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Front Sway-bar: disconnected - before and after

Disconnecting the front sway-bar gave me 2 extra inches of flex. (with stock suspension)

before: 4.5 inches between the top-of-tire and bottom-of-fender



after: 6.5 inches between the T-O-T and B-O-F



tire tuck before:



tire tuck after:


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Very nice! Great pics too! Thats a good difference in the flex.

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yeah... can't wait to see if the OME suspension will make a difference.

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it's a stretch...


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Was it hard to put the bolts back in? I assume if you were going to drive on a trail with it unhooked, the drop down rod would easily be unbolted too and completely removed.
Did it look like the brake lines were still ok and long enough? there has been a lot of talk about the brake lines being too short if you have much of a lift.

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Well Done, this is really good test

1- was the wheel rubbing when it is fully pushed in this pic ?




2- Does this put the shafts under excessive stress due to the larger angle?

3- What I could see is that you unbolted one side only and it was bolt #6 in this pic. am I correct? .. Is it ok to unbolt only one side and keep the bar laying there ? will it make any damage when going on trails? .. did you lift the vehicle to unbolt the bar or you did it while standing on the ground?





4- In this pic (right stretched wheel after disconnecting the bar) , is the ball joint at safe angle?




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Well Done, this is really good test

1- was the wheel rubbing when it is fully pushed in this pic ?




2- Does this put the shafts under excessive stress due to the larger angle?

3- What I could see is that you unbolted one side only and it was bolt #6 in this pic. am I correct? .. Is it ok to unbolt only one side and keep the bar laying there ? will it make any damage when going on trails? .. did you lift the vehicle to unbolt the bar or you did it while standing on the ground?





4- In this pic (right stretched wheel after disconnecting the bar) , is the ball joint at safe angle?




sorry too many question
I cant answer all the questions for him but i can answer a few:

2: I doubt it will cause that much stress to the CV axles since they wont always be at that angle. Only when you flex it out the suspension on something.

3: Im not sure why he only unbolted one side but yes it is bolt number 6 he took out. Thats the bolt for the sway bar end links.

4: Again thats probablly not the best angle for the bal joint to be in but it will only be in the angle when the suspension is totally flexed out. If its not flexed it will go back to normal. That looks like the same angle as Phunkeydudes Commander!




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Looks like you have some major tire rub on the tucked front tire!
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It seems like if he were trying to turn while the suspension was flexed that much the tire would rub pretty bad if it could turn at all. In another thread 4.7 suggested that you disconnect the rear instead of the front.

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