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Old 02-15-2009, 09:55 PM   #1
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Sway bar ,LSD and locker question

k so this is my first jeep a 00 TJ sport. So I've seen pics of jeeps with one wheel almost hitting the fender and one way down now to do this a jeep has to have a sway bar disconnect right or does a stock jeep do this? And second I won't be doing a lot of rock climbing but more like trail riding like dirt road or trail and in deep snow out on my property but I still will us this vehicle as my daily driver so what would you recommend lockers or limited slip? I also like the way it drivers on roads so I would like something that would help with traction( locker or limited slip) but still drivers like normal on road. I'm really new to this so any help would be great.thanks

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As for flexing a stock TJ does very well off road. You can disconnect the front sway bar at the axle end and move the bars upward and secure them. It will of course handle different on road with it disconnected.

As for a traction. Look into a selectable locker, one that you can turn on or off as you wish. This would be ARB or OX style lockers. IF you have the rear dana 35 axle, has a plastic drain plug, I would put the locker in the front axle. The dana 35 is a weaker axle. If you have the dana 44, metal drain plug.. then either front or rear with the locker is fine.

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I have a 00 sport. I have jks discos on the front end. I dont get very serious when it comes to rock crawling but I do a lot of off roading. Having the front end disconnected makes the ride much nicer and will let it flex all the way up to eating the fender. I leave them disconnected most of the time, however, doing 70 down the freeway can be fun.
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So it is possible to disconnect the sway bar in a stock jeep? It's just an adjustment you do? How hard is this to do? Do I need any tools? Any help would be great I'm new to all this, if any of you have pics or videos that would help.
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It is possible to disconnect the sway bar on a stock jeep. However the stock setup does not allow you to do it in a matter of seconds without any tools. You could also remove the sway bar, but that would not be real safe for a daily driver. Your best bey is getting something like JKS's disconnects. They are very easy and pretty nice. Cost about $150 I think.

JKS Manufacturing: Swaybar Components

Here is a link of a install. This is a YJ. Only difference is the TJ you can mount a post on the frame to mount the sway bar to while it is diconnected.

Jeepin.com: JKS' new "Quicker" Disconnects
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You can find pleanty more if you do search for JKS disconnects reviews with yahoo or google.
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You can disconnect the sway on your stock TJ with just couple tools. If I remember correctly, a T-55 Torx and a 3/4 or 14mm wrench. You'll need some solution to keep connectors up out of the way. I've found a couple of short bungies work, but so will some twine or zip ties.

You will get the better off road ride advertised above, and have a great amount of flex and you're tire will not rub anything unless you've gone to a larger tire than stock without a lift of some type.

If you are planning on going someplace where disconnecting is needed, I recommend taking a compressor and airing the tires down to 10-12 PSI as well. You may be able to go a bit lower, but without seeing what you are running for tires, that is a safe level and will greatly improve your jeep's abilities in the sand/mud/rocks. In some cases, more so that disconnecting the sway bar.

If you plan on disconnecting a lot, buy some quick disco's (you'll know when).

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