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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2000, 09:40 PM
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Anit-sway bar on a (now lifted) \'80 CJ

Anyone just bypass their anti-sway bar when they lifted their CJ, or should I try to hook it back up? It just looks to be a long bar, which connects to the spring plate below, inline with the shocks. Doesn't this bar LIMIT articulation? It looks like it will . . . just wondering if I can leave it out and have my Jeep flex better now that the lift is on.
Thanks for any "old-timer" info on this

Jed Smith
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4" lift in the works
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2000, 09:58 PM
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Re: Anit-sway bar on a (now lifted) \'80 CJ

<font face="Comic Sans MS">They put the anti sway bar there to prevent body roll when you're on the road. You can pick up some quick disconnects for them (I think there are some available), so you can easily run them on the street, but unhook them quick when it's time to go off road... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2000, 10:01 PM
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Re: Anit-sway bar on a (now lifted) \'80 CJ

The sway bar is meant to stabilize the suspension under certain conditions like cornering or braking. removing the sway bar will allow your jeep flex more but your on road manners may suffer.
Most guys just add sway bar dissconnects so they have the option of street manners and off-road performance without the limiting sway bar.
I run my sway bar on and off road. I will only dissconnect when the going really gets bad.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2000, 10:28 PM
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Re: Anit-sway bar on a (now lifted) \'80 CJ

It is really advisable to run the swaybar on road, I don't like the way my Jeep handles without it. But, it is a must to disconnect it off road, you get 3-4" more travel, it is really amazing. I have JKS discos, easy to use, I've had them for several years and highly recommend them.

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