Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Helsinki, Finland - on the European side of the Atlantic
I've heard that driving without a sway bar is pretty sketchy. Is this true?
With the rear swaybar, you hardly notice any difference if it's disconnected and the front is not. Front discoed, you certainly notice a difference no matter if you're stock height or 5" lift.
Disconnected front swaybar on the road is a bit sctechy, and you notice it's missing almost anywhere you drive. Is it drivable? Yes. Is it safe? To some extent - just try avoiding quick manouvers. Would I keep the front disconnected for extended periods unless I had to? No. The longest I've driven my ZJ with the front disconnected was for around two weeks due to some work in the front I didn't have time to do. I drove my XJ I think almost through the whole winter (~5 months) with the front & rear disconnected, but they are a bit different story with the rear leafs. Then again, I also rolled my XJ with the front connected, so it really won't stop you from flipping the Jeep
1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 LX daily driver, 1.75" BB, 32" KM2s, HPD30 Eaton e-locker/D44a stock LSD, 4.56 gears, custom- fabbed tube bumpers and tube fenders,...
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1990 XJ Limited (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, ***rolled and totalled @ 165k miles***
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