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JKS Quickr Disconnects - Popped Tire

Just installed the JKS Quickr disconnects on my stock '08 Sahara 4DR. I really like them, but noticed when they were disconnected I heard tire rub if I turned the wheel all the way to one side or the other when off road on heavy terrain. And then it happened...my driver side front tire got cut by the disconnect's top post. I had the front sway bar pushed up and tie wrapped to the frame to keep that post out of the way, but it didn't help. Has anyone else had a problem with this or have suggestions on how I can fix it? Right now I don't even want to use the disconnects because I don't want to cut another tire. Thanks.

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-08-2008, 11:04 AM
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Holy crap. Sorry to hear about the tire man. What kind of tire did it slice open?

Thats the first I've heard of the JKS dicos doing that BTW.
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Just installed the JKS Quickr disconnects on my stock '08 Sahara 4DR. I really like them, but noticed when they were disconnected I heard tire rub if I turned the wheel all the way to one side or the other when off road on heavy terrain. And then it happened...my driver side front tire got cut by the disconnect's top post. I had the front sway bar pushed up and tie wrapped to the frame to keep that post out of the way, but it didn't help. Has anyone else had a problem with this or have suggestions on how I can fix it? Right now I don't even want to use the disconnects because I don't want to cut another tire. Thanks.
Yes, I installed them and had the same problem. I took a grinder and trimmed the corner off the body mount on each side, primed the bare metal, allowing the sway bar to be raised another two inches and have had no problem since then. Sorry to hear about the tire...but this fix works great and has created no problems for me even under max articulation.

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I know at full turn my tires slightly rub the stock sway links when disco'd. I push the bar all the way up as high as it goes.

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i always leave the sway in it's normal position, which for my jeep is parallel. i have not had a problem yet. sorry about your misfortune, i hope it wasn't a 400.00 18" toyo 35.
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I tried that at first, but then noticed that, as the spacing between pins is about 3-1/2", as either wheel raised more than that distance, the two mounting pins would clank together...glad your setup works, but I did not like the clanking noise or potential damage to the pins.

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Yup happened to me last year.







I emailed JKS about it. THey then went and checked on their rig and verified that what I was telling them was correct. They then determined that the solution is to NOT tie your swaybar up at an angle (that just allows it to hit the tire). They now tell JK owners to tie the swaybar at a "neutral" position (IE: parallel to the ground). They determined by looking at their rig, that if the swaybar is up at an angle, it WILL hit the tire, even on lifted JK's. So I say that anyone that does swing the swaybar up, you have been lucky so far. But it can happen any time.

Here is how I always do it now (per my conversations with JKS), and never have any problems


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I'll try to tie in the neutral position. Had the tire and wheel warranty, so it was a free replacement! Just the stock 18" Sahara tires. So do you feel any rubbing with the sway bar in the neutral position? No problems at all this way so far huh?
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I'll try to tie in the neutral position. Had the tire and wheel warranty, so it was a free replacement! Just the stock 18" Sahara tires. So do you feel any rubbing with the sway bar in the neutral position? No problems at all this way so far huh?
no problems at all, and I've done a lot of wheeling with it this way. Worst case scenario is the zip tie breaks

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Sounds like the answer to me! Thanks again for the detailed pics. I really appreciate your help!
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Wow, So let me get this straight. You paid 150.00 for a swaybar disco set up, Blew a tire and they just said to tie it up differently Guess I will continue to disco my stock bar for free before I leave the house for the trails.

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Wow, So let me get this straight. You paid 150.00 for a swaybar disco set up, Blew a tire and they just said to tie it up differently Guess I will continue to disco my stock bar for free before I leave the house for the trails.
wow dude... You really have a thing against disco's and/or how other people chose to spend their money.

FWIW- the time I popped my sidewall, I was bone stock, I was not using the JKS's yet- I had them sitting on my kitchen table waiting to install them. After I popped my sidewall, I was nervous about installing the JKS, which is why I contacted them. They were completely unaware of the swaybar issue until I contacted them.

So... It is not an issue with the JKS disco's, it is an issue with putting your swaybar up. It needs to be down parallel to the ground.

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wow dude... You really have a thing against disco's and/or how other people chose to spend their money.

FWIW- the time I popped my sidewall, I was bone stock, I was not using the JKS's yet- I had them sitting on my kitchen table waiting to install them. After I popped my sidewall, I was nervous about installing the JKS, which is why I contacted them. They were completely unaware of the swaybar issue until I contacted them.

So... It is not an issue with the JKS disco's, it is an issue with putting your swaybar up. It needs to be down parallel to the ground.
I'm sorry if I came off offensive. I was laughing at the fact that a company that sells an item for such an inflated price wouldn't try to fix the problem. As far as how you spend your money, I don't care. You can spend 1,000.00 on a disco set up for all I care. I have 5.00 dollars into mine and it takes about 2 min. to disco. But I am curious as to how you punctured the sidewall of your tire with the stock swaybay and links?

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I'm sorry if I came off offensive. I was laughing at the fact that a company that sells an item for such an inflated price wouldn't try to fix the problem. As far as how you spend your money, I don't care. You can spend 1,000.00 on a disco set up for all I care. I have 5.00 dollars into mine and it takes about 2 min. to disco. But I am curious as to how you punctured the sidewall of your tire with the stock swaybay and links?
Remove the lower link bolt, and then swung the swaybar UP - which I thought was "out of the way". Well... Here's the combo that will pop.

Swaybar tied up in an upward position
steering turned all the way to the stops and the opposite side front tire up higher just a few inches. In my case, I was turned left to the stop, right front tire was up about 5" higher than the left. BANG! It took me and a buddy a while to figure out how it had happened. After we got the tire changed we decided to check the opposite side. And yes, under those same circumstances, the left tire also hit the swaybar/link.

Check it out if you're skeptical. Get a little bit of articulation, turn all the way to the stops (opposite of the wheel that is up higher), and have a look.

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