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Old 04-04-2014, 05:45 PM   #1
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I want to flex

I have a stock TJ on 31's without a lift. I haven't done much off roading but I really want to. I wanted to be able to flex it but I know that I would have to disconnect the sway bar and track bar. It is my daily driver so I was thinking quick disconnects. As of the track bar I know nothing about. I couldn't find a thread that wasn't too in depth that I could understand. (If you know of one let me know!) Is there any mods that have to be done before I could do this?
PS: I'm still a noob

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Old 04-04-2014, 05:50 PM   #2
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Definitely don't have to disconnect your track bar. In fact, doing so would probably be dangerous as there would be nothing holding your axle straight under your vehicle except the control arms... And they weren't meant to hold the axle straight. You can definitely disconnect your sway bar off road though. Or buy quick disconnects to make it easier.

Lots of people also run the Currie Anti-rock. This allows for more articulation of the suspension off-road, but with more stability as it does not disconnect.

Have you off-roaded yet? You can learn a lot about what your vehicle can and cannot do by just experimenting. As long as you go with others, and don't try to tackle crazy obstacles with your stock suspension you shouldn't be in danger of breaking anything and then you'll have an idea of performance.

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Old 04-04-2014, 05:50 PM   #3
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Just disconnect the swaybar. The trackbar stays in place. They make ones for leaf spring YJ's but our TJs need the trackbar. If you search around here there are cheap ways to make your own discos. Aftermarket there are tons to choose from.
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Thanks guys, really helped! I do plan on starting small and babying it and hopefully one day maybe get to the big stuff after tons of mods.
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I know a lot of people say to make your own discos, anyone know of a good how to thread? I have been searching with no luck.
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Guide: How to build Home Made Sway Bar Quick Disconnects

You will be amazed what a stock Jeep can do too. have fun!
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:14 PM   #7
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I know a lot of people say to make your own discos, anyone know of a good how to thread? I have been searching with no luck.
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I did a write up on this somewhere. Theres home made discos for less than $7
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:18 PM   #8
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Just make sure you only disconnect the front swaybar. The rear swaybar provides a little stability and doesn't limit your flex in any way.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:32 PM   #9
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This is a topic I was never sold on a little muscle and a torx wrench it takes like 1 min to dis manually. But by doing so this allows you to flex
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:37 PM   #10
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This is a topic I was never sold on a little muscle and a torx wrench it takes like 1 min to dis manually. But by doing so this allows you to flex
That's annoying. I have quicks and spontaneously go off road a lot and barley bother with them. That's a cool idea if your planning it or want to store that stuff in there all the time. I never seen anyone un bolt. I want an antirock bad but so pricey ATM. Need a water heater for the house first lol. Cheap do it yourself discos are awesome. And I used them more because they had that home made pride.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:43 PM   #11
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That's annoying. I have quicks and spontaneously go off road a lot and barley bother with them. That's a cool idea if your planning it or want to store that stuff in there all the time. I never seen anyone un bolt. I want an antirock bad but so pricey ATM. Need a water heater for the house first lol. Cheap do it yourself discos are awesome. And I used them more because they had that home made pride.

My point is.... in my very humble opinion you don't need all those mods people buy for it. It's not that dif to manual do it.
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My point is.... in my very humble opinion you don't need all those mods people buy for it. It's not that dif to manual do it.
$7 bucks dude. And it takes me 10 seconds to un pin one. How much did the ratchet/ torx bit/ open end wrench cost???
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$7 bucks dude. And it takes me 10 seconds to un pin one. How much did the ratchet/ torx bit/ open end wrench cost???

Ok maybe you didn't hear me. I'm not arguing about that post whoever put up w the pin I think it's a great idea. I'm saying buying aftermarket stuff is silly when you can do that. Holy $&@!
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Ok maybe you didn't hear me. I'm not arguing about that post whoever put up w the pin I think it's a great idea. I'm saying buying aftermarket stuff is silly when you can do that. Holy $&@!
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Roger.
I just realized you where the guy that posted the DIY sway bar dis by the way. Great idea ! I'll def do that not spend $100 on a aftermarket one.
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I just realized you where the guy that posted the DIY sway bar dis by the way. Great idea ! I'll def do that not spend $100 on a aftermarket one.
No sweat bro
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I never seen anyone un bolt.
I do every time. I made my own, similar to ones I've seen. They aren't much quicker at all compared to simply unbolting. I use a Gearwrench to quickly unbolt.

The homemade ones had a bit of slop, no matter what I did. I ditched them and went back to the stock stuff.
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How much did the ratchet/ torx bit/ open end wrench cost???
Not anywhere near as much as the drill, vise, or drill press required to drill the pin.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:50 PM   #19
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I've been on a trip to Georgia in a different car and I haven't gotten a chance to take a look at my jeep. But what do the stock links look like? Can you not take them out and put them back in?
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Also can I disconnect the sway bar with no lift on 31's or will it be dangerous?
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Also can I disconnect the sway bar with no lift on 31's or will it be dangerous?
Yer fine

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