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Old 04-15-2014, 09:50 AM
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Is there anything under my jeep that I need to disconnect to get it to flex. Or are the built to flex to a certain point without disconnecting anything underneath?

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will flex to a certain point.. but you can disconnect the front sway bar for more flex. it will handle a bit different on road with it undone.

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All Vehicles are meant to have their suspension articulate to a certain point. The limitation is in up or down travel allowed by the suspension components (springs, shocks, swaybar links etc..) gennerally disconnecting the swaybar links will give more flex as the tires can travel more as allowed per the spring (up) and shock(down)
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All Vehicles are meant to have their suspension articulate to a certain point. The limitation is in up or down travel allowed by the suspension components (springs, shocks, swaybar links etc..) gennerally disconnecting the swaybar links will give more flex as the tires can travel more as allowed per the spring (up) and shock(down)
Is it bad for the jeep or tougher to drive on the road with the sway bar disconnected?
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Some people will tell you they leave theit sway bars disconnected all the time but this can be dangerous. The sway bars are actually anti-sway bars and they do just that. They prevent the front end of your vehicle from swaying on the highway. It all comes down to the old thing of "if they aren't necessary, why did the manufacturer put them on?"

As mentioned in an earlier post, all vehicles can (and need) to flex to a certain point but they weren't meant to do this on the highway:


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Some people will tell you they leave theit sway bars disconnected all the time but this can be dangerous. The sway bars are actually anti-sway bars and they do just that. They prevent the front end of your vehicle from swaying on the highway. It all comes down to the old thing of "if they aren't necessary, why did the manufacturer put them on?" As mentioned in an earlier post, all vehicles can (and need) to flex to a certain point but they weren't meant to do this on the highway:
oh ok that makes since.
Is yours disconnected in those photos of you flexing?

Also what happens if you try to flex with the sway bar on? Could you break something or will it just pick the opposite wheel up?
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oh ok that makes since.
Is yours disconnected in those photos of you flexing?

Also what happens if you try to flex with the sway bar on? Could you break something or will it just pick the opposite wheel up?
Yes, they are disconnected, had they been connected one tire would have lifted off the ground like the picture below. The main reason you disconnect on the trail is to keep all four tires on the ground for better traction.

(I used those pics to convince my wife I needed flat fenders)

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Yes, they are disconnected, had they been connected one tire would have lifted off the ground like the picture below. The main reason you disconnect on the trail is to keep all four tires on the ground for better traction. (I used those pics to convince my wife I needed flat fenders)
cool thank you very much for the help!
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(I used those pics to convince my wife I needed flat fenders)
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Nothing to add. Just wanted to say that I love your Jeep, sir. Well done!
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That is a very nice looking Jeep. What bumper is that in the front?
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That is a very nice looking Jeep. What bumper is that in the front?
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Hey Beastmaster you just have to stuff that tire right thru the fender then you can tell her you have to "fix" it again. Cool shots.
I think the OP may need some help with the process and I did not see anyone tell him to tie that sway bar up or he may do some "fixing" to his own Jeep.
Once you get it lifted look up JKS quicker disconnects. You certainly can go under and manually disconnect your stock links but it will become a pain after once. The JKS are real real easy to use. Good Luck, happy flexing.
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Yup get some quick disconnects to make your life easier and you can do this!!! Woohoo

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Driving on the road with your sway bar disconnected is dangerous. The sway bar avoids excessive body roll and weight transfer when you turn. Only disconnect at slow speeds on or off road.
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Driving on the road with your sway bar disconnected is dangerous. The sway bar avoids excessive body roll and weight transfer when you turn. Only disconnect at slow speeds on or off road.
Or adjust your driving style and realize it's a jeep not a sports car. On and off ramps could make you a little weirded out if you're not used to it but that ESP stuff will keep you from getting to crazy. Preferably people keep the sway bars connected for on road use. Just drive it like a jeep not a sports car when it's disconnected.


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Jeep looks good man, remember people hate how you raised your shock mounts and we should crucify for doing so. lol see you around dude
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Ill never understand people that drive around with front swaybars disconnected.

a couple of months back I was driving on the highway and for whatever reason I was disconnected. I was in the fast lane with my buddy behind me. we were doing 65. came up to a spot where the 2 lanes became a 3 lane via a highway on ramp on the left. I see an empty flat bed tow truck on that ramp, he couldnt have been doing more than 25. now any normal person would have just continued on in their own lane, but this guy decided he wanted to get into the slow lane as quickly as possible. he did so with me 4 car lengths behind him, no turn signal, and I could see the guy. He didnt even turn his head.

anyways, buddy behind me called me shortly after to inform me that one of my 37's was not touching the ground for a moment after that crazy maneuver.

now I can flip that around, I will never understand that one guy in a bone stock TJ (its always a bone stock TJ) that is trying to follow JK's on 37's and 40's up a 45 degree rocky incline with swaybars connected.

for one, it is dangerous. with front and rear swaybars connected the tires like to move together, on a flat plane. now if you have a huge rock under your rear driver and a huge rock under your front passenger, you have 2 tires off the ground until the vehicle settles back (or forward) onto whichever tire it wants to. with the front swaybar disconnected it allows the front to do its thing, and the body to follow the rear axle.

now before someone says "well why dont we disconnect the rear one too!" not a good idea, with the body not linked to any of the axles, the body is really free to do whatever it wants. I saw a guy who broke a rear swaybar bracket and therefore removed it entirely, have to get pulled up a simple hill because his body would just lean over until his tires were so far in his fenders that he could not get forward motion.
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Ill never understand people that drive around with front swaybars disconnected. a couple of months back I was driving on the highway and for whatever reason I was disconnected. I was in the fast lane with my buddy behind me. we were doing 65. came up to a spot where the 2 lanes became a 3 lane via a highway on ramp on the left. I see an empty flat bed tow truck on that ramp, he couldnt have been doing more than 25. now any normal person would have just continued on in their own lane, but this guy decided he wanted to get into the slow lane as quickly as possible. he did so with me 4 car lengths behind him, no turn signal, and I could see the guy. He didnt even turn his head. anyways, buddy behind me called me shortly after to inform me that one of my 37's was not touching the ground for a moment after that crazy maneuver. now I can flip that around, I will never understand that one guy in a bone stock TJ (its always a bone stock TJ) that is trying to follow JK's on 37's and 40's up a 45 degree rocky incline with swaybars connected. for one, it is dangerous. with front and rear swaybars connected the tires like to move together, on a flat plane. now if you have a huge rock under your rear driver and a huge rock under your front passenger, you have 2 tires off the ground until the vehicle settles back (or forward) onto whichever tire it wants to. with the front swaybar disconnected it allows the front to do its thing, and the body to follow the rear axle. now before someone says "well why dont we disconnect the rear one too!" not a good idea, with the body not linked to any of the axles, the body is really free to do whatever it wants. I saw a guy who broke a rear swaybar bracket and therefore removed it entirely, have to get pulled up a simple hill because his body would just lean over until his tires were so far in his fenders that he could not get forward motion.
Yeah I don't run one at all, and I've never really felt all crazy tippy. Then again I'm only on 35s with maybe 3-4" of actual lift.
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i have a 2013 jeep wrangler and i just put a 4 inch long arm kit on it and i noticed just behind the rear doors there is a triangular piece of body sticking out will this be in the way of 35 inch tires
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i have a 2013 jeep wrangler and i just put a 4 inch long arm kit on it and i noticed just behind the rear doors there is a triangular piece of body sticking out will this be in the way of 35 inch tires
Normally, you shouldn't have a problem because when a JKs rear axle flexes it flexes to the rear. If you are talking about the pinch seam, many people trim it off for peace of mind.
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i have a 2013 jeep wrangler and i just put a 4 inch long arm kit on it and i noticed just behind the rear doors there is a triangular piece of body sticking out will this be in the way of 35 inch tires
Just make sure your wheelbase is set back to the factory length, if not a tad longer and you'll be perfectly fine

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