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Trendsetter75 10-24-2013 09:42 PM

Which Brand Discos Should I get
 
Ive seen many front Discos just wondering which ones I should get. I currently have the RC 2.5 discos but looking for something better. I have a 3" lift. Thanks!

Owen_TJ 10-24-2013 09:52 PM

I vote you spend a little extra and get the currie antirock...

TJspeed 10-24-2013 09:53 PM

https://www.google.com/search?q=jks+...ts+tj&safe=off

The_Dealer 10-24-2013 10:21 PM

Get some extended links and make your own. Here's what I did. I got some bds 3" endlinks(for my 3" front lift). I took out the stock axle end bolts, and replaced them with standard hex head bolts with a lock washer on the bolt head side of the bracket. Then I took a wing nut and threaded it on as tight as I could without tools(with a washer between wing nut and bushing). I took my punch and marked in the space between the wing nut "ears". Then I drilled a hole and used a hitch pin to keep the wing nut from backing off. It works great, easy to use, the correct length, and cheap. Basically the same principal, and doesn't make noise. Just some food for thought

JReed615 10-24-2013 10:25 PM

I got the jks quicker disconnects. I like them a lot. I haven't really used them a lot yet, but they are very good quality. I would also recommend the anti-rock if you have the cash for it, they are too expensive for me though!

Jeffreybomb 10-24-2013 10:29 PM

I just installed JKS Quicker Disconnects myself. I'm happy with them. In another disconnects thread I found, it seemed that the vast majority of members recommended JKS.

I liked the idea of the Antirock product, but I have a feeling they're more for guys who offroad a lot more often than I do. Double the price to save myself ten seconds of effort just didn't seem worthwhile.

JohnDoe 10-24-2013 10:37 PM

I have the JKS discos and love them, but if I were to do it again I would save for the currie

Neal5280 10-24-2013 10:42 PM

I also have the JKSs until I am able to go the antirock route. I got a smoking deal on them or else I would have just disconnected the stock links. It will take a T55 and can't remember the nut size off the top of my head. If you are looking to go with something like the antirock, just stay with the stock links and don't waste any time or money with discos.

Trendsetter75 10-25-2013 06:35 AM

Doesn't the AntiRock ruin onroad driving performance?

jeepers29 10-25-2013 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Trendsetter75 (Post 5638025)
Doesn't the AntiRock ruin onroad driving performance?

NO. It adds a bit of roll on the softer settings but you get used to it very quickly. I love my antirock and really appreciate it when I do not have to get under and reconnect after wheeling.

Gold Miner 10-25-2013 07:12 AM

DD and weekend warrior.
Another vote for JKS.... very happy with mine. Like others, I couldn't afford or justify the Antirock system although I'm sure it's nice. Probably overkill for my uses.
The JKS are greaseable, adjustable, durable, and have nice peg hangers for when they are disconnected.

JPi1 10-25-2013 07:32 AM

A very important note on Antirock vs discos: with Antirock you always have a sway bar, and after you experience the added traction, and the lack of body roll when wheeling, you will never want to waste $$ on discos.

Trailsnail 10-25-2013 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by JPi1 (Post 5638921)
A very important note on Antirock vs discos: with Antirock you always have a sway bar, and after you experience the added traction, and the lack of body roll when wheeling, you will never want to waste $$ on discos.

Thanks Mr Vendor. But for me, along with others that live on a real world budget, the JKS is all we'll ever need.

JPi1 10-25-2013 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Trailsnail (Post 5639025)
Thanks Mr Vendor. But for me, along with others that live on a real world budget, the JKS is all we'll ever need.

In the real world of the jeep sport, $200 more for a complete sway bar solution isn't very much. $160 and the disconnect/reconnect pain, or $360 and you're done with it.

Jeffreybomb 10-25-2013 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by JPi1 (Post 5640201)
In the real world of the jeep sport, ...

Hahah! Oh geez!

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Originally Posted by JPi1 (Post 5640201)
$160 and the disconnect/reconnect pain, or $360 and you're done with it.

What "pain?" I slide 'em off one post and into another. It takes me 10 seconds per side.

Both systems have their merits. There's no need to crap on one and get all fanboy for the other.

JPi1 10-25-2013 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeffreybomb (Post 5640569)
What "pain?" I slide 'em off one post and into another. It takes me 10 seconds per side. Both systems have their merits. There's no need to crap on one and get all fanboy for the other.

Crap?? I sell JKS discos in my store. They're great. The OP asked for advise on what would be a better choice. It was a simple answer, highlighting the advantages of the Currie set up. Responses like the last few are why Vendors are not offering advise or answering questions like we used to. Talk about being "crapped" on...

JPi1 10-25-2013 09:51 AM

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Here's a couple of pics of my business as I came in today. This is what I do. Any questions? Feel free to call at our toll free number 1-877-795-JEEP, I can discuss sway bar options or any other Jeep related subject.

JohnDoe 10-25-2013 10:13 AM

My only complaint about the JKS's is that when one tire is flexed up into the frame and I turn hard the tires rub the pegs. Keep in mind I tried to put the pegs as high up as I could. I ripped one off on a trip, so now I just zip tie them up and no problems

brighton 10-25-2013 10:28 AM

I changed the RK quick discos that came with my lift, and constantly rattled, to JKS discos and I'm very pleased with the JKS. Disconnecting/connecting isn't much of an issue for me, I just do it while airing down/airing up, and it only takes a minute or two.

I may look into the Currie Antirock at some point in the future, but the JKS discos have been a good solution for me.

NC Bear 10-25-2013 12:32 PM

I have the BDS disconnects and am happy. I have been debating on the Antirock though. I will probably replace mine with an Antirock after I get the Savvy gas tank skid.

JReed615 10-25-2013 12:51 PM

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I have the BDS disconnects and am happy. I have been debating on the Antirock though. I will probably replace mine with an Antirock after I get the Savvy gas tank skid.

not sure if there is different kinds of BDS diconnects, but I replaced mine with JKS Quicker Disconnects. They were a pain in the ass to unbolt and the bushings squeaked really bad. Here's what I had

Trendsetter75 10-25-2013 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by JReed615 (Post 5646001)
not sure if there is different kinds of BDS diconnects, but I replaced mine with JKS Quicker Disconnects. They were a pain in the ass to unbolt and the bushings squeaked really bad. Here's what I had

What squeaked really bad the BDS ones? How long have you had the BDS ones? Have you noticed a difference between the BDS and JKS ones.

Trendsetter75 10-25-2013 06:29 PM

Whats the rule of thumb? How often do you grease the JKS Discos? Do they have zerk fittings and what kind of grease do I use. I have Valvoline grease I use to lube up my Ford E250 Van when I do the ball joints.

JReed615 10-25-2013 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Trendsetter75 (Post 5653161)
What squeaked really bad the BDS ones? How long have you had the BDS ones? Have you noticed a difference between the BDS and JKS ones.

the bushing in the upper part of the disconnect. As far as driveability, there is no difference. But to disconnect the BDS ones, you have to unbolt them, pain in the ass. Not sure how long they were on there, I'm guessing a year or 2

Jeffreybomb 10-25-2013 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Trendsetter75 (Post 5653177)
Whats the rule of thumb? How often do you grease the JKS Discos? Do they have zerk fittings and what kind of grease do I use. I have Valvoline grease I use to lube up my Ford E250 Van when I do the ball joints.

The neat thing about the JKS discos is that the zerk fitting leads right into the cylinder that simultaneously greases the bushings. Filling them was a breeze. I used Lucas Red 'n' Tacky.

NJO 10-25-2013 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Trendsetter75 (Post 5638025)
Doesn't the AntiRock ruin onroad driving performance?

That's what the DUAL RATE ORO SWAYLOC is for. ;) That's what I run. FLip a switch, in on road stiff mode, flip it again, now soft. Its basically 2 swaybars in one.

Quick disco's SUCK, worthless.

Jerry Bransford 10-25-2013 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Trendsetter75 (Post 5638025)
Doesn't the AntiRock ruin onroad driving performance?

That is a trait only opined by those who either don't run Antirocks themselves or ran them with soft mushy shocks.

I have run Antirocks on their very loosest setting in two TJs for 12-13 years yet my TJ handles superbly on the twisty mountain roads I traverse regularly simply because I am running good quality shock absorbers. I'm running OME Nitrochargers but similar quality shocks like from Bilstein, Fox, Rancho R9000XL, etc. will produce the same results. And that is also during those times when towing a tent trailer on those same twisty mountain roads, I keep up with the traffic without problem.

Pay zero attention to those who claim otherwise about Antirocks, they have no clue and have no personal experience with them. I'm on my second Antirock equipped TJ & wouldn't go any other way.

Jeffreybomb 10-25-2013 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by NJO (Post 5653985)
That's what the DUAL RATE ORO SWAYLOC is for. ;) That's what I run. FLip a switch, in on road stiff mode, flip it again, now soft. Its basically 2 swaybars in one.

You forgot to mention that your system is four times as expensive as quick disconnects and twice as expensive as Antirock.

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Originally Posted by NJO (Post 5653985)
Quick disco's SUCK, worthless.

So everyone else in this thread and every other thread suggesting JKS are wrong? Somehow I doubt that. ;)

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 5654345)
TI have run Antirocks on their very loosest setting in two TJs for 12-13 years yet my TJ handles superbly on the twisty mountain roads I traverse regularly simply because I am running good quality shock absorbers.

Clear something up for me: I noticed you said "twisty mountain roads I traverse regularly." Would Antirock be somewhat overkill for someone who lives in the Midwest or doesn't get out to offroad very much?

(Not trying to be a smartass with you, BTW.) :)

NJO 10-25-2013 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeffreybomb (Post 5654825)
You forgot to mention that your system is four times as expensive as quick disconnects and twice as expensive as Antirock.



So everyone else in this thread and every other thread suggesting JKS are wrong? Somehow I doubt that. ;)



Clear something up for me: I noticed you said "twisty mountain roads I traverse regularly." Would Antirock be somewhat overkill for someone who lives in the Midwest or doesn't get out to offroad very much?

(Not trying to be a smartass with you, BTW.) :)

A. Your absolutely right that the ORO Swayloc is a lot more expensive than quick disconnects and the Antirock. Is that a reason NOT to mention it? Or should the OP be made aware of it as an option? Or should we all assume the OP is poor or can't afford the top tier quality products?

B. I personally think disconnects suck. And its due to the significant body roll and increased instability off road. And the higher your lift and larger the tires, the worse it becomes.

C. Antirocks are great off road. They are NOT great on road. Jerry loves to make it seem like there is no appreciable difference in on road stability running an Antirock on road, and its just not the case. Sure you can get used to driving with it just fine on road, just like you can with NO front swaybar. Its not the expected you have to worry about with it. Its the potential for needing to do a quick action or reaction to a situation that could involve an accident. Say you have to make a sudden hard cut on the steering wheel to one side to avoid an accident or animal in the road..............or a back and forth cut to avoid a road hazard while keeping from going off the road.........this is where the Antirock can be a huge hazard. Since the body does not have the same control it throws the COG off quicker and with a lot less control. The higher your lift/raised COG the worse it will be. One big reason why Currie has a disclaimer of "for offroad use ONLY" on it.

Which is why the ORO Swayloc is the best unit out there for true dual purpose functionality for those who run their Wranglers as DD's and not just offroad toys. Its an off road Antirock.........with a secondary on road bar that locks on to it for on road stability.


To the OP: If you already have quick disconnects......keep em, till you can afford something much better. If this is a rig that mostly runs off road, the Currie Antirock is a great choice and worth saving up for, just be aware of its limitations on road(hazard situations that require fast cutting/turn of the wheel). If this is a DD rig that does true double duty, the ORO Swayloc is the best of the best, with no compromise in design.

BLK00TJ 10-26-2013 09:55 AM

I didn't think there was all that much of a time savings when I had disconnects over stock links. You still need to get down and pull pins and latch them up. It took maybe two minutes more to get a wrench and torx to do the same thing when I ran stock links. Price/performance, disconnects were the least valuable of the mods I ever tried; high price for JKS discos and little time saved. $150+ was not worth two minutes of time saved each wheeling session

I now have a Currie AR and don't have to do a thing to my suspension before going offroad and have more stability.


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