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Old 01-17-2016, 08:06 PM
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Talking Sway bar disconnects

Newbe here; bought an 07 Rubi 2dr that has electronic SB disconnect on dash panel. However, also has quick disconnect pins on the bar ends of the sway bar. Do people actually use both the electronic disconnect and also pull the manual pins on the end bars????

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Newbe here; bought an 07 Rubi 2dr that has electronic SB disconnect on dash panel. However, also has quick disconnect pins on the bar ends of the sway bar. Do people actually use both the electronic disconnect and also pull the manual pins on the end bars????
Think of it as a back up, occasionally the electronic SB disconnect can stop working if it gets wet or dirty inside. If your SB disconnect is not disengaging it will flash when turn on.

You might get more articulation with the quick disconnects.

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You will get more articulation when you disconnect the links, the electronic disconnect is limited to a certain point.
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sway bar disconnects

I'm now being told that the quick disconnects may have been installed as part of the 2.5 lift to accommodate for the added heighth with a little extra length, and not really anticipated to be used as disconnects. But from what you are saying it appears that one could use them for quick disconnects if they needed the increased articulation. I'll probably never know until I'm "high centered" on a rock, miles from no where, hoping the winch still works.!! thanks for your thoughts and input.
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If you have an concerns about your links "flipping" during extreme articulation manually disconnecting them will prevent that.
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When the links are pulled, what do you guys do with the sway bar? I flipped mine all the way up yesterday and found my tire would rub just a bit on the link mount shaft sticking out of the sway bar.
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You will get more articulation when you disconnect the links, the electronic disconnect is limited to a certain point.
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If you have an concerns about your links "flipping" during extreme articulation manually disconnecting them will prevent that.
A few Rubi's that I see on the trail have both... They run e-disco most of the time but if they get to a significant obstacle, they will jump out and manually disconnect.
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When the links are pulled, what do you guys do with the sway bar? I flipped mine all the way up yesterday and found my tire would rub just a bit on the link mount shaft sticking out of the sway bar.
I bought these Teraflex Disconnect Brackets (under $18 dollars from Rick at Quadratec) to hold my sway bar and my JKS Quick Disconnect links up and out of they way when they're disconnected. The Teraflex brackets installed under the Jeeps body mounts using the factory bolts. I like the Teraflex style more then the JKS straps that hold the sway bar up when disconnected, I didn't like the idea of having the JKS straps flapping around when not in use.




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I bought these Teraflex Disconnect Brackets (under $18 dollars from Rick at Quadratec) to hold my sway bar and my JKS Quick Disconnect links up and out of they way when they're disconnected. The Teraflex brackets installed under the Jeeps body mounts using the factory bolts. I like the Teraflex style more then the JKS straps that hold the sway bar up when disconnected, I didn't like the idea of having the JKS straps flapping around when not in use.
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I had my bar, with the JKS link fully removed, swung up to that position. When I'd articulate the inside sidewall of my tire was contacting the JKS mounting pin. Ended up swinging the bat down to the stock location so the pin was more lined up with the bead instead of the sidewall.

Im guessing reality here is that my 285s on stock wheels with spacers are not quite far enough out.
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I had my bar, with the JKS link fully removed, swung up to that position. When I'd articulate the inside sidewall of my tire was contacting the JKS mounting pin. Ended up swinging the bat down to the stock location so the pin was more lined up with the bead instead of the sidewall.

Im guessing reality here is that my 285s on stock wheels with spacers are not quite far enough out.
Stock rims with spacers?
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Stock rims with spacers?
yup, stock rubi wheels with red rock spacers. 285/70/17 Duratracs.
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yup, stock rubi wheels with red rock spacers. 285/70/17 Duratracs.
Might be a good reason to get some new rims with the correct backspacing. You should be able to recoupe a decent amount for your old Rubicon rims on craiglist.
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Might be a good reason to get some new rims with the correct backspacing. You should be able to recoupe a decent amount for your old Rubicon rims on craiglist.
agreed and agreed. Finally found my justification for new wheels

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