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post #1 of 7 Old 08-20-2013, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Sway extensions?

I have been looking at several 2-2.5 inch suspension lift. Some include sway extensions, some not. What are you guys feelings on the need for these. Also same question on brake line brackets.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-20-2013, 04:30 PM
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What kind of wheeling you going to be doing? Extended sway bar links and brake line brackets allow you to have more articulation when going over obstacles and keep your tires on ground, therefore more traction. If it's mostly for looks and bigger tires and not trail riding, not a necessity.

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What kind of wheeling you going to be doing? Extended sway bar links and brake line brackets allow you to have more articulation when going over obstacles and keep your tires on ground, therefore more traction. If it's mostly for looks and bigger tires and not trail riding, not a necessity.
Some trail riding with some flexing, so I kind of feel a need for it.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-20-2013, 06:53 PM
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Longer sway bar links are to keep the anti swaybar in the level or neutral position for on road driving. If you have a non rubicon and do any type of off road low speed driving get adjustable disconnects for the front. Disconnecting will keep the wheels in contact with the terrain instead of lifting due to the axle being restrained by the sway bar.

Brake line extensions are a must if you lift and articulate the Jeep other wise you will risk ripping the brake line on the trail ,not good.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-20-2013, 09:56 PM
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Longer sway bar links are to keep the anti swaybar in the level or neutral position for on road driving. .
and thats the only reason!

Good advice in the rest of this answer as well.

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and thats the only reason!

Good advice in the rest of this answer as well.
Actually that's not the only reason. If the end links are too short for the suspension travel, the sway bar can become bound up under full droop and the end link and end of the sway bar can get in line with each other and break the end link.

I believe there have even been recent threads with this very problem.
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Actually that's not the only reason. If the end links are too short for the suspension travel, the sway bar can become bound up under full droop and the end link and end of the sway bar can get in line with each other and break the end link. BECAUSE THE NUETRAL POSITION IS NOT LEVEL TO THE GROUND SO THE TRAVEL IS STARTING TOO CLOSE TO THE EXTREME OF THE ARC...

I believe there have even been recent threads with this very problem.
I guess I stand corrected...

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