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Old 05-22-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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Sway bar vs no sway bar

Hey I was wondering how much more flex I can get with my sway bar disconnected? I have a 3.25 lift with 33s i went up a flex ramp today and I was ashamed, if possible can I see pics of jeeps flexin with and without the sway bar connected?

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You get hardly any flex with them connected. Disconnected is like sooooo flexy!
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Hey I was wondering how much more flex I can get with my sway bar disconnected? I have a 3.25 lift with 33s i went up a flex ramp today and I was ashamed, if possible can I see pics of jeeps flexin with and without the sway bar connected?
It will make a huge difference. And by huge, I mean the juice is definitely worth the squeeze. I've taken pictures to show the travel difference on my suspension with it disconnected...wish I still had those.
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For the record that shot of my rig on Hells in Moab was before I installed my Currie Antirock swaybar. Now I get stability and flex.
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3.5 short arm w/35's disconnected:
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:00 PM   #8
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35x14.5 4" suspension 1.25" body

Disconnected and on front bump stop. Other tire is in the shade, but it's on the ground.

Edit: I don't even have a front sway bar
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3" Short arm, 1.25bl, no swaybars, 4" lift shocks, 33s, 5.5" Front stretch
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Thanks so far guys! Does anybody have any pics with there sway bar connected to show the difference?
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Thanks so far guys! Does anybody have any pics with there sway bar connected to show the difference?
Sorry, I havent had a swaybar in almost 2yrs
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For the record that shot of my rig on Hells in Moab was before I installed my Currie Antirock swaybar. Now I get stability and flex.
X2. I used to run disconnects before I installed an Antirock almost 2 years ago. Best of both worlds. Not very good pics but only ones I have.





Here is a pic with the stock front sway bar connected. Seems to be pulling the body over to the side.



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Here's a good comparison for you - I just installed the JKS quicker disconnects and couldn't believe the difference it made.

Swaybars connected, stock ride height:






Swaybar disconnected with a 1" body lift



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Disconnect the front but always leave the rear antiswaybar connected with a coil spring Wrangler. Disco'ing the rear antisway bar does not increase the usable amount of flex/articulation.

Better yet, leave the rear connected & run a Currie Antirock antiswaybar up front. Great articulation and better control & stability offroad.

Keep in mind that the most astute coil spring wheelers run some form of front and rear antiswaybar. For example, John Currie won the overall US (ARCA) rock crawling championship running f/r Antirock antiswaybars. After that win, he and Gerald Lee of Savvy Offroad won the last two years of the EMC at King of the Hammers running f/r Antirock antiswaybars.
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Disconnect the front but always leave the rear antiswaybar connected with a coil spring Wrangler. Disco'ing the rear antisway bar does not increase the usable amount of flex/articulation.

Better yet, leave the rear connected & run a Currie Antirock antiswaybar up front. Great articulation and better control & stability offroad.

Keep in mind that the most astute coil spring wheelers run some form of front and rear antiswaybar. For example, John Currie won the overall US (ARCA) rock crawling championship running f/r Antirock antiswaybars. After that win, he and Gerald Lee of Savvy Offroad won the last two years of the EMC at King of the Hammers running f/r Antirock antiswaybars.
Thanks for not answering his question
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Thanks for not answering his question
And thanks for not noticing he already received plenty of direct answers, thus I knew he wouldn't require another "me too" answer. Often a less obvious but from a slightly different angle answer can be as helpful as a direct "me too" answer... a subtlety that is not always understood by a few.
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And thanks for not noticing he already received plenty of direct answers, thus I knew he wouldn't require another "me too" answer. Often a less obvious but from a slightly different angle type of answer can be more helpful than a direct "me too" answer... which is not always understood by a few.
He wasnt asking about swaybars, he just wanted to see the difference in articulation between being disco'd or not and its not abunch of "me too's" posting, their answering his request.
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Ok, whatever, go ahead and pick a fight or do whatever you want. I'm not here to argue with you or to convince you of anything. I made my point, you don't personally have to like it.
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allrighty guys lets not pee in each other cherios this morning lol

I've gotten enough out of this thread to know I'm takin' mine off and probably throwing them away. But, does anyone know how it will affect the road driving of a YJ?
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I've gotten enough out of this thread to know I'm takin' mine off and probably throwing them away. But, does anyone know how it will affect the road driving of a YJ?
Not much at all. Removing a leaf spring YJ's antiswaybars won't affect things nearly as much as it would a coil spring TJ.
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I didnt notice much difference on my TJ with my front removed, but after I removed the rear it was really noticable. On YJ's there will be no real difference, my friends YJ has a 7" lift and 35's and theres very little body roll.

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