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Unread 08-15-2009, 07:38 PM   #1
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2" lift-do I need extended sway bars?

I've search the web and this forum for about 30 minutes and couldn't find an answers.

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I'm thinking about putting on a 2" lift on my jeep and wondered if I need extended sway bars for the lift. Anyone have an opinion?

Thanks, Paul

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Unread 08-15-2009, 08:22 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you mean the vertical arms that connect the front sway bar to the leaf mounts. You might consider getting 2" longer (than OEM) quick disconnects for when you go off-road. With them disconnected, you'll get better articulation. Having said that, my 2-1/2" Rubicon Express lift came with quick disconnects that were 2-1/2" longer than my OEM arms.
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I'm assuming you mean the vertical arms that connect the front sway bar to the leaf mounts. You might consider getting 2" longer (than OEM) quick disconnects for when you go off-road. With them disconnected, you'll get better articulation. Having said that, my 2-1/2" Rubicon Express lift came with quick disconnects that were 2-1/2" longer than my OEM arms.
Yah, I meant the vertical arms. Would the stock ones left on help prohibit the actual lift? Meaning, if I had 2" extended arms would I have a better lift height result form the 2" lift? I don't mean to be so crazy about this vertical arm issue, but I'm on a budget.

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No you don't need them with such a small lift. Wait until you have the $ to upgrade them. Or search how to DIY extend them yourself, if you have the tools/skills.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 10:42 AM   #5
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I built my own extended arms/ disconnect last year, and I love them

Link goes to my website for the write-up

http://upstateoffroad.com/swaybar/swaybar.htm
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