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FingerTight 10-29-2012 10:26 AM

Swaybar Disconnect...this right?
 
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Hi all, took the new Rubi out for it's first run this weekend. The swaybar disconnect system left me scratching my head :confused:

It's got one disconnect at the top (end of the swaybar). This leaves the swaybar itself dangling down as well as the two connecting links loose. Those actually kept swinging down so they were pointing at the ground! Pic shows it pretty well...did the previous owner get these on wrong? Did I miss a step in getting these disconnected?

New guy thanks you for your help :thumb:

Moabrubi 10-29-2012 10:30 AM

Disconnect it from here:

Disconnect just one side so it doesn't hang down, then zip tie the link to the sway bar.

leppich_italy 10-29-2012 11:41 AM

looks like you need to get quick disco's.

jkaufman_95 10-29-2012 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Moabrubi
Disconnect it from here:

Disconnect just one side so it doesn't hang down, then zip tie the link to the sway bar.

This.
Or buy an antirock. That's the smart choice

FingerTight 10-29-2012 12:15 PM

Thanks for the quick replies guys. Probably not clear in the picture (too much mud :) ). Looking just to the left of the circle you can see the swaybar hanging down with a pin sticking out.

These are a quick disconnect with a pin, it's just that the disconnect seems to me like it's on the wrong end?! I'd think you'd want to disconnect at the *axle* and then tie the bar / end link up out of the way. As it's set up now I disconnect the end link from the bar but it stays bolted to the axle.

Have you guys seen this setup before or is this just not installed correctly? I don't see a way to flip the end link as the axle connection and the bar connection are different beasts. Best I can tell this is working as designed...it's just a lame design.

Google'n "antirock" now :)

jkaufman_95 10-29-2012 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by FingerTight
Thanks for the quick replies guys. Probably not clear in the picture (too much mud :) ). Looking just to the left of the circle you can see the swaybar hanging down with a pin sticking out.

These are a quick disconnect with a pin, it's just that the disconnect seems to me like it's on the wrong end?! I'd think you'd want to disconnect at the *axle* and then tie the bar / end link up out of the way. As it's set up now I disconnect the end link from the bar but it stays bolted to the axle.

Have you guys seen this setup before or is this just not installed correctly? I don't see a way to flip the end link as the axle connection and the bar connection are different beasts. Best I can tell this is working as designed...it's just a lame design.

Google'n "antirock" now :)

Trust me you want one. I love mine.

InvertChaos 10-29-2012 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by FingerTight
Thanks for the quick replies guys. Probably not clear in the picture (too much mud :) ). Looking just to the left of the circle you can see the swaybar hanging down with a pin sticking out.

These are a quick disconnect with a pin, it's just that the disconnect seems to me like it's on the wrong end?! I'd think you'd want to disconnect at the *axle* and then tie the bar / end link up out of the way. As it's set up now I disconnect the end link from the bar but it stays bolted to the axle.

Have you guys seen this setup before or is this just not installed correctly? I don't see a way to flip the end link as the axle connection and the bar connection are different beasts. Best I can tell this is working as designed...it's just a lame design.

Google'n "antirock" now :)

Yeah it looks like it was installed upside down or something. The pin is supposed to disconnect the sway bar from the axle end.

The antirock is awesome, but expensive. I love mine though :)

Moabrubi 10-29-2012 12:21 PM

X3 on Antirock. No more fighting muddy/greasy disconnects and it's more stable offroad too.

jkaufman_95 10-29-2012 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by InvertChaos

Yeah it looks like it was installed upside down or something. The pin is supposed to disconnect the sway bar from the axle end.

The antirock is awesome, but expensive. I love mine though :)

Totally worth the $300 IMO.

FingerTight 10-29-2012 12:50 PM

Did some reading on the Currie setup, looks like it's (essentially) a thinner sway bar. From their site "CAUTION: Jeeps will have more body roll than stock. This sway bar may be used on the street however, it will not provide the same performance as the stock setup."

My TJ is my daily driver and regularly sees 75mph down the freeway...any of you running the antirock setup and doing the same? If so, what are your thoughts on the stability? As well, does it provide as much flex off road as no sway bar at all?

Thanks again for the replies!

jkaufman_95 10-29-2012 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by FingerTight
Did some reading on the Currie setup, looks like it's (essentially) a thinner sway bar. From their site "CAUTION: Jeeps will have more body roll than stock. This sway bar may be used on the street however, it will not provide the same performance as the stock setup."

My TJ is my daily driver and regularly sees 75mph down the freeway...any of you running the antirock setup and doing the same? If so, what are your thoughts on the stability? As well, does it provide as much flex off road as no sway bar at all?

Thanks again for the replies!

It is thinner but a chrome-alloy shaft. Personally my jeep has better on road manors now.

InvertChaos 10-29-2012 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FingerTight
Did some reading on the Currie setup, looks like it's (essentially) a thinner sway bar. From their site "CAUTION: Jeeps will have more body roll than stock. This sway bar may be used on the street however, it will not provide the same performance as the stock setup."

My TJ is my daily driver and regularly sees 75mph down the freeway...any of you running the antirock setup and doing the same? If so, what are your thoughts on the stability? As well, does it provide as much flex off road as no sway bar at all?

Thanks again for the replies!

Yes I daily drive my jeep and drive 70-75mph on the interstate for 4 hrs when I come home from school. The body roll is minimal and you get used to it. Doesn't feel like its going to flip over or anything. It doesn't limit any useable travel either. Here is mine with the antirock

http://i.imgur.com/HOgfb.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/XxyE8.jpg

FingerTight 10-30-2012 07:49 PM

Thanks for the pictures, doing some research on the antirock. As far as my setup, nobody has quick discos that look like that?

Sherpa 10-30-2012 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by FingerTight (Post 2943968)
As far as my setup, nobody has quick discos that look like that?

What you have looks like somebody's home-brewed effort to create their own unit that was similar to the JKS quick disconnects... but something was lost in the execution.

http://www.acmejeepparts.com/Assets/...78/3678-md.jpg

:confused:

homebrwd 10-31-2012 05:40 AM

Add me to the happy antirock owners list. I drive highway speeds everyday with no issues whatsoever. Get it and you'll never need anything else again, its fantastic.

FingerTight 05-15-2013 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by homebrwd (Post 2945239)
Add me to the happy antirock owners list. I drive highway speeds everyday with no issues whatsoever. Get it and you'll never need anything else again, its fantastic.

Thanks. Almost there, just need to get over the price ;)

SuicideSaints 05-15-2013 12:08 PM

It looks like they are installed upside down. The shorter end of the 2 piece system should be on bottom. Flip it around and then zip tie it up when you disco to off road so it doesnt stab or get caught on anything.

GoldenSahara00 05-15-2013 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by jkaufman_95 (Post 2938379)
Totally worth the $300 IMO.

Said no one ever...

And that InvertChaos guy, what does he know?

PSHHHHH :rofl:

FingerTight 05-16-2013 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 (Post 3758066)

Said no one ever...

And that InvertChaos guy, what does he know?

PSHHHHH :rofl:

So you're not a fan of the antirock?

InvertChaos 05-21-2013 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 (Post 3758066)

Said no one ever...

And that InvertChaos guy, what does he know?

PSHHHHH :rofl:

You're a funny guy :P

Quote:

Originally Posted by FingerTight (Post 3761784)

So you're not a fan of the antirock?

He doesn't have one, but he has been impressed with mine. Just not $300 impressed.

FingerTight 05-21-2013 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by InvertChaos (Post 3779037)
He doesn't have one, but he has been impressed with mine. Just not $300 impressed.

My concern exactly though I haven't experienced one to truly judge my level of impressed / $300


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