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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-08-2017, 08:58 AM
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We have a tire rotation due soon (likely this weekend)... I will disconnect and play in the ditches (culverts). Just about any around me put the KL on two wheels so I know they will fully stuff and droop the front fully.
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disconnecting the front link will not change flex in the front but it will in the rear ..the front is limited to the extension of the strut the how ever if disconnected in the rear it will then flex to the extent of the spring or shock which ever extends the furthest.. front disconnects are useless..

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disconnecting the front link will not change flex in the front but it will in the rear ..the front is limited to the extension of the strut the how ever if disconnected in the rear it will then flex to the extent of the spring or shock which ever extends the furthest.. front disconnects are useless..
This is just wrong....

The fact that the front has a strut and the rear is coil sprung with shocks makes no difference. The rear is droop limited by the shocks in the same manner that the front is droop limited by the struts.

Flex isn't just about droop it's also stuff. Sway bars are great for road stability, but they share forces from one wheel with the other. This means that when one tire is stuffed the droop of the other side is being limited by the sway bar. By disconnecting the sway bar you allow each side of the axle to use it's full travel completely independant of the other side.

The front has a MUCH more stout sway bar and thus more drastically limits travel. It also has more travel available due to the longer axle shafts (less CV bind).


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This is just wrong....

The fact that the front has a strut and the rear is coil sprung with shocks makes no difference. The rear is droop limited by the shocks in the same manner that the front is droop limited by the struts.

Flex isn't just about droop it's also stuff. Sway bars are great for road stability, but they share forces from one wheel with the other. This means that when one tire is stuffed the droop of the other side is being limited by the sway bar. By disconnecting the sway bar you allow each side of the axle to use it's full travel completely independant of the other side.

The front has a MUCH more stout sway bar and thus more drastically limits travel. It also has more travel available due to the longer axle shafts (less CV bind).
Exactly what he said!^^^^
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It defiantly flexes better without the front swaybar. And it feels much better off road as well. The front tire is 16 inches off the floor, all other tire still on concrete.
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OK how about a electronic disconnecting rear sway bar?

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It defiantly flexes better without the front swaybar. ...
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Awesome... It's the better ride off-road that has me the most interested. I disconnect my sway bar on our JKU-R all the time just to smooth out dirt roads.

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We have a tire rotation due soon (likely this weekend)... I will disconnect and play in the ditches (culverts). Just about any around me put the KL on two wheels so I know they will fully stuff and droop the front fully.
I liked how it felt quite a bit. If say, the driver front is at full droop and turned all the way driver, the swaybar will contact the steering link. So I'm still going to proceed with my original plan.
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