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Unread 07-31-2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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sway bars

do i discount them when im off roading? sorry to ask this. its because im going threw the rubber bushings like crazy..

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Unread 07-31-2011, 09:39 PM   #2
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mine are disco'd all the time. most people on here say thats the end of the world and recently got told that meant i didn't love my family. so don't suggest that however disco'ing them while offroad is the smart thing to do. more flex and no more early bushing wear.
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Yes, it improves flex look into sway disconects.
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Unread 07-31-2011, 10:53 PM   #4
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so i should invest in quick disconnects?
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Yes. Don't drive around with them disconnected on public roads, just off-highway.
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Yes. Don't drive around with them disconnected on public roads, just off-highway.

Why not? I put probably 200 miles on my jeep both highway and off road with no serious problems.

I actually like the way it rides ...
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Because driving around is alot different than having to do an emergency manuver at speed, losing control or rolling over, and causing harm to yourself and others.
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Because driving around is alot different than having to do an emergency manuver at speed, losing control or rolling over, and causing harm to yourself and others.
prove that the same accident was caused by no sway bar and i will believe you. i have put 7000 miles on mine since disco and it handles better than it did stock with the sway bars. a properly set up coil can do the same thing all a sway bar does is effectively double the spring rate. so a stiffer spring would do the same exact thing. it is also nice not having ones were i am because of how ****ty the roads are and ride is improved without them.
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prove that the same accident was caused by no sway bar and i will believe you. i have put 7000 miles on mine since disco and it handles better than it did stock with the sway bars. a properly set up coil can do the same thing all a sway bar does is effectively double the spring rate. so a stiffer spring would do the same exact thing. it is also nice not having ones were i am because of how ****ty the roads are and ride is improved without them.
How about YOU prove it? Why don't YOU drive 65 MPH on the freeway and do an evasive manuver? You've been lucky. That's all. Enough said. I'm not beating this dead horse.
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it is also nice not having ones were i am because of how ****ty the roads are and ride is improved without them.

THIS x 10,000

I live in pothole heaven. TONS of pot holes. The fact that it's a solid axle vehicle and I'm running truck tires, made rides around the city almost unbearable with the pot holes.

With the swaybar disconnected, it's a MUCH better ride going through the potholes I can't avoid.
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How about YOU prove it? Why don't YOU drive 65 MPH on the freeway and do an evasive manuver? You've been lucky. That's all. Enough said. I'm not beating this dead horse.
i have. stupid truck driver decided to answer his phone and run me off the road. jeep handled just fine. if you do not feel comfortable knowing how to handle an SUV with no sway bars cool. i am fine as is my wife don't drive like a ******* and it can maneuver just fine.
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How about YOU prove it? Why don't YOU drive 65 MPH on the freeway and do an evasive manuver? You've been lucky. That's all. Enough said. I'm not beating this dead horse.

Here's an idea, grab a stock cherokee with 225/75/15 tires, and BOTH front and rear sway bars, get it sideways and let us know the result.

Next, get a cherokee with 2'' of lift, 31s and no swaybars, and get it sideways. Either way, you're tipping over.

The cherokee is a unibody SUV with glass high up ... it's tipping over either way.

I look at it like this: I have a 11 year old suv with 105,000 miles on it, a lift and bigger tires. It has questionable brakes and tail lights that don't always work. I also have a Ford Focus that gets 40mpg ... Which is a better choice for the highway? If I'm on a wheeling trip and cara-jeeping somewhere, the 4 cyl wranglers on 34s can't go much above 45 anyway.
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prove that the same accident was caused by no sway bar and i will believe you. i have put 7000 miles on mine since disco and it handles better than it did stock with the sway bars. a properly set up coil can do the same thing all a sway bar does is effectively double the spring rate. so a stiffer spring would do the same exact thing. it is also nice not having ones were i am because of how ****ty the roads are and ride is improved without them.
Now I am calling bull**** on this, I drove a stock XJ with addco swaybars front and rear for 4 years and then went to a lifted xj. The lifted one is way more unstable driving around without the front swaybar connected and I personally don't like driving it on the interstate with it disconnected.
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How about YOU prove it? Why don't YOU drive 65 MPH on the freeway and do an evasive manuver? You've been lucky. That's all. Enough said. I'm not beating this dead horse.
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Now I am calling bull**** on this, I drove a stock XJ with addco swaybars front and rear for 4 years and then went to a lifted xj. The lifted one is way more unstable driving around without the front swaybar connected and I personally don't like driving it on the interstate with it disconnected.
I've noticed a bit more body roll in corners (IE the ones that say to go 45 around on the interstate and I keep going 65) but never have I felt unsafe without the swaybar.

The worst thing that happened with the disconnected sway bars is my 31s ripped off my front fender flares.
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Unread 08-01-2011, 07:25 AM   #15
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Now I am calling bull**** on this, I drove a stock XJ with addco swaybars front and rear for 4 years and then went to a lifted xj. The lifted one is way more unstable driving around without the front swaybar connected and I personally don't like driving it on the interstate with it disconnected.
How so. How do you know my coils/leafs are not stiffer leading to less bodyroll.
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