Originally Posted by insanewake
Hi. Well I am installing a 3" lift on my 96 xj and I was just wondering the pros and cons of removing the stabilizer bars... Also can anyone tell me if they are using any computer chips like Jet Chips ect. and if they are worth it or if they are any other better ones? Thanks! Will start getting pics up of my Jeeps renovation.
The stabilizer bars (AKA Sway bars) prevent body roll which allows for better control especially when making evasive maneuvers however they also severly limit flex. You can pretty safely pull the rear one as most of us on here have done. If you have an XJ with the upcountry package from the factory you don't have a rear sway bar anyway. Pulling the rear one you'll notice a little more rear body roll but nothing bad.
The front one you're going to want to keep on and just get yourself a set of disconnects. Some run without it but most people will tell you you're crazy to not run without a front sway bar attached. For brands JKS, Teraflex, and Dipple (www.dipple.com
) all have quality disconnects. Many other ones are out there but they rattle quite a bit and many, myself included, think it gets annoying FAST. Personally I went with some cheap Ebay disconnects that rattled until I was done lifting. Then saved up and got myself a set of JKS ones. Good luck and welcome!