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Unread 03-01-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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sway bar quick disconnects

Hey guys i search for sway bar quick disconnect and found this website

http://www.4x4xplor.com/homediscos.html

I am thinking about doing sway bar quick disconnects to my jeep cherokee xj
is it a big advangtage of having sway bar quick disconnects for wheeling?




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Unread 03-01-2011, 11:05 PM   #2
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Here is my opinion on these... THEY SUCK!!! I did this to my jeep and i thought there were great at the time. Dont get me wrong, they work... but click and rattle around plus it is extremely hard to get them to fit right unless you are on perfectly flat ground. IMO i wouldnt run them. If you are really concerned about keeping your front sway bar, I would buy some JKS discos. I personally dont run a front sway bar because I get little to none body roll. Its nice to not have to get out of your Jeep and just go wheel, especially if you wheel a lot. The biggest argument is turning quickly on the freeway. If you are a good driver and are aware of your surroundings you should be fine.

Hope this helped.. Btw if you decide to do this mod, make sure you carry extra cotter pins and check them regularly along with your washers.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 11:33 PM   #3
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i just did this mod to my rig. I'll try to keep you updated on my findings
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Unread 03-02-2011, 07:55 PM   #4
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I am going to do this mod i think it is going to work great for me.
I am going to use grade 8 hardware.
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Unread 03-02-2011, 10:53 PM   #5
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Definitely go with grade 8. So far after driving around for a day or so on the icey highway I really don't hear or feel a difference from this mod, but it dose sure make wheelin a hell of a lot quicker to take part in!
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Unread 03-02-2011, 11:02 PM   #6
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Here is my opinion on these... THEY SUCK!!! I did this to my jeep and i thought there were great at the time. Dont get me wrong, they work... but click and rattle around plus it is extremely hard to get them to fit right unless you are on perfectly flat ground. IMO i wouldnt run them. If you are really concerned about keeping your front sway bar, I would buy some JKS discos. I personally dont run a front sway bar because I get little to none body roll. Its nice to not have to get out of your Jeep and just go wheel, especially if you wheel a lot. The biggest argument is turning quickly on the freeway. If you are a good driver and are aware of your surroundings you should be fine.

Hope this helped.. Btw if you decide to do this mod, make sure you carry extra cotter pins and check them regularly along with your washers.
Most of the time an accident occurs not because "you" (not you personally) are a bad driver but because there are other crazies on the road. Yeah I am sure that 99% of the time you can avoid an accident on the highway by paying attention, but what about that one time when you may have to swerve to avoid something like a blown out semi tire or something unexpected? Without a front sway bar your increasing your chance of rolling alot! I dont think saving a few mins on the trails not having to disconnect my sway bar is worth risking a rollover on the highway, but then again thats just my opinion.
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Unread 03-05-2011, 08:06 PM   #7
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Most of the time an accident occurs not because "you" (not you personally) are a bad driver but because there are other crazies on the road. Yeah I am sure that 99% of the time you can avoid an accident on the highway by paying attention, but what about that one time when you may have to swerve to avoid something like a blown out semi tire or something unexpected? Without a front sway bar your increasing your chance of rolling alot! I dont think saving a few mins on the trails not having to disconnect my sway bar is worth risking a rollover on the highway, but then again thats just my opinion.
True true.. then again my Jeep is used more around town then on the freeway. I can honestly yank my wheel pretty hard and dont get that much body roll. I just talked to somebody about this the other day and i like what he said: "im not going to agree or disagree with the no sway bar mod. I know my driving style but dont know theres. It is up to them to make the decision"
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Unread 08-22-2011, 01:00 PM   #8
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I am going to do this mod i think it is going to work great for me.
I am going to use grade 8 hardware.
Were you able to find grade 8 clevis/cotter hardware?
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Unread 08-22-2011, 03:24 PM   #9
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Were you able to find grade 8 clevis/cotter hardware?
yes, but i held off the idea of doing quick disconnects for now. because my set up is a 2" lift kit and 31 x 10.50 tires with 15x8 cragar 4" backspacing rims i dont think it would work well.
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Unread 08-23-2011, 01:41 AM   #10
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bought my rig with them, they are very nice for wheeling! I don't hear any noises from mine and its to bad idk the company of them haha. The only thing is once you disconnect them you have to zip tie or duct tape haha (thats all i had) the discos to the sway bar then rotate the sway bar and tape/zip tie the bar to your frame so it doesn't bang around.. AFter doing so, it was kinda a b*tch getting both sides on, took about 3 minutes but a lot more effort to get them back on.

In the end, worth it if you get ones that aren't
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Unread 08-23-2011, 04:22 PM   #11
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I am thinking of doing the quick disconnects on my jeep but i am lifted 2" and 31x10.50 set up i need to bumpstop the susspension so i am thinking is it even worth doing swaybar disconnects on my set up.
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Unread 10-03-2011, 05:58 PM   #12
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Alright guys i am debating on doing this.
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Unread 10-03-2011, 07:20 PM   #13
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have 0 complaints on them. No rattling, there easy easy easy

I would reccomend them to anyone. They adjust up to my 6 inch lift... i wouldn't push it and go bigger haha
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Unread 10-03-2011, 07:25 PM   #14
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I am thinking of doing my custom set up with a bracket. but i dont know how it would work with 31x10.50 and 2.5-3" lift. i dont really want my tires catch the fenders and damage them. i am bump stopped and trimmed fenders.
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Unread 10-11-2011, 11:06 AM   #15
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Alright guys i am updating this thread. i did my swaybar quick disconnects. i need to install my upper link brackets. the ride didnt really change much however it gave a smoother ride. it diff helped out flexing the suspension. but here is pics







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