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post #1 of 30 Old 07-11-2010, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Electronic sway bar disconnect

This is my first jeep. I have a 2010 wrangler sport. What is the sway bar disconnect and what is it good for? I have been mud riding all my life and ive never had anything that you would disconnect the sway bar on. Im just use to scouts, fords, nissan trucks.

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post #2 of 30 Old 07-11-2010, 05:23 PM
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If you have the Sport - it does not come with an electric sway bar disconnect unless it was put on as an option. When you disconnect the sway bar (actually an anti-sway bar) it allows the front axle to articulate to a great degree and maintain wheel contact with the surface.

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so unless im doing alot of rock climbing its not something i will really need is it
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You can manually disconnect your swaybar links anyway... Takes five seconds, and its actually better than the electric anyway, just not as convenient.
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Ya'll know they are puttin these things on the new dodge trucks now?
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somebody post a picture of this thing. I figured it would come on my '05 rubi, but I guess they didn't have them at that time. I'll just get the JKS disconnect for $150.
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Here's the Mopar PDF: http://moparestore.trademotion.com/m...s/K6860116.pdf

It's not even for rock climbing, unless you subscribe to Jeep marketing. Basically, it allows a Jeep Rubicon to disconnect your front sway bar with the push of a switch. It's kinda like electronic scissors, or something else equally lame or lazy. Manual disconnects are just a good, probably better, since they're not controlled by an ECU.

Manual disconnects: $125
Remote disconnects: $1,455 (http://jeepparts.mopar.com/jeep/wran...cessories.html)
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Manual disconnects are called "two wrenches" and you can get them for under 30 bones....
Quick disco's are about 125 though... And they are just something else for convenience.
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so unless im doing alot of rock climbing its not something i will really need is it
Lol well said man.



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Here's the Mopar PDF: http://moparestore.trademotion.com/m...s/K6860116.pdf

It's not even for rock climbing, unless you subscribe to Jeep marketing. Basically, it allows a Jeep Rubicon to disconnect your front sway bar with the push of a switch. It's kinda like electronic scissors, or something else equally lame or lazy. Manual disconnects are just a good, probably better, since they're not controlled by an ECU.

Manual disconnects: $125
Remote disconnects: $1,455 (Jeep Wrangler Accessories - The Official Jeep Parts and Accessory eStore offered by Chrysler)
thanks. i figured it may look like that, but I wasn't sure if they may have had some solenoid operated pins either.

Yeah, I'm not going to be going electric anytime soon.
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somebody post a picture of this thing. I figured it would come on my '05 rubi, but I guess they didn't have them at that time. I'll just get the JKS disconnect for $150.

I installed the JKS quicker disconnects three days ago. Because these have 4 grease fittings for the pivot points when connected I would advise that you have rubber gloves when disconnecting or reconnecting on the trail. It's going to get messy.
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post #12 of 30 Old 07-12-2010, 09:29 AM
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They were designed over 50 years ago, but the cost and use wasn't realised till recently and they are an added convenience, but

There are cases where -BAM- all of a sudden the ability to free you front swaybar can be a life saver and either forgetting to manually release your swaybar, at the start, or not being able to---

The electronic can be a life saver, especially in search and rescue !!

They're kinda like e-hubs Vs manual hubs !!

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Just out of curiousity... What would happen if you left the antisway bar disconnected all the time?

Would it be undrivable on the road? or just not handle quite as well?
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Just out of curiousity... What would happen if you left the antisway bar disconnected all the time?

Would it be undrivable on the road? or just not handle quite as well?
depending on how you drive, it could add to the amount of body roll that you feel. A lot of guys will disconnect them completely, I took mine front bar completely off my ZJ and couldn't really tell a difference in ride quality.
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Since my 2010 jk don't have this what would be the best and cheapest way for me to beable to disconnect mine with buying the electric one?
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