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JustLearning 02-21-2013 08:24 PM

Is it better if i dont disconnect?
 
So I just got my new tires on (31" bfg's). I have a stock suspension and I have disconnecting sway bar links. Is it better to disconnect on the trail and let my tires rub or to not disconnect?

vrocco 02-24-2013 12:48 PM

Leave them connected and avoid the tire rub. It won't make that much of a difference.

CarolinaBound 02-24-2013 01:07 PM

Definitely makes a difference when you're off camber. Set up your bump stops properly and you'll have no worries

jp2611 02-24-2013 01:12 PM

After I started running Disco's I was amazed at where I could go without geting stuck/ loosing traction.....most of our "wheeling" in this area is in fairly small spaces less than (20 acres) so we turn and are off camber a lot. If you aren't discoed you are going to have issues.

I never had issues with my 31"s but had SL...didn't get discoed till I went to 33"s and another 1.25" in BL and haven't rubbed "YET"!!

Rolf 02-24-2013 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by vrocco
Leave them connected and avoid the tire rub. It won't make that much of a difference.

Sorry what? Disconnecting even with totally stock setup makes an enormous difference and provides a hell of a lot more traction and stability. Like a previous poster said make sure you are properly bumpstopped or you could cause serious damage to the fender, not just the flares.

TJDave 02-24-2013 02:14 PM

I agree that running disconnected helps improve traction off road.

I do not agree with the better stability while disconnected comments. By design, a swaybar provides stability. Disconnecting defeats its purpose.

This is one of the advantages of installing a Currie Antirock, and why I switched my disco's for one. More stability off road, especially in off camber situations.

Rolf 02-24-2013 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TJDave
I agree that running disconnected helps improve traction off road.

I do not agree with the better stability while disconnected comments. By design, a swaybar provides stability. Disconnecting defeats its purpose.

This is one of the advantages of installing a Currie Antirock, and why I switched my disco's for one. More stability off road, especially in off camber situations.

Sway bar in front helps for stability on road with sudden change of direction, etc. Offroad it only pulls the Jeep off camber same as the terrain whereas if it was disconnected it allows the wheels to move with the terrain while the jeep remains significantly more level/horizontal.

freeskier 02-25-2013 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Rolf (Post 3416196)
Sway bar in front helps for stability on road with sudden change of direction, etc. Offroad it only pulls the Jeep off camber same as the terrain whereas if it was disconnected it allows the wheels to move with the terrain while the jeep remains significantly more level/horizontal.

The antirock provides full movement of the axle. It has the benefits of allowing the tires to move with the terrain, but also controls unwanted body roll.

Rolf 02-25-2013 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by freeskier

The antirock provides full movement of the axle. It has the benefits of allowing the tires to move with the terrain, but also controls unwanted body roll.

I understand the advantages of the Antirock. I was referring to the stability vs disconnect part of the post.

WHOMPWHOMP 02-25-2013 12:09 PM

I have 4inch lift and want to put disco on i am assuming you have to extend your brake line at the same time?

IslandTJ 02-25-2013 12:14 PM

I run a SwayLoc and will always recommend going with an off-road specific swaybar vs. outright disconnecting. However, the moments of full/sudden suspension drops due to being fully disconnected on extreme off camber trails, are not enough for me to not recommend disconnecting to a Jeep, vs. remaining connected. IMO given the 2, I would advise to keep all 4 tires on the ground by disconnecting.

Of course, ideally the route to take, would be the Antirock.

TJDave 02-25-2013 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by WHOMPWHOMP (Post 3418006)
I have 4inch lift and want to put disco on i am assuming you have to extend your brake line at the same time?

Any lift 3" or above with the swaybar disconnected, I would use extended brake lines. I installed YJ brake lines. Direct fit, inexpensive.

UnlimitedLJ04 02-25-2013 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by WHOMPWHOMP (Post 3418006)
I have 4inch lift and want to put disco on i am assuming you have to extend your brake line at the same time?

yes, you need brake lines of the proper length.

JustLearning 02-26-2013 09:55 AM

Thanks for all the input everyone


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