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Old 09-09-2015, 09:31 AM
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Pic request: disconnected sway bar

Hello all, looking to tap into the WF knowledge base regarding disconnects.

I've got 325 width duratracs on shallow BS wheels. I've managed all the other issues related to this except for the disconnects.

I'm running JKS discos, which are great. The only issue is that the studs for those are long and my tire/BS issue means the studs rub the inner tire when I tuck the sway bar up high.

So I'm hoping to see how others tie up their swaybar to see if there's a better height/location or anything I can do better. I know I should likely get wheel spacers, but trying to avoid those if I can (I've studied up on those and I'm aware of both sides of the debate). My only hesitation is that it'd be "just one more part".

I've got the tires that I do so now need to learn to live with them. Trying to be as economical as I can.

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Old 09-09-2015, 01:50 PM   #3
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I have the JKS discos and I take them completely off. No rubbing issues. That's the beauty of the JKS discos.
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Just to b clear, do you have the JKS Quicker Disconnects?
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JKS Quicker Disconnects with sway bar lanyards to keep the sway bar horizontal when disconnected. Work great.
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JKS Quicker Disconnects with sway bar lanyards to keep the sway bar horizontal when disconnected. Work great.
Yes, same setup and thanks for the responses guys.

I see in your pic that you're leaving the bar lower than what I've been doing. I've been tying it up high and the stud is rubbing the tire. Wasn't sure if I could leave them lower so the stud would tuck inside the wheel. All I've read about these says to zip tie them up out of the way- so like a noob I put them high.

So you haven't had any issues at that height?

I also remove the links completely.
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Just to b clear, do you have the JKS Quicker Disconnects?
Yes sir. I also remove them complete. It's the stud they mount to causing me trouble.
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I don't have a picture but I just let the swaybar hang loose. It doesn't drop at all after several days of wheeling.

I've never had an issue with them hitting anything. And I run 315/70R17 Duratracs on 17x9 wheels with 4.5" backspacing.
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I don't have a picture but I just let the swaybar hang loose. It doesn't drop at all after several days of wheeling.

I've never had an issue with them hitting anything. And I run 315/70R17 Duratracs on 17x9 wheels with 4.5" backspacing.
Thanks. so hanging loose they don't cause any trouble? I know mine take some effort to move. Didn't want to find out the hard way if I left them hanging.
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Yes, same setup and thanks for the responses guys.

I see in your pic that you're leaving the bar lower than what I've been doing. I've been tying it up high and the stud is rubbing the tire. Wasn't sure if I could leave them lower so the stud would tuck inside the wheel. All I've read about these says to zip tie them up out of the way- so like a noob I put them high.

So you haven't had any issues at that height?

I also remove the links completely.
No issues - I think on the JKs you are supposed to secure it in the horizontal position to keep it away from the tires. I have stock wheels and tires but I have seen stories of people wrecking even those with the sway bar too high or low - and I would be worried about it slipping down if it wasn't secured.

I think the setup on TJs etc. is different. On those you can put pins on the frame and tie the links up to keep the links and sway bar out of the way.
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Thanks. so hanging loose they don't cause any trouble? I know mine take some effort to move. Didn't want to find out the hard way if I left them hanging.
I'm sure the bushings will wear out eventually and I'll have to figure out a way to hang the bar. But for now it just sits there and doesn't move.
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I secure mine with large tie straps to the frame about the same height as expatwillys does.
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Yes sir. I also remove them complete. It's the stud they mount to causing me trouble.
Looks like I misunderstood part of your question. Sorry. Like Derf mentioned, I don't tie up my sway bar. When my Jeep was newer the sway bar didn't move or fall down. It's never caused me problems but it appears your tires are a little wider than mine. (I have 315's) I'm glad I looked at this thread because I liked Expatwillys sway bar lanyard.

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