing issue.

While others are used to the extra sway while using the Antirock, I do find myself subject to seasickness while experiencing the exaggerated sway. The SwayLOC addresses this issue for me.

If you are thinking of going with a dual rate bar, I recommend waiting for SAVVY’s dual rate bar which hopefully will be released this year.
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If you are thinking of going with a dual rate bar, I recommend waiting for SAVVY’s dual rate bar which hopefully will be released this year.
Savvy's is exactly the one I was thinking of when I mentioned that the original developer of the dual-rate antiswaybar was coming out with his own version later and to wait for it.
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I figured Savvy was what you were referring to when you mentioned the original. Glad to know he has one coming to market soon. I will keep that one in mind when I am ready.

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