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Old 01-14-2011, 05:07 PM   #1
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Pardon my lack of knowledge of terms and do-hickey thingys...

I went exploring today and was wondering how to disconnect the bars underneath to allow for more flex...I know you can purchase some quick disconnects but I'm saving for the Zone 4" lift and was wondering how to do it w/out the quick disconnects.

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Old 01-14-2011, 05:14 PM   #2
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Unbolt the sway bar from the axle tabs and zip tie it up. You have to have a torx bit the correct size to do it. I can't remember for sure but I think it's a T55. I did this until I put my lift on. No problem with doing that at all.

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Thanks, Do I need to support anything while I disconnect them or could I just do it real quick when I get to where I'm goin?
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here is some flex shots on a stock suspension with the front sway bar MIA








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Thanks, Do I need to support anything while I disconnect them or could I just do it real quick when I get to where I'm goin?
Just disco on the trail when u get there and redo it before leaving. Make sure to tie them up and out of the way. Nothing to support. The sway bar runs in front of the grill and over the frame. Its located under the jeep plastic thing in front of the grill.
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Just disco on the trail when u get there and redo it before leaving. Make sure to tie them up and out of the way. Nothing to support. The sway bar runs in front of the grill and over the frame. Its located under the jeep plastic thing in front of the grill.
Yep. Mortalis nailed it.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:34 PM   #7
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The location to disconnect is under the plastic cover? Sorry for my ignorance I'm new to the wheeling thing and like to make sure I know what/where/how to do what I'm supposed to be doing.

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Sit tight, I'll go get some pics.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:43 PM   #9
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These pics show my JKS quicker disconnects but it's the same process. You disconnect the vertical bar from the tab on the axle on both sides. (yours will have bolts holding them on) and push the sway bar up. There is a little piece of round stock between the frame and the front of the spring perch that is handy to sip tie them to. Did that help any?

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Very much, thanks alot!
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Very much, thanks alot!
My pleasure. You'll enjoy the way it rides off road disconnected. Much smoother. If you air down your tires it's even better, not to mention the other benifits of airing down.
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Alright, I just went and looked at it, when I disco the vertical bar, I need to push the sway bar UP and zip tie them out of the way?
From what I saw the vertical bar won't be able to "tuck" anywhere due to the way it's bolted on, would it be easier to disconnect it from both ends or use two seperate zip ties to tie them up?
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Sorry for the 20 questions...but what IS the advantage besides traction to airing down your tires?
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Sorry for the 20 questions...but what IS the advantage besides traction to airing down your tires?
Float on snow or mud. Double your tire footprint. And if you disconnect the bottom of the sway bsr it should fold up. Wiggle it around see which way it wants to fold it shouldnt have to be forced theyre made to move. But ya u can unbolt both ends and just put the bars in your truck. Sway bar end links aee what they are called. Heres a cool link to homemade quick discos. http://www.4x4xplor.com/homediscos.html
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On the disco part:
The sway bar runs across the jeep in the front and then turns parallel to the frame. The bar its self is clamped to the frame in front of the grill. There are two clamps that hold it to the frame with rubber between the clamp and the bar. Now the end of the sway bar ends about 3/4 of a foot inside the wheel well. From there you have what's called the end links. The end links connect the sway bar to the axle. At the axle there is a bolt that runs left to right going through the end link and axle tab. That bolt is a torque head and I think someone said it is a t-55. Unbolt the end link at the axle. Where the end link connects to the sway has a ball joint. Once you Unbolt both end links at the axle the sway bar can pivot up and down. It doesn't hurt the bar to move. What u wanna do is tie the and end links up and out of the way to say the frame or front bumper. Don't tie it to the coil springs.

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Air down creates a wider foot print therefore better traction. It will conform to the road better and go over rocks n such better. It's like ur bike. Riding straight you have a good contact with the ground and tire but go into a lean and you have cut that contact of tire to ground down. You lean, transition the weight, look through the turn, and "kiss the mirror". Air up is like leaning in a bike. Not the best of traction but doable. Airdown and riding straight has more traction.

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Awesome, thanks that helped a million!
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Alright, I just went and looked at it, when I disco the vertical bar, I need to push the sway bar UP and zip tie them out of the way?
From what I saw the vertical bar won't be able to "tuck" anywhere due to the way it's bolted on, would it be easier to disconnect it from both ends or use two seperate zip ties to tie them up?
After you have both sides unbolted push the bar as far up as it will go. You may need to use several zip ties on both sides depending on how long the ones you have are

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