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Bamafan4life 05-22-2013 11:17 PM

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?

nick50471 05-22-2013 11:25 PM

2.5" OME & 1.25" BL Discoed

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...Revenge244.jpg

Dextreme 05-22-2013 11:32 PM

You get hardly any flex with them connected. Disconnected is like sooooo flexy! :thumb:

rs90808 05-22-2013 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Bamafan4life (Post 3783998)
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.

TheDesertOutlaw 05-22-2013 11:34 PM

4" Short-arm w/33s Disco'ed

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...45212828_n.jpg

nick50471 05-22-2013 11:38 PM

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.

C.L. 05-22-2013 11:54 PM

3.5 short arm w/35's disconnected:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-o...0/IMG_2177.jpg

jeepsrgreat 05-23-2013 12:00 AM

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Attachment 252534

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

CMA_Rider 05-23-2013 12:00 AM

3 Attachment(s)
3" Short arm, 1.25bl, no swaybars, 4" lift shocks, 33s, 5.5" Front stretch :D

Wendy-TJ 05-23-2013 12:08 AM

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Bamafan4life 05-23-2013 12:20 AM

Thanks so far guys! Does anybody have any pics with there sway bar connected to show the difference?

CMA_Rider 05-23-2013 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Bamafan4life (Post 3784210)
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

bmlbrewer 05-23-2013 12:33 AM

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4" Teraflex Suspension, 1.5 BL, JKS disconnects, 33" tires.

TJDave 05-23-2013 01:53 AM

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Originally Posted by nick50471 (Post 3784082)
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.

:thumb: 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.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...1317646649.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...1317646537.jpg

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

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...d/DSCN2477.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...d/DSCN2475.jpg

eboven 05-23-2013 07:18 AM

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:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1...0+13.41.57.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-k...0+13.40.48.jpg



Swaybar disconnected with a 1" body lift

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-b...4+17.22.40.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h...4+17.23.34.jpg

timboburks 05-23-2013 10:16 AM

Watch this.

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

Jerry Bransford 05-23-2013 10:51 AM

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. :)

CMA_Rider 05-23-2013 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 3785175)
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 :thumb:

Jerry Bransford 05-23-2013 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider (Post 3785206)
Thanks for not answering his question :thumb:

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.

CMA_Rider 05-23-2013 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 3785226)
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.

Jerry Bransford 05-23-2013 11:14 AM

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.

sevenservices 05-23-2013 11:29 AM

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?

Jerry Bransford 05-23-2013 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by sevenservices (Post 3785290)
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.

CMA_Rider 05-23-2013 11:35 AM

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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