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post #1 of 59 Old 06-03-2012, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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2012 Rubicon Sway Bar Disconnect

I have a 2012 black rubicon and the dealer said that you can disconnect the sway bar with a push of a button. How do I do this, I heard you have to be in a certain gear and going so fast but I don't know. Also do I physically grab the sway bar with my hands to remove it or what? Thanks in advance


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you probably shouldnt be moving at all and in park. I dont know how JK's auto disco works but i wouldnt be moving while doing it, and no i dont believe you even have to get out of the jeep so you wouldnt even touch the swaybar
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You need to be in 4wd to engage the disconnect. You push the button that says "sway bar", no reason to get out of the vehicle. I recommend reading over your owners manual, its very informational, I do this on every vehicle I get.
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just put it in 4WD Low and hit the button. doesn't matter if you're moving or not.

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^ there you go its pretty simple but rear the section in that manual I think you have to be going a certain speed or slower for it to release.

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just put it in 4WD Low and hit the button. doesn't matter if you're moving or not.
It will disconnect in 4hi, too.
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It will also reconnect if you exceed a certain speed (18 mph) and disconnect automatically once you slow down within the operating range once again.
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you probably shouldnt be moving at all and in park. I dont know how JK's auto disco works but i wouldnt be moving while doing it, and no i dont believe you even have to get out of the jeep so you wouldnt even touch the swaybar
Wow, that is some of the worst feedback I can recall seeing on this forum.

The swaybar disconnects with the push of a button in 4HI or 4LO. It will automatically reconnect if you exceed 18mph (or shift into 2WD), and it will automatically disconnect again when you drop below 18mph. If you press the swaybar button while on the freeway (or the locker button for that matter) the relevant dash lights will just flash at you in mockery.

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Wow, that is some of the worst feedback I can recall seeing on this forum.

The swaybar disconnects with the push of a button in 4HI or 4LO. It will automatically reconnect if you exceed 18mph (or shift into 2WD), and it will automatically disconnect again when you drop below 18mph. If you press the swaybar button while on the freeway (or the locker button for that matter) the relevant dash lights will just flash at you in mockery.



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Sounds good I'll be heading off road this weekend and I'll try it out

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Sounds good I'll be heading off road this weekend and I'll try it out
Since this appears to be your maiden voyage, make sure you have some more experienced offroaders with you. They'll be able to let you know if/when you need to disconnect the swaybar, use the lockers, etc. And having an experienced driver acting as your spotter will help you start off with better habits.

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Since this appears to be your maiden voyage, make sure you have some more experienced offroaders with you. They'll be able to let you know if/when you need to disconnect the swaybar, use the lockers, etc. And having an experienced driver acting as your spotter will help you start off with better habits.
Yea I will definitely go with some experienced jeepers, but when you say lockers, what does that mean/what are those?

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and before you go how about reading your owner manual!!!!!!

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What is a sway bar?
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Yea I will definitely go with some experienced jeepers, but when you say lockers, what does that mean/what are those?
Oh boy. Watch all of the videos on your DVD manual... please. And what the hell kind of salesman sold you a Rubicon without telling you why it costs $8k more??

The key benefits of the Rubicon over the other trim levels are:
- Electronic swaybar disconnect
- Electronic front and rear lockers
- Super-low gearing in the transfer case (in 4LO)

Before you head out on the trail, do the research to familiarize yourself with what each of those things means.

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