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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2007, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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Question Sway bar disconnects 1 or 2?

I have been giving a little thought recently about the quick disconnects that area available for the front sway bar (I have a stock cj7). I am thinking that I must be missing something because I don't see the need for a pair of them. Wouldn't you get everything you need from disconnecting just one end of the sway bar? What are your thoughts and experiences? And what about getting the Jeep on level ground for disconnect or reconnect? Do you need a cover to keep mud out?
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I would disconnect alternating sides when going off-road. That way they will wear evenly. You can then cap the end with duct tape, or go to the hardware store and get the rubber caps made for chair legs or crutches. You need to cap them to keep them as clean as possible. They're a bear to clean up once they get dirty.
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You have to disconnect both. The amount of movement you get will rip the connected one apart, and it would wear out the sway bar bushings on the frame quickly.
With only 1 connected, I can still feel the sway bar fighting the suspension off road, and on the road it makes the jeep unstable because the front suspension cycles at different rates.

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