Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Modifications & Enhancements > Off Road Modifications

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 08-22-2011, 04:13 PM
Crashtown's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Durango, CO
Posts: 390
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1746
Crashtown is on a distinguished road
Question Disconnecting Front/Rear Swaybar for Off Road?

I've read many posts on disconnecting the front swaybars. Will the extra travel add enough stress on the upper arm to cause failure?

I have also seen posts to leave the rear swaybar connected. Is that because there is no gain in travel with the 5-link solid rear setup, or will something very bad happen?
__________________

__________________

2005 Inferno Red 5.7 Hemi Limited QDII - Rock Krawler X-Factor - OME N190 Rear Shocks - BF Goodrich All-Terrain 265/70/17E - 08-10 Front Fascia Conversion - Saguaro 4XComponents Boulder Grill Insert - AEM Brute Force CAI - Billet Technology Catch Can
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-22-2011, 05:23 PM
mrtosh's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Woodbury, mn
Posts: 765
Thanks: 0
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 92884
mrtosh has a reputation beyond reputemrtosh has a reputation beyond reputemrtosh has a reputation beyond reputemrtosh has a reputation beyond reputemrtosh has a reputation beyond reputemrtosh has a reputation beyond reputemrtosh has a reputation beyond reputemrtosh has a reputation beyond reputemrtosh has a reputation beyond reputemrtosh has a reputation beyond reputemrtosh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Disconnecting Front/Rear Swaybar for Off Road?

There's a lot of people running with both the front and rear disconnected when wheeling. The thing about the rear is the lip on the front of the wheel well, if you have wheel spacers you'll run into that. Also the upper control arm on the drivers side will hit the gas tank skid unless you notch the tank skid. One more thing to mention on the rears if running disconnected is the brake lines will be pretty tight without a drop extension bracket or longer lines.

The front disconnected won't hurt anything but will put stress on your upper ball joints in the stock arms.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-22-2011, 05:32 PM
Crashtown's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Durango, CO
Posts: 390
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1746
Crashtown is on a distinguished road
Re: Disconnecting Front/Rear Swaybar for Off Road?

RK had notching the gas tank skid in the instructions, so that's a check. I'll have to take a gander at those brake lines when I'm installing my rear OME N190 shocks.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-22-2011, 06:05 PM
suzieque's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2008 3.0L WK
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,224
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 3091
suzieque is a name known to all
Re: Disconnecting Front/Rear Swaybar for Off Road?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrtosh View Post
There's a lot of people running with both the front and rear disconnected when wheeling. The thing about the rear is the lip on the front of the wheel well, if you have wheel spacers you'll run into that. Also the upper control arm on the drivers side will hit the gas tank skid unless you notch the tank skid. One more thing to mention on the rears if running disconnected is the brake lines will be pretty tight without a drop extension bracket or longer lines.

The front disconnected won't hurt anything but will put stress on your upper ball joints in the stock arms.
good info, I had been interested in front sway disconnects for off roading, but maybe I won't bother.
__________________
2008 WK "S" Limited bright metallic silver, 5 speed W5J400 transmission, June 18/2008 build, 213RE rear differential with 3.73 axle ratio, 245/60R18 Goodyear Fortera tires, NV245 transfer case, 3.0L CRD.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-25-2011, 09:16 AM
JeepCoop's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2007 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,745
Thanks: 360
Thanked 75 Times in 72 Posts
Rep Power: 1892538
JeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Disconnecting Front/Rear Swaybar for Off Road?

Great topic brother! I want both the front n rear sways but I'm gonna do em one at a time...if I even get the front. I want the rear for better on road handling and to eliminate some roll.

I'd LOVE an electric disconnect like the Wranglers come with! If only! haha
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
|Build Thread

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-26-2011, 12:45 AM
2005JGC's Avatar
Senior Member


My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,751
Thanks: 51
Thanked 69 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 1652920
2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Disconnecting Front/Rear Swaybar for Off Road?

I think its like 1600 bucks for a rubicon swaybar disconnect install kit... time to retrofit!
__________________
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Gone but not forgotten!

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-27-2011, 10:22 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2006 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tucson
Posts: 330
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1899
misfit77 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to misfit77
Re: Disconnecting Front/Rear Swaybar for Off Road?

1600? is that all?
Count me in for 2
__________________
Is it me or everything plastic on the new Jeeps is cheap and breaks easily?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-27-2011, 11:02 PM
2005JGC's Avatar
Senior Member


My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,751
Thanks: 51
Thanked 69 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 1652920
2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Disconnecting Front/Rear Swaybar for Off Road?

funny thing is iirc, that is the ENTIRE install kit, wiring, instructions, switch... EVERYTHING. Just the swaybar itself if you have a failed one is 1900.
__________________
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Gone but not forgotten!

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-29-2011, 06:51 PM
Metal Gear
My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,849
Thanks: 8
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 20938
AcidCold has a reputation beyond reputeAcidCold has a reputation beyond reputeAcidCold has a reputation beyond reputeAcidCold has a reputation beyond reputeAcidCold has a reputation beyond reputeAcidCold has a reputation beyond reputeAcidCold has a reputation beyond reputeAcidCold has a reputation beyond reputeAcidCold has a reputation beyond reputeAcidCold has a reputation beyond reputeAcidCold has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Disconnecting Front/Rear Swaybar for Off Road?

I really don't see the point of disconnecting the rear since mine flexes fully with the sway connected. What are you looking to accomplish?
Might be a different story with other smaller lifts..
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-06-2011, 01:45 PM
Crashtown's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Durango, CO
Posts: 390
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1746
Crashtown is on a distinguished road
Re: Disconnecting Front/Rear Swaybar for Off Road?

I unbolted both swaybars and everything went fine. I wanted to prevent as much 3-wheel action as I could, but all three of us on the trail that day had plenty of that going on. Even with the SL. I'm thinking it's just part of wheelin' our WKs. I hooked my front back on when I got home, but left the rear disconnected. I can't even tell the difference so I'll probably just leave it off.
I flexed it with a forklift to check for clearance in the rear. The top of my spacers have an extended section that stick up through the center of the springs that act as a bumpstop. So I was ok on compression.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Disconnecting/Reconnecting Sub batman Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 13 05-14-2011 02:11 PM
rear swaybar torque specs JRsmoothee Grand Cherokee - WK 1 11-21-2010 01:24 PM
new front and rear swaybar question JRsmoothee Grand Cherokee - WK 7 11-11-2010 11:27 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community