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clear creek 09-28-2010 09:37 PM

Disconnecting sway bars
 
I know some of you guys disconnect your sway bars when off roading for more articulation. I was wondering if it would be worth it though with a stock lift? I'm thinking it would probably cause more problems with rubbing than it's worth, but i have never done it and was wondering if anybody has.

03 RUBI 09-29-2010 07:29 PM

Don't see why you couldn't as long as your tires aren't too big.

nick50471 09-29-2010 07:31 PM

make sure you secure them out of the way.

G54 09-29-2010 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by clear creek (Post 793074)
I know some of you guys disconnect your sway bars when off roading for more articulation. I was wondering if it would be worth it though with a stock lift? I'm thinking it would probably cause more problems with rubbing than it's worth, but i have never done it and was wondering if anybody has.

You should have the same amount of tire clearance stock - no lift with 28 or 29" tires - as someone with a lift with appropriate sized tires - like 4" with 33s. discoing will give you the benefit of added articulation even stock.

Jerry Bransford 09-29-2010 08:10 PM

Yep disco'ing the front antiswaybar can help even a stock TJ do significantly better when offroad on uneven terrain. It will allow the axle to flex more easily which can help all four tires stay in better contact with the terrain which of course improves your traction. Leave the rear antiswaybar connected however. And make sure to reconnect the front antiswaybar before getting back on the road. :)

G54 09-29-2010 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 794386)
Yep disco'ing the front antiswaybar can help even a stock TJ do significantly better when offroad on uneven terrain. It will allow the axle to flex more easily which can help all four tires stay in better contact with the terrain which of course improves your traction. Leave the rear antiswaybar disconnected however. And make sure to reconnect the front antiswaybar before getting back on the road. :)

You meant "connected" right?

Jerry Bransford 09-29-2010 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by oldgus (Post 794399)
You meant "connected" right?

Whoops yeah thanks for catching that before the edit timer shut off. I fixed it just in time. Thanks! :wavey:

Sdac626 09-30-2010 12:02 PM

Why aren't you supposed to disconnect the rear swaybar? I've read u aren't supposed to but why?

Jerry Bransford 09-30-2010 12:11 PM

Because of the TJ's coil spring suspension. Disco'ing the rear antiswaybar helps and is normal for leaf spring Jeeps that are laterally very stable but things go downhill from there with the unstable coil springs. The rear antiswaybar helps reduce the tendency to flop (tip) or roll on extremely steep or offcamber terrain.

Not to mention that disco'ing the TJ's rear antiswaybar does not help increase usable flex/articulation in the least. Disco'ing it gives no benefits like it does on a leaf spring Jeep, it only has handling and offroading-related drawbacks.


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