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post #1 of 8 Old 09-06-2012, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Top speed driving w/o sway bar?

I need to take my JKU onroad with the sway bar links removed because they're binding on my drag link (due to lift) and the adjustable quick disconnects haven't arrived yet. I need to move my jeep to a different location before the weekend so I'm planning to just remove the sway bar links altogether and drive it about 10 miles.

How unstable am I gonna be on the road? I shouldn't have to drive it anymore than about 30 mph. Any thoughts appreciated!

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-06-2012, 10:39 AM
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You will be fine. The sway bar directly affects body roll, so as long as your not hitting corners at top speed you should be ok.
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-06-2012, 10:41 AM
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You'll probably be ok, but you should take a little caution. 30MPH, no sudden swerving or turns. When you get in on the road just wiggle the wheel a bit to give you an idea of how much body roll you're getting...but at 30MPH going 10 miles I wouldn't worry about it all that much.

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post #4 of 8 Old 09-06-2012, 10:43 AM
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It won't make THAT much difference. I forgot to reconnect my sway bar after off-roading one weekend. I was doing 60+, down somewhat curvey roads. I kept wondering to myself why there was more than usual body lean, but nothing so much as to scare me. Wasn't until I got home and later crawled under the front end to look at something else that I realized what I had done.

Just keep in mind that it will lean more and seem to hunt around the road more. But doing 55+ is not a problem.

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post #5 of 8 Old 09-06-2012, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Great! That's what I figured but it's nice to have confirmation.

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post #6 of 8 Old 09-06-2012, 10:51 AM
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I drive discod on dirt roads frequently at 25-45 mph, itsa nice and cushy, although my lift is only 2.5 and tires 33" aired no less than 20.

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post #7 of 8 Old 09-06-2012, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah doesn't seem like it would be a problem unless you were tryin to take corners at high speed or something.

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post #8 of 8 Old 09-06-2012, 11:23 AM
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You'll be ok until you swerve at highway speed to avoid something on the road.
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