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Old 01-11-2012, 04:44 AM
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Disconnected much?

Alright I got my baby in to just do a good once over, rotate the tires, and finally finish completely installing my rock rails before I get out this Sunday. I was really curious how much work it would be to disconnect my front sway bar on my back in the mud with no quick disconnects, furthermore I was curious just how much benefit it would net me so I took some connected and disconnected pictures...

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Pretty notable difference, Ultimately with the 32's and only 2 additional inches of ground clearance I would probably find myself rubbing my fender wells really bad when it came to being this flexed and turning, that said I would rather rub my tire against my fender liner and crawl through something than pull a tire off the ground and loose traction to where I have to pound through something.

I am already loosing sleep over this coming weekend, I obviously need to get out more because this stuff is like crack, the cravings are there!
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:22 AM
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This is a great demonstration of how much flex you can get by disconnecting. Just be careful in the rear once you go onto various types of terrains. When you start flexing and twisting it up, the rear tires could get ripped up on the rear pinch weld. If you haven't done it yet, I would do the mod. I learned this the hard way.


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Re: Disconnected much?

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This is a great demonstration of how much flex you can get by disconnecting. Just be careful in the rear once you go onto various types of terrains. When you start flexing and twisting it up, the rear tires could get ripped up on the rear pinch weld. If you haven't done it yet, I would do the mod. I learned this the hard way.


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true true i ripped the crap out of my MT on my pinch weld in the rear its a must if you like to do sweet shit in your jeep
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:52 PM
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Re: Disconnected much?

Nice shots! Disco is the only way to wheel!!!

And like other said, take care of that rear fender BEFORE you go out Sun! It is very easy and will make your time a lot more enjoyable.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:44 PM
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Re: Disconnected much?

Thanks guys! I'm not sure if I will be able to make this happen on the trail without quick disconnects... there is just not much room down there, I would love to see some pictures of legit WK disconnects and how they function, I keep coming back to the most functional and risk reducing move for me would be to completely remove the sway bar to get it completely out of the way. There is no really good place to zip tie it up if I remove both end links and if I remove one I run the risk of it folding under at full droop and articulating into the tie rod end which would NOT be good. I am going to try removing it tonight at work (at least we are dead this week so I actually get to tinker ha ha). If I can break all the bolts loose and make the process a bit easier, ripping the 2 bolts into the lower control arm out followed by the 4 sway bar mount bolts may be my best bet, I just see that being not fun to re-install on my back in the cold. Ultimately I can have someone airing up my tires and I can work on installing the sway bar, worst case scenario, drive home really slow and install it at home in my garage or at work. I see this being something that not only aids in my getting through trails but it will make it much smoother and the ride much nicer, this way the jeep wont be violently swaying side to side following the terrain under the front tires but more gently dropping and lifting the wheels into and out of holes, just moving my jeep over a stall to take these pictures driving over some bumps at the shop door its felt weird to not sway when driving over them unevenly.

Ill try to get the rear fender rolled, I have already been out once and had the rear as articulated as show with no ill effects. I see you all have spacers or aftermarket wheels and I have no spacers, I think my rear wheels are in the wells enough that the tires are clear of the lip. None the less it would be good insurance for sure.

I also have a coworker whom gets all turned on by this stuff (he will be out with us in his Cherokee) when I told him I wanted to extend my front skid plate to my core support for more protection he was like "bring it over and we will weld it up"! It wont happen before Sunday but Ill be working on a template, my current plan is to weld it to my factory skid plate and have it slip under the the fascia and use the 3 bolts on the bottom of the core support to attach it through the fascia and the added skid plate. We will see how that works out, it will be a lot of weight to drop every oil change but its much needed protection!
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I gotta say I loved having my shiz disconnected. So much smoother of a ride w plenty articulation. Love it
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Re: Disconnected much?

Wonder if you can mod in the JK's Rubicon quick disco system? :P
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Re: Disconnected much?

I have glanced at it, width may be ok, only problem is the ends of the WK swaybar curve up and back down for clearance over the tie rod end, the wrangler bar is flat, if someone were to say go SAS then it may, JUST may be absolutely perfect
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Re: Disconnected much?

Just noticed that your in Portland,OR. I have a good friend with a custom 6inch lift on his commander on 22inch wheels on grapplers. I go out there every once and awhile.
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Re: Disconnected much?

I have yet to see that monster, but yes, Portland is home, I dig it here!
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