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disconnect sway bars

has anyone tried disconnecting their swaybars in their XK's while offroading? i was gonna try the last time i went wheelin' but i was worried that my brake lines weren't long enough for the added articulation it may add. I'm curious how much this will help my XK in keeping all 4 wheels on the ground.

also, does anyone know of a good universal sway bar quick disconnect kit that will work well with the XK? or if there a kit specifically made for us?
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Excellent questions! I have wondered the same thing myself. I think 4.7 Commander was looking into longer brake lines.
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I know that in the rear, at least, if you disconnect them sway bars, and you're lifted, I could definitely see the brake lines blowing. I brought this up a while back, but nothing's been done about it. Custom seems to be the only way to go.
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I know that in the rear, at least, if you disconnect them sway bars, and you're lifted, I could definitely see the brake lines blowing. I brought this up a while back, but nothing's been done about it. Custom seems to be the only way to go.

yeah, i think you're right. i'm gonna look into getting longer brake lines. i want to also try to to find some quick disconnects that i can use on the XK. unbolting the sway bars should be easy enough but i'm just too darn lazy and would rather just pull out a pin than use a wrench when i'm at the trail head.

but if i can't find any, i have no fabrication skills. i think SOMEONE should make and sell them on his website... ehem... 4.7Commander... *cough* *cough*

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im sorry i may have to agree with him. 4.7 commander how much are they.lol
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I think sciron4x4 is right, custom lines will likely need to be fabricated. The chassis-end of the lines appears to be a unique connection, not the typical compression fitting or banjo-bolt normally seen. One other potential conflict with the rear disconnected is whether or not the driver-side upper control arm will contact the top of the fuel tank skid plate at full droop. The skid plate can be notched but I don't know how close the actual tank is behind it. This could also be overcome with an adjustable, contoured control arm, perhaps.


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I think 4.7 mentioned it earlier as a possibility, but he's still backlogged on bumpers, plates, and rails. I'd look for quick disconnects in mid 2009. =)

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i think JK lines are the same as the commander.

if thats correct then any SS brake lines for a JK will work.

i have not had enough time to check.

i'm also looking into disconnects on the sway-bars.
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I think sciron4x4 is right, custom lines will likely need to be fabricated. The chassis-end of the lines appears to be a unique connection, not the typical compression fitting or banjo-bolt normally seen. One other potential conflict with the rear disconnected is whether or not the driver-side upper control arm will contact the top of the fuel tank skid plate at full droop. The skid plate can be notched but I don't know how close the actual tank is behind it. This could also be overcome with an adjustable, contoured control arm, perhaps.
Does the Superlift use new CA's, or are you still utlizing the factory ones?
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The Superlift uses the factory control arms. There's a bunch of bolt-on brackets that reposition them to keep them at close-to-stock angles. But the new springs potentially give more articulation than stock (if the sway bar were to be disco'd), thus the possible interference with the one control arm and the fuel tank skid plate. I hope 4.7 is right about the brake lines, that'd be great to just buy a set rather than have someone make them.


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