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06-23-2012 12:06 PM
mjvb44 Thread had been extremely helpful guys, thanks!
06-23-2012 11:52 AM
IndyJeepMan The best thing you can do is buy an offroad sway bar.

Disconnecting does increase travel, but having the sway bar influences better roll, travel and stability within the whole vehicle. The stock sway bars are just too swift, thus an anti-rock
06-23-2012 11:45 AM
pluke the 2 Sorry if someone already posted this in this thread.

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Originally Posted by pluke the 2
While I was browsing some of the past videos I've made, I wanted to quickly illustrate the theory of why you would want to disconnect your front swar bar links.

This video is a Rubicon so all he has to do is push a button and that will release his sway bar connections.

Youtube explanation:

This is the reason why you disconnect your front sway bar. Many Jeepers when they first start out, I've been there before, want to know what benefit you receive from Disconnecting your front sway bar. While this example is not a perfect one, you should understand that disconnecting your front sway bar will allow your Jeep to be more stable. In certain situations stability is not only a concern of safety, but it's the difference between getting through an obstacle versus not getting through. Not disconnecting your front sway bar also puts more stress on suspension components which will break if you force them to bind with extreme pressure.

The Reason Why You Disconnect Your Front Sway Bar. - YouTube

Front Sway Bar Connected:

Here you can tell that the driver side front tire is in the air:

[B]Here you can tell that the passenger side rear tire is in the air:

Front Sway Bar Disconnected:
06-23-2012 11:08 AM
jk'n
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Originally Posted by White_TJ View Post
I can honestly say, I have had mine disconnected for some time now. I've driven on the highway with no problem and off roaring is still good. Yes it's there so you don't roll, but the thing is.. It really depends on how you drive. I know i'm not a drifting Mustang so i don't try and drift turns. It's honestly up to you to have them on or off.
The same thing can be said about not needing seat belts. You really don't need them every time you drive so why use them? The answer is statistics. You will not know how you will react to any given situation until it happens. Jerking the steering wheel to avoid something on the road is a natural reaction in many cases and thus the reason that the sway bar exists, especially on a vehicle with a higher center of gravity. Seems logical that on a jeep during road use it is more likely to help rather than hinder in avoidance maneuvers.
06-23-2012 02:50 AM
White_TJ I can honestly say, I have had mine disconnected for some time now. I've driven on the highway with no problem and off roaring is still good. Yes it's there so you don't roll, but the thing is.. It really depends on how you drive. I know i'm not a drifting Mustang so i don't try and drift turns. It's honestly up to you to have them on or off.
04-12-2012 04:13 PM
wrangler0
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Originally Posted by sherfjeep

Nope still think I got it right. Maybe there is no sand in N.Y.
Like I said....different driving conditions may call for different driving techniques!
04-12-2012 03:20 PM
sherfjeep
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Originally Posted by wrangler0 View Post
Nope. He got it right.
Slow as you possibly can while off road. No need for speed.
Fast as necessary to get out of a potentially bad situation.
For example, a rollover. Turn into the roll and GUN it.

Obviously, different conditions will require different driving techniques/judgement but that's a good place to start.
Nope still think I got it right. Maybe there is no sand in N.Y.
04-11-2012 06:17 PM
wrangler0
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Originally Posted by sherfjeep

I think you got it backwards. It should be as FAST as possible, as SLOW as necessary.
Nope. He got it right.
Slow as you possibly can while off road. No need for speed.
Fast as necessary to get out of a potentially bad situation.
For example, a rollover. Turn into the roll and GUN it.

Obviously, different conditions will require different driving techniques/judgement but that's a good place to start.
04-11-2012 06:16 PM
OutlawJK
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Originally Posted by oilwell1415 View Post
Do you guys honestly believe that your Jeep becomes a rolling death machine with the sways disconnected? If so, what are you basing that on? I've driven many cars and trucks that didn't have them at all and it really isn't that bad. The purpose of sway bars is to reduce body roll in corners. They really don't have much to do with stability just driving down the road.
So you have driven lots of model T's
04-11-2012 06:08 PM
sherfjeep
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Originally Posted by Hilldweller
I disco any time a dirt road is bumpy; the dog and wife appreciate it.
I'll also go into 4wd sooner than many of my friends in an effort to preserve the trail a bit.
Also, chant this: as slow as possible, as fast as necessary.

As do you, sir; as do you.
I think you got it backwards. It should be as FAST as possible, as SLOW as necessary.
03-31-2012 01:04 AM
White_TJ
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Originally Posted by Militaryman4455

Zip ties. Just make sure they are up and out of the way. Dont want them getting hung up in your springs or contacting your axle during articulation.
Thanks a lot.
03-30-2012 10:20 PM
Casotakar1229 thread was helpful. bookmarked.
03-30-2012 09:50 PM
kkeating In normal highway driving, you won't notice much difference if your swaybar is disconnected. But if you have to make a sudden avoidance maneuver or turn tightly at high speed, you very well might roll your Jeep, particularly if it's lifted and has a higher-than-stock center of gravity. (Regular cars don't incur this danger because their center of gravity is much lower than even a stock Jeep's.)

If you install a quick disconnect, you can disconnect in a few seconds. Reconnecting may be as quick or it make take a few minutes, as you reposition your vehicle on a leveler spot.

I see that Rough Country sells quick disconnects for 2007-2012 JKs for $59.95. They fit 3.5" and larger lifts.
03-29-2012 11:09 PM
CMA_Rider I took mine off a couple of months ago, I only notice a small difference in body roll but I have a big improvement in ride quality.
03-29-2012 11:02 PM
Gate53 I have no idea about YJ's or JK's on my TJ I never connect them anymore. Now before half the forum flames me I need to explain that I use my TJ offroad and around town only. It does lean more in the curves and would roll easier but, I just don't go far or get in any hurry. And it does ride better.
03-29-2012 10:55 PM
Militaryman4455
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Originally Posted by White_TJ View Post
Alright, thanks. So whenever I'm done, just do it on the road? Whats the best thing to hold it up with?
Zip ties. Just make sure they are up and out of the way. Dont want them getting hung up in your springs or contacting your axle during articulation.
03-29-2012 10:48 PM
White_TJ
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Originally Posted by themoneypit View Post
If it does, you have other serious issues. The sway bar is to reduce body roll in cornering and such. As long as your on level ground you should be able to bolt back up. Most people undo the bottom bolt, swing up the link, and strap in in place when disconnected.
Alright, thanks. So whenever I'm done, just do it on the road? Whats the best thing to hold it up with?
03-29-2012 10:36 PM
White_TJ Nevermind.. I can take them off and swing them out, but will it drop down a little bit?
03-29-2012 10:32 PM
themoneypit
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Originally Posted by White_TJ
I have a TJ, as you can see, and my sway bar connectors are help on by the nut at the top. If i were to unscrew the nut on top, what will happen? Will the Jeep drop a couple inches? And how would i get back on?
If it does, you have other serious issues. The sway bar is to reduce body roll in cornering and such. As long as your on level ground you should be able to bolt back up. Most people undo the bottom bolt, swing up the link, and strap in in place when disconnected.
03-29-2012 10:28 PM
White_TJ I have a TJ, as you can see, and my sway bar connectors are help on by the nut at the top. If i were to unscrew the nut on top, what will happen? Will the Jeep drop a couple inches? And how would i get back on? And the sway bar connectors go up and the nut is on top inside a hole type thing.
08-25-2011 09:30 AM
oilwell1415 Do you guys honestly believe that your Jeep becomes a rolling death machine with the sways disconnected? If so, what are you basing that on? I've driven many cars and trucks that didn't have them at all and it really isn't that bad. The purpose of sway bars is to reduce body roll in corners. They really don't have much to do with stability just driving down the road.
08-25-2011 09:21 AM
daggo66
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Originally Posted by Camel View Post
Finally lifted my jk and got the quick discos. As all my previous experience off road was on the stock set up so here's a question....

Would you guys and gals disconnect the front sway bar for driving on the steeper dunes?.....even though the sand may be relatively smooth?
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
I would.
I wouldn't. You will lose valuable stabilty. Disconnecting the sway bars is for off camber situations at low speed. You're going to want wheel speed and momentum when driving in soft sand. It's very unlikely you would be in a situation where one front wheel would be up and one would be farther down than the sway bar allows.
08-25-2011 09:17 AM
SeaComms These ones are Synergy links with quick disconnect kit - Synergy Suspension Front Sway Bar Disconnect Kit for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec - $184.99
08-24-2011 04:56 PM
HELENKELLERMRI
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Originally Posted by SeaComms View Post
I agree with disconnecting. I dont do rock crawling, but I do disconnect whenever off road, even on the beach. The ride is so much better and traction is heaps better too given the wheels stay in contact with the ground more.

I used to just unbolt but got sick of that pretty quickly so since I needed longer sway bar links due to a lift I got disconnects. Takes about 30 seconds to disconnect (pull the pin each side and swing them up to the storage pegs and put the pin back in) and not much longer if on level ground to reconnect. A second person helps to stand on the steps on one side if the ground isnt level!!

How much does the quick disconnects cost?
08-24-2011 04:41 PM
GoldenSahara00 I would.
08-24-2011 04:33 PM
Camel Finally lifted my jk and got the quick discos. As all my previous experience off road was on the stock set up so here's a question....

Would you guys and gals disconnect the front sway bar for driving on the steeper dunes?.....even though the sand may be relatively smooth?
06-24-2011 05:36 AM
Hilldweller
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Originally Posted by jk'n View Post
I'm confused by this post. Are you saying that you would run disconnected on road to mitigate bumps?
I disco any time a dirt road is bumpy; the dog and wife appreciate it.
I'll also go into 4wd sooner than many of my friends in an effort to preserve the trail a bit.
Also, chant this: as slow as possible, as fast as necessary.


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Originally Posted by ColdSRT View Post
I tell you what brother. You have great taste.
As do you, sir; as do you.
06-24-2011 01:54 AM
SeaComms I agree with disconnecting. I dont do rock crawling, but I do disconnect whenever off road, even on the beach. The ride is so much better and traction is heaps better too given the wheels stay in contact with the ground more.

I used to just unbolt but got sick of that pretty quickly so since I needed longer sway bar links due to a lift I got disconnects. Takes about 30 seconds to disconnect (pull the pin each side and swing them up to the storage pegs and put the pin back in) and not much longer if on level ground to reconnect. A second person helps to stand on the steps on one side if the ground isnt level!!

06-24-2011 12:56 AM
ColdSRT
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Originally Posted by Hilldweller
Everything said was true; a disconnected antiswaybar will allow lots of articulation.

My Power Wagon has e-disco as does the Rubi in this video. The two Toyota products don't and have independant front suspensions. Watch the front wheels/tires of these 4 trucks as they negotiate this snotty road
The idea is to keep as much rubber in contact with the ground as much as possible.

YouTube - Nick's.Birthday.2011.MOV ‏
Damnit Bill. Did you really have to buy the same color power wagon as mine. I tell you what brother. You have great taste.
06-24-2011 12:31 AM
jk'n
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Originally Posted by Wrangler06 View Post
no, hes sayin on trail rides it will make is smoother and i agree, i disconnet everytime im off road even if its not a lot of rocks, its a much smoother ride and the jeep doesnt feel like it tips over as much on bumps
X2 on this one. When you are off road, you generally do not go very fast unless you are into beating up on your jeep. So, yes, as soon as my sneakers are off of pavement I'm disco'd.
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