post #1 of Old 03-29-2014, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
Utah_Jay
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Just installed sway bar disconnects....quick question

I just installed Rubicon Express front sway bar disconnects today. They are basically a copy of the JKS. I adjusted both links to the exact same length. However when I go to connect them I notice the sway bar is a bit different on each side due the fact my passenger side seems to sit just slightly lower than the driver side. I assume its either a weaker spring or there is just more weight on that side. I had to use my high lift on the passenger side to connect that side of the disconnect (or I could have a buddy pull up on the bumper).

Is this normal for this type of disconnect? Will it cause any harm?

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post #2 of Old 03-29-2014, 09:22 PM
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you might check to see if the sway bar is not bent, just take if off and lay it on the ground. I noticed on my bar when I had installed heim joints on my 08 several years ago that the factory sway bar had about as much resistance as a piece of 1/2" EMT conduit. I could flex it very easy with my bare had. Its basically a thin wall hollow tube.

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post #3 of Old 03-29-2014, 09:31 PM
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It is normal...you need to be on level ground and/or if that doesnt work you can have a friend sit on the bumper or you can pull up or down on the swaybar to get it on

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post #4 of Old 03-29-2014, 10:03 PM
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you might check to see if the sway bar is not bent, just take if off and lay it on the ground. I noticed on my bar when I had installed heim joints on my 08 several years ago that the factory sway bar had about as much resistance as a piece of 1/2" EMT conduit. I could flex it very easy with my bare had. Its basically a thin wall hollow tube.
I've either been a tech or an insurance auto damage appraiser since 1995 and have never seen a bent (damaged) swaybar. They are made of spring steel and they are either fine or broken (snapped) there's really no in between with them.
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post #5 of Old 03-31-2014, 09:23 AM
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You're seeing a symptom of "JK Lean", a common condition caused by the weight of the passenger side mounted fuel tank and some other factors. You can get rid of it by shimming the right rear spring a bit (mine took a 1/2" spacer), or just live with it and set the links to different lengths. Some guys report being able to level the rig by adjusting the links longer on the passenger side, but that puts a constant load on the sway bars, not such a great idea.
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post #6 of Old 03-31-2014, 09:45 AM
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you might check to see if the sway bar is not bent, just take if off and lay it on the ground. I noticed on my bar when I had installed heim joints on my 08 several years ago that the factory sway bar had about as much resistance as a piece of 1/2" EMT conduit. I could flex it very easy with my bare had. Its basically a thin wall hollow tube.
What swaybars do you use? The front on JKS is about 7/8" think solid spring steel.

Make sure the Jeep is on level ground and then set the lengths of the swaybars so that they slid on nicely. Use the first one to set the angle of the swaybar and then the next one just adjust to slide on. Just make sure the ground is level and your swaybar will function properly.
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