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Old 03-15-2012, 12:53 AM   #1
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removed my sway bars

Today I removed my sway bars because one got bent due to a hidden rock under a drift. But I removed them and was wondering how in the Heck that happened haha . But I had fun messing around with my newly acquired flex. My jeep Cherokee has some competition now

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Old 03-15-2012, 07:29 AM   #2
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Next thing you should do is put them back on. Coil/link suspensions need sway bars for proper behavior.

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:55 AM   #3
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Next thing you should do is put them back on. Coil/link suspensions need sway bars for proper behavior.
Agreed 100%. It could get very squirrely out their on those paved roads
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I've ran mine unhooked for weeks, but around here its a sin, but I love the way it handles
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:25 AM   #5
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You removed the rear too? If so I'd put that one back lol like the others said. I broke my links up front so my front one is disconnected and has been for a few months and had no prob with handling
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I think what most people fail to realize with the disconnected sway bars is not how it handles at normal conditions...its how it handles in emergency conditions. If you are ever put in the situation where you have to make a quick hard maneuver at any decent amount of speed, you will most likely go on over. I have driven plenty of times with the front disconnected on the road...usually headed home from the trail. Ya, it feels great and handles fine cruising down the road...but this doesnt mean the same will prove true in other circumstances.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #7
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Let me add to what I already said:

....proper behavior ON and OFF the road. You don't realize how poorly your disconnected Jeep (either front or both) performs until you've got proper dual-purpose bars in the front or at both ends.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:03 AM   #8
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Today I removed my sway bars because one got bent due to a hidden rock under a drift. But I removed them and was wondering how in the Heck that happened haha . But I had fun messing around with my newly acquired flex. My jeep Cherokee has some competition now
I've wheeled & driven a good amount in Colorado. I will not drive on-road, or off-road, without anti-sway bars. I only disco the front off-road, the rear stays connected all the time. I really wish somebody made a viable & simple dual rate sway bar for the front...stock stiffness for the street, anti-rock flexibility for off-road.

I'd rather not have an unstable feeling Jeep when wheeling on the edge of an 800 ft cliff.

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Old 03-15-2012, 10:22 AM   #9
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I wheel connected - it's awesome. Used quick disconnects for roughly 9 years and thought they were great, then I stopped and ran connected - huge difference! One of my top three upgrades .
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I wheel connected - it's awesome. Used quick disconnects for roughly 9 years and thought they were great, then I stopped and ran connected - huge difference! One of my top three upgrades .
No.....
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No.....
He is probably talking about the Currie Antirock...every person I have seen that runs one of these says that it is better than running fully disco'd. So wheeling connected CAN be awesome.

Edit: his profile says "ORO Swayloc" which is a different style than the Antirock, but still works connected
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:29 AM   #12
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It's fine to run with no front or rear antiswaybars with the older leaf spring Jeeps and doing so was commonly done. However, doing that with the coil spring TJ is not a good idea since coil springs are not stable in any direction like leaf springs are.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:43 AM   #13
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Edit: his profile says "ORO Swayloc" which is a different style than the Antirock, but still works connected
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He is probably talking about the Currie Antirock...every person I have seen that runs one of these says that it is better than running fully disco'd. So wheeling connected CAN be awesome.
Better than full disco it is

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